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City futures : confronting the crisis of urban development

Author: E A Pieterse
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books ; Capetown, South Africa : UCT Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cities are the future. In the past two decades, a global urban revolution has taken place, mainly in the South. The 'mega-cities' of the developing world are home to over 10 million people each and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Pieterse, E.A. (Edgar A.).
City futures.
London ; New York : Zed Books ; Capetown, South Africa : UCT Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008008256
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: E A Pieterse
ISBN: 9781848133549 1848133545
OCLC Number: 560608016
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 206 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : deciphering city futures --
Urbanization trends and implications --
Mainstream agenda I : shelter for all --
Mainstream agenda II : good governance --
Reconceptualising the political in cities --
Informal everyday urbanism --
Counterpoint : alternative urban development --
Making a start towards alternative city futures.
Responsibility: Edgar Pieterse.
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