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Urban Development and Civil Society : the Role of Communities in Sustainable Cities.

Author: Michael Carley; Harry Smith; Paul Jenkins
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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The world's population is rapidly urbanizing but the affluence and development often associated with cities are far from equitably or sustainably distributed. Where it was once taken for granted that responsibility for urban development lay with the state, increasingly the emphasis has shifted to market-driven and public-private sector initiatives, which can marginalize the intended beneficiaries - the urban poor -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Carley, Michael.
Urban Development and Civil Society : The Role of Communities in Sustainable Cities.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Carley; Harry Smith; Paul Jenkins
ISBN: 9781134200573 1134200579 9781134200504 1134200501
OCLC Number: 863823348
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (247 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acronyms and Abbreviations; List of Figures, Tables and Boxes; Preface; About the Authors; Glossary; Part 1 Introduction: The Challenge of a Sustainable Urban Future The Role of Institutions; 01-Top-Down and Bottom-up: The Challenge of Cities in the New Century; 02-The State, The Market and Community: An Analytical Framework for Community Self-Development; Part 2 Case Studies: Lessons from International Experience in Key Urban Development Issues. 03-The Role of Civil Society in Shelter at the Periphery: The Experience of Peri-urban Communities in Maputo, Mozambique04-The State, Business and the Community: Abating Industrial Nuisance in Lahore, Pakistan; 05-Urban Public Transport: The Development of a Regulatory Role for NGOs in Pakistan; 06-Informal Development in the Market Socialist City: The Case of the Floating Population of Beijing; 07-Urban Management and Community Development in Metro Manila. 08-When Community Development Becomes a Political Bargaining Tool: The Case for Structural Change in Low Income Housing Provision on Costa Rica09-Community-based Organizations and the Struggle for Land and Housing in South Africa: Urban Social Movements in Transition; 10-Renegotiating Places: The Experience of Low-demand Housing in Salford, England; Part 3 Analysis and Conclusions: Strengthening the Changing Role of Civil Society; 11-Relationships Between the State and Civil Society and their Importance for Sustainable Development; 12-Civil Socity and New Social Movements; Notes; References.

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The world's population is rapidly urbanizing but the affluence and development often associated with cities are far from equitably or sustainably distributed. Where it was once taken for granted that responsibility for urban development lay with the state, increasingly the emphasis has shifted to market-driven and public-private sector initiatives, which can marginalize the intended beneficiaries - the urban poor - from decision making and implementation. This text outlines the essential conditions for effective urban planning and management by placing bottom-up community initiatives at the he.

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