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Urbanization and development : multidisciplinary perspectives

Author: Jo Beall; Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis; S M Ravi Kanbur; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Studies in development economics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents a significant new collection that focuses on urbanization and its implications for economic development. Written for an advanced audience with an interest in urban economics and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Government publication, International government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Beall; Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis; S M Ravi Kanbur; World Institute for Development Economics Research.
ISBN: 9780199590148 0199590141
OCLC Number: 607987810
Notes: Series statement from jacket.
Based on papers presented at an interdisciplinary UNU-WIDER conference, held at the London School of Economics, Oct. 18-20, 2007.
"A study prepared for the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER)."
Description: xxi, 327 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: INTRODUCTION ; 1. Beyond the Tipping Point: A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Urbanization and Development ; DATA AND DEFINITIONS ; 2. Urban Settlement: Data, Measures, and Trends ; 3. Agglomeration Index: Towards A New Measure of Urban Concentration ; 4. Parsing the Urban Poverty Puzzle: A Multi-generational Panel Study in Rio de Janeiro's Favelas, 1968-2008 ; 5. Urban Myths and the Mis-use of Data that Underpin Them ; ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF URBANIZATION ; 6. Evolving City Systems ; 7. Suburbanization and Residential Desegregation in South Africa's Cities ; URBANIZATION: SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES ; 8. The Face of Urban Poverty: Explaining the Prevalence of Slums in Developing Countries ; 9. The Legacy Effect of Squatter Settlements on Urban Redevelopment ; 10. The Gendered Nature of Asset Accumulation in Urban Contexts: Longitudinal Results from Guayaquil, Ecuador ; URBAN VIOLENCE ; 11. Violent Urbanization and Homogenization of Space and Place: Reconstructing the Story of Sectarian Violence in Beirut ; 12. Dar es Salaam as a 'Harbour of Peace' in East Africa: Tracing the Role of Creolized Urban Ethnicity in Nation-State Formation ; 13. Urban Violence Is (not) Necessarily a Way Of life: Towards a Political Economy of Conflict in Cities ; URBAN PLANNING AND GOVERNANCE ; 14. Infrastructure and City Competitiveness in India ; 15. Solid Wastes, Poverty and the Environment in Developing Country Cities: Challenges and Opportunities ; 16. Building Sustainable Historic Centres: A Comparative Approach for Innovative Urban Projects ; EPILOGUE ; Themes Emerging, Questions Outstanding, and the Value of a Multidisciplinary Approach
Series Title: Studies in development economics.
Responsibility: edited by Jo Beall, Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, and Ravi Kanbur.
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