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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:   Print book : Conference publication : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By many estimates, the world has recently crossed the point where more than half the global population is urban, a trend driven by rapid urbanization in developing countries. Urban centres offer economies of scale in terms of productive enterprise and public investment. Cities are social melting pots, centres of innovation, and drivers of social change. However, cities are also marked by social differentiation,
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
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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