1st Edition

Planning and Housing in the Rapidly Urbanising World





ISBN 9780415357975
Published November 22, 2006 by Routledge

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Book Description

Written specifically as a teaching text and authored by a team of leading academics in the field, this is the first book to bring together the key issues of rapid urbanisation with approaches to planning and housing.

Outlining and explaining core concepts from ‘informal settlements’ to ‘sustainability’, it focuses on the rapid urbanization of developing countries with case studies from Latin America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The impact of rapid urbanization and associated globalization on land-use and housing is described and analyzed with reference to the particular issues of poverty, health and the environment of these areas.

Providing an accessible introduction to the key issues as well as enhancing current theoretical debates and exploring practical applications, this book is an essential resource for students and researchers in this area.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: General Context  1. Urbanisation and Globalisation  2. Development Discourse  3. A New International Political Economy Approach to Urban Development in the Rapidly Urbanising World  Part 2: Planning and Housing in the Rapidly Urbanising World  4. Pre-Capitalist 'Traditional' Shelter and Urban Settlements  5. Colonial and Neo-Colonial Planning and Housing  6. Planning in the Period 1960-90  7. Housing in the Period 1960-90  8. Post 1990 Issues in Planning and Housing  Part 3: Case Studies  9. Urban Development and Housing in Sub-Saharan Africa  10. Urban Development and Housing in Latin America  11. Urban Development and Housing in East Asia  Part 4: Conclusions  12. Conclusions

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Biography

Paul Jenkins is Professor of Architecture and Human Settlements and Director of the Centre for Environment & Human Settlements (CEHS) in the School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, UK. 

Harry Smith is a Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, UK.

Ya Ping Wang is a Reader in Urban Studies, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, UK.