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Housing the Urban Poor: Policy and Practice in Developing Countries

Edited By: BC Aldrich and RS Sandhu

417 pages, Figs, tabs, b/w photos

Zed Books

Paperback | Jan 1999 | #42216 | ISBN: 1856493601
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $25/€24 approx
Hardback | Jan 1998 | #42214 | ISBN: 1856493598
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About this book

Examines the different history and current patterns of slum and squatter settlements in Third World countries. The strategies necessary to improve housing conditions for the very poor are reviewed, with emphasis on the key role of local participants and the necessity of abandoning top-down approaches.


Contents

Economic decline and urban poverty; origins of development planning; development planning and urban coalitions; role of local government; community economic development; private sector and local economic development; Durban's urban growth initiative; strategies in the PWV; urban planning, shelter strategies and economic development.

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