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Housing the Urban Poor Policy and Practice in Developing Countries

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Edited By: BC Aldrich and RS Sandhu
417 pages, Figs, tabs, b/w photos
Publisher: Zed Books
Housing the Urban Poor
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  • Housing the Urban Poor ISBN: 9781856493604 Paperback Jan 1999 Out of Print #42216
  • Housing the Urban Poor ISBN: 9781856493598 Hardback Jan 1998 Out of Print #42214
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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.

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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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Out of Print
Edited By: BC Aldrich and RS Sandhu
417 pages, Figs, tabs, b/w photos
Publisher: Zed Books
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