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Third World Cities

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ISBN-10: 0415198828

ISBN-13: 9780415198820

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: the late David W. Drakakis-Smith

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Using case studies of cities drawn from around the world, David Smith confronts three main questions: is there still a Third World; does it have a common urban form; and what is the relationship between urbanisation and sustainability?
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preamble: Is There Still a Third World
Third World City of Third World Cities
Sustainable Urbanisation
Globalization and our Shrinking World?
Chapter One The Dimensions of Urban Growth in the Third World
Questions of Definition
Levels of Urban Population
Extended Metropolitan Regions
Rates and Scales of Growth
Urban Growth and Economic Development
Conclusion
Bangkok: The Most Primate Capital City in Asia
Urban Mismanagement in Manila
Chapter Two An Historial Perspective Definitions and Framework for Investigation
Mercantile Colonialism
Industrial Colonialism
Late Colonialism
Early Independence
Delhi: The Evolution of an Imperial City
Chapter Three Urban Population Growth
Introduction
Migration to the City
Explaining Urban Migration
Migrants and Migration
Government Responses
Natural Population Growth and the City
Intermediate Towns and Cities
Transmigration in Indonesia
International Labour Migration
Reversing the Demographic Transition in Singapore
Chapter Four The Urban Environment
Introduction
Identifying the Brown Agenda
Environmental Problems at the Household Level
The City Environment
The Urban Footprint
Air Pollution in Mexico City
Water, Sewage and Waste in Chengzhou
Tanneries in Leon
Mexico
Street Scavengers in Calcutta
Chapter Five Employment and incomes in the City
Growth
Development and Urban Employment
The Structure of Urban Labour Markets
Labour Exploitation and Response
The Informal Sector
Poverty in the City
Singapore - A Model for Development?
Child Labour in Tamil Nadu, India
Pondoks in Jakarta
Chapter Six Basic Needs and Human Rights
Introduction
Defining Basic Needs
Food Security
Shelter
Policies for Housing Provision and Polices Towards Housing
Human Rights
Democracy and Urbanisation
Education in the City
Health Care in the City
Food Security in Zimbabwe
Finding Somewhere to Live
Chapter Seven Planning and Management
Introduction
External Influences
National and Local Influences
Conclusions
Latin American Experiences of Decentralisation _