Includes bibliographical references (p. -290) and index.
|LC Classifications||HD7287.96.S68 H855 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 296 p. :|
|Number of Pages||296|
|ISBN 10||1919895396, 1920541241|
|ISBN 10||9781919895390, 9781920541248|
|LC Control Number||2011478776|
According to the United Nations, more than one billion people now live in the slums of the cities of the South. In this brilliant and ambitious book, Mike Davis explores the future of a radically unequal and explosively unstable urban world. From the sprawling barricadas of Lima to the garbage hills of Manila, urbanization has been disconnected Cited by: Planet of Slums is an amazing book that describes the develop of and life in the shantytowns that are on the margins of cities across the Global South - that is, the cities were most people already live, and/5. Book Description. Developing regions are set to account for the vast majority of future urban growth, and women and girls will become the majority inhabitants of these locations in the Global South. This is one of the first books to detail the challenges facing poorer segments of the female population who commonly reside in ‘slums. This is a list of slums.A slum as defined by the United Nations agency UN-Habitat, is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure ing to the United Nations, the percentage of urban dwellers living in slums decreased from 47 percent to 37 percent in the developing world between and
‘Cities with ‘Slums’: from informal settlement eradication to a right to the city in Africa’, Marie Huchzermeyer exposes the contradictions and conflicts arising from opposing ideologies pertaining to the ‘world class city’ and inhabitants’ right to the city. The book juxtaposes the desire for orderly, competitive cities that. Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South explores the gendered nature of seven broad topics: land/housing, services, health, violence, mobility, productivity, and politics/ analysis is founded on what the authors call the “gender–urban–slum interface”, a wide-ranging framework for understanding gender disparities at different urban scales and locations (with a. This article, which focuses on urban planning in cities with slums, discusses the literature about the appropriate policy responses for improving slum-housing conditions and identifies two avenues for policy action. These are increasing the affordable supply of formal or regulated housing to reduce the pressure for the formation of new slums and increasing private investment in existing. Creating cities without slums is essentially a search for sustainable urban livelihoods. The s saw expanded trade, new communications technologies, cheaper production and increased capital flows. According to neo-liberal thinking, this should have been a decade of prosperity and social justice.
Cities with ‘Slums’: The book aims to inspire a wider understanding of, sympathy for and solidarity with struggles against informal settlement eradication in South Africa and beyond, and argues that the right to the city, in its original conception, has direct relevance for urban contestations in Africa today. Ecology and Quality of Life in Urban Slums Book Summary: This book attempts at upgradation of slums and squatter settlements in the cities of Munger and Bhagalpur with a view to highlight the socio-economic life of the urban society in terms of environmental pollution. With respect to slums, there has been several ABM attempts ranging from the theoretical formation of slums in Latin American cities (Barros, ) to the growth and shape of slums based on residential preferences and the availability of land in Tanzania (e.g., Augustijn-Beckers et . regions lived in slums, while per cent of the urban population in least developed countries were slum dwellers. In some developing country cities, slums are so pervasive that it is the rich who have to segregate themselves behind small gated enclaves. This report explores both the negative and positive aspects of slums.