The Resource City futures : confronting the crisis of urban development, Edgar Pieterse

City futures : confronting the crisis of urban development, Edgar Pieterse

Label
City futures : confronting the crisis of urban development
Title
City futures
Title remainder
confronting the crisis of urban development
Statement of responsibility
Edgar Pieterse
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Cities are the future. In the past two decades, a global urban revolution has taken place, mainly in the South. The 'mega-cities' of the developing world are home to over 10 million people each and even smaller cities are experiencing unprecedented population surges. The problems surrounding this influx of people - slums, poverty, unemployment and lack of governance - have been well-documented."
  • "This book is a powerful indictment of the current consensus on how to deal with these challenges. Pieterse argues that the current 'shelter for all' and 'urban good governance' policies treat only the symptoms, not the causes of the problem. Instead, he claims, there is an urgent need to reinvigorate civil society in these cities, to encourage radical democracy, economic resilience, social resistance and environmental sustainability folded into the everyday concerns of marginalised people. Providing a dynamic picture of a cosmopolitan urban citizenship, this book is an essential guide to one of the new century's greatest challenges."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
307.76
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT361
LC item number
.P54 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
City futures : confronting the crisis of urban development, Edgar Pieterse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-199) and index
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  • net
Contents
Introduction : deciphering city futures -- Urbanization trends and implications -- Mainstream agenda I : shelter for all -- Mainstream agenda II : good governance -- Reconceptualising the political in cities -- Informal everyday urbanism -- Counterpoint : alternative urban development -- Making a start towards alternative city futures
Control code
000042792144
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 206 p.
Isbn
9781842775400
Lccn
2008008256
Other control number
100480297
Other physical details
ill.
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.b23425222
System control number
tp23425222

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