The Challenge of Sustainable Cities

Neoliberalism and Urban Strategies in Developing Countries

Edited by Rod Burgess, Marisa Carmona, and Theo Kolstee

Description

This is an assessment of the current state of play between urban theory, policy and architectural and planning practice in developing countries. It explains and criticizes what is happening in cities in an era now dominated by neoliberal development policy.
This volume by urban planners and architects assesses the current state of play between urban theory, policy and architectural and planning practice in developing countries. It explains and criticises what is happening in cities in an era now dominated by neoliberal development policy, compares and contrasts the various policy and planning approaches, and explores how they are changing the role of architects, planners and other professionals. The contributors focus on the principal issues that exist in urban environmental strategy, the spatial restructuring of cities, and the attempts to foster more participation in urban programmes and management.

The originality of thought, the diversity of case material and the specific policy focus make this book an important contribution to the formulation of future urban strategies in the South.

Author Bio

Rod Burgess teaches urban planning at Oxford Brookes University, and is a visiting research professor at Delft University of Technology, where Marisa Carmona is also based.

Theo Kolstee works for the Netherlands Ministry of Development Cooperation.

The contributors are eminent urban planners, architects and academics, mostly from Africa, Asia and Latin America. They include Professor John Turner of the Habitat International Coalition.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • 1. Cities, the State and the Market - Rod Burgess, Marisa Carmona and Theo Kolstee
  • Part I: The Macro-Economic Context
    • 2. Contemporary Macro-economic Strategies and Urban Policies in Developing Countries: A Critical Review - Rod Burgess, Marisa Carmona and Theo Kolstee
    • 3. Will Higher Productivity Improve Living Standards? - David Barkin
    • 4. Urban Social Policy and Poverty Reduction - Caroline Moser
  • Part II: Environmental Strategies
    • 5. Contemporary Urban Environmental Strategies and Policies in Developing Countries: A Critical Review - Rod Burgess, Marisa Carmona and Theo Kolstee
    • 6. The Environment and Infrastructure Supply in Brazil - Ricardo Toledo Silva
  • Part III: Spatial Strategies
    • 7. Contemporary Spatial Strategies and Urban Policies in Developing Countries: A Critical Review - Rod Burgess, Marisa Carmona and Theo Kolstee
    • 8. The Inner Periphery of the City: Symbol and Cultural Expression in the Urban Scenery of Latin America - Roberto Segre
  • Part IV: Enablement and Participation
    • 9. Contemporary Policies for Enablement and Participation: A Critical Review - Rod Burgess, Marisa Carmona and Theo Kolstee
    • 10. Learning in a Time of Paradigm Change: The Role of the Professional - John F. C. Turner
    • 11. Urban Reconstruction and Institutional Reshaping in Brazil - Ricardo Toledo Silva
  • Part V: Country Experiences
    • 12. The Challenge of Metropolitan Planning in Lima: Towards a New Encounter - Jorge Ruiz de Somocurcio and Javier Dias Albertini
    • 13. The Informal Commercial Centres of Lima and the Struggle against Poverty - Liliana Miranda
    • 14. Integrated Urban Development: The Dyke Project in Santos - Alfredo Luis Buso, Katia Mellow and Costa Lima
    • 15. The Production of Space: Illustrations from Sao Paulo - Yvonne Mautner and Laura Bueno
    • 16. Community Enablement, Poverty Alleviation and Integrated Savings and Credit Schemes in Bangkok - Somsook Boonyabancha
    • 17. Working with Pavement Dwellers in Bombay - Celine D'Cruz
    • 18. Recent Developments in Indonesian Urban Development Strategy - Sri Probo Sudarmo
    • 19. Brick by Brick We shall Build the Nation: Housing Poor People in South Africa - Ishmael Mkhabela
    • 20. Urban Development in South Africa: Some Critical Issues from Johannesburg - Abdoumaliqalim Simone
  • 22. Conclusions and Reccomendations
  • Index

Details

Publication Date: 1 March 1997
304 pages

Product ISBNs: Paperback: 9781856494809

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