By George Martine,Gordon McGranahan,Mark Montgomery,Rogelio Fernandez-Castilla
The primary subject matter that runs via this quantity is the necessity to rework urbanization right into a optimistic strength for improvement. half I of this booklet experiences the demography of the city transition, stressing the significance of benefi cial rural-urban connections and not easy ordinarily held misconceptions. half II asks how city housing, land and repair provision should be better within the face of speedy city enlargement, drawing classes from studies all over the world. half III analyses the demanding situations and possibilities that urbanization provides for bettering residing environments and lowering pressures on neighborhood and international ecosystems. those social and environmental demanding situations has to be met within the context of fast-changing demographic situations; half IV explores the diversity of possibilities that those variations symbolize. those demanding situations and possibilities differ tremendously throughout Africa, Asia and Latin the USA, as precise partly V.
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