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City Futures: Confronting the Crisis of Urban Development

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Zed Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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excellent read - heavy on context, policy orientation successfully manages to refocus the conceptualisation of cities; identifies issues more pertinent to african or 'south' cities
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I'm being picky but I have a problem with some of his syntax. But at least it wasn't dry and overly academic.
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Edgar Pieterse is Director of the African Centre for Cities and Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, both at the University of Cape Town. He is also a founding director of Isandla Institute; an urban policy think-tank where he continues to ply advocacy oriented research work.
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