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Empowering Squatter Citizen

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'An excellent collection.' Urban Studies 'An important contribution of the book is the reconceptualization of poverty in the devel... Lire la suite
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'An excellent collection.' Urban Studies 'An important contribution of the book is the reconceptualization of poverty in the development discourse.' Built Environment 'The book includes case studies of innovative government organizations and community-driven processes which illustrate more effective approaches to urban poverty reduction.' Peopleandplanet.net 'The editors wrap the collection with a briskly stimulating introduction and two more extended final chapters on urban poverty and the role of local and extra-local organisations.' M. Herbert, Institution of Civil Engineers.

Auteur
Diana Mitlin is an economist and social development specialist working at IIED and the Institute for Development Policy and Management at the University of Manchester. David Satterthwaite is a senior fellow at IIED and also teaches at the Development Planning Unit of University College London and the London School or Economics.

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This volume is the most recent addition to the examination of urban poverty by the Human Settlements Program at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). It makes the case for redirecting support to local organizations and processes. The core of the book is case studies of innovative government organizations (in Thailand, Mexico, the Philippines, and Nicaragua) and community-driven processes (in India, South Africa, Pakistan, and Brazil) that show new ways to address urban poverty. Each case study is prepared by specialists from these countries. They show that poverty reduction in urban areas is as much about building competent, accountable local organizations as about attempting to improve incomes. It involves strengthening and supporting the organizations formed by the poor or homeless to be able to develop their own solutions and to negotiate better deals with the organizations delivering infrastructure, services, credit, and land for housing.



Résumé
With the rapid growth in urban poverty in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, most cities have 30 to 60 per cent of their population living in shanty towns. This book contends that urban poverty is underpinned by the failure of national governments and aid agencies to support local processes.

Contenu
Part I: Introduction Introduction * Part II Government Initiatives A Decade of Change: from the Urban Community Development Office to the Community Organization Development Institute in Thailand * The Community Mortgage Programme: An Innovative Social Housing Programme in the Philippines and Its Outcomes * The Mexican National Popular Housing Fund * Participation and Sustainability in Social Projects: the Experience of the Local Development Programme in Nicaragua * Part III: Civil Society Initiatives The Work of the Anjuman Samaji Behbood in Faisalabad * Municipal Programme for the Reform and Extension of Homes: Casa Melhor/PAAC Cearah Periferia, Brazil * The Age of Cities and Organizations of the Urban Poor: The Work of the South African Homeless People's Federation * Grassroots-driven Development: the Alliance of SPARC, the National Slum Dwellers Federation and Mahila Milan * Part IV: Drawing Some Conclusions Addressing Deprivations in Urban Areas * The Role of Local and Extra-local Organizations * Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Empowering Squatter Citizen
Sous-titre: Local Government, Civil Society and Urban Poverty Reduction
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Code EAN: 9781844071005
ISBN: 978-1-84407-100-5
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Genre: Sciences naturelles en général
nombre de pages: 336
Poids: 642g
Taille: H234mm x B156mm
Année: 2004