by Ivo Imparato, Slum Upgrading And Participation Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Slum Upgrading And Participation book, The UN currently estimates that there are about 837 million urban slum dwellers worldwide, and this figure is likely to rise to 1.5 billion by 2020 if current trends are not reversed. This book offers five geographically and institutionally diverse case studies from Latin America, where some of the longest-running and most successful programmes in this field have been conducted. These programmes, involving a wide variety of funding arrangements and agencies, demonstrate the positive impact that community participation and people-oriented service solutions can have on slum upgrading efforts in low income urban areas.
by Mike Davis, Planet Der Slums Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Planet Der Slums book, Mike Davis konstatiert in diesem ambitionierten und verstörenden Buch eine" Kopernikansche Wende"der menschlichen Siedlungsgeschichte. Denn nie zuvor überstieg der Anteil der Stadtbevölkerung den Anteil der auf dem Land Wohnenden und nie zuvor sah sich eine ungeheure Anzahl von über einer Milliarde Menschen gezwungen, ihr Überleben in Armut, im Schmutz der Müllhalden, ohne (sauberes) Wasser, ohne Toiletten, ohne irgendeine Art der Gesundheits- oder Sozialversorgung zu organisieren. Die Megaslums des" Südens"sind Ausdruck einer im höchsten Maße ungleichen und instabilen urbanen Welt. Hier treffen die sozialen Fronten der Globalisierung in radikaler Weise aufeinander.
by Oscar Carracedo García-Villalba, Resilient Urban Regeneration In Informal Settlements In The Tropics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Resilient Urban Regeneration In Informal Settlements In The Tropics book, This book focuses on the implementation of slum upgrading projects and the last generation of citywide programmes that define the future urban configuration of informal settlements, from a citywide perspective, in the Earth’s tropical region. The book presents a study on regeneration experiences in Asia and Latin America and it identifies important points of connection and similarities between the two cases, while also determining that, compared to Asia, informality in Latin America is in its ‘second generation.’
by Mattia Binacchi, Slums And Shelter Policies In Kenya Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Slums And Shelter Policies In Kenya book, Slums probably represent the main challenge that the third world city must face in our time. And the need to find a solution to the problem is urgent, given the dramatic pace at which urbanization is occurring, and the wide spread of urban poverty all over the world. This book analyzes the most relevant policies which have been adopted by the various governments in the developing countries over the last decades to deal with the informal settlements, stressing the reasons why eventually most of the interventions realized have been found ineffective. As a result, a new kind of approach has been formulated: the slum upgrading, currently sponsored as a best practice by International Agencies such as the UN-Habitat. Here Kenya is taken as a case-study, and a very important and long-awaited slum upgrading project still ongoing in Kibera (the largest slum in the country) is examined, expecially with respect to issues such as the perception of the project by the beneficiary community and their extent of participation. A severe analysis of the overall process raises many critics and perplexities, paving the way to new and more general questions, for the author and the reader too.
by Hans-Liudger Dienel, Citizens Participation In Urban Planning And Development In Iran Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Citizens Participation In Urban Planning And Development In Iran book, During recent years, the topic of participation has increasingly been gaining importance in Iran – in the scientific field, in practice and rhetoric. However, in current scientific literature – and especially in English literature – there is little knowledge on the conditions, legal background, perceptions, experiences and processes of citizens’ participation in Iran. This book aims to shed light on the paradoxical question of participation in Iran: it is old and new, dysfunctioning and functioning, disappointing and promising. This slippery status of participation convinces scholars to suggest contradictory interpretations and understandings about the existence, functionality, and potentiality of this concept. The book therefore shows the different perspectives, interpretations, historical developments and case studies of participation in Iran, thus giving the reader a kaleidoscope view on the question of participation in Iran.
by UN Millennium Project, Un Millennium Development Library A Home In The City Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Un Millennium Development Library A Home In The City book, More than 900 million people currently live in urban slums and the number is growing as rapid urbanization continues in the developing world. A Home in the City urges countries to strengthen their focus on the growing urban crisis and improving the lives of slum dwellers. Proposed are specific investments and policy changes required at local and national levels to create a vibrant, equitable and productive urban environment. It underscores the need for close strategic partnerships between local authorities and organizations of the urban poor for slum upgrading and improved urban management. From adopting citywide strategies and establishing adequate and affordable infrastructure and services, to building effective public transport and constructing low-income housing, it offers valuable methods to prevent future slum formation and to improve the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020.