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The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South

Edited by: Gautam Bhan , Smita Srinivas , Vanessa Watson

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138932814
eBook ISBN: 9781315678993
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The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South offers an edited collection on planning in parts of the world which, more often than not, are unrecognised or unmarked in mainstream planning texts. In doing so, its intention is not to fill a ?gap? that leaves this ?mainstream? unquestioned but to re-theorise planning from a deep understanding of ?place? as well as a commitment to recognise the diverse modes of practice that come within it.

The chapters thus take the form not of generalised, ?universal? analyses and prescriptions, but instead are critical and located reflections in thinking about how to plan, act and intervene in highly complex city, regional and national contexts. Chapter authors in this Companion are not all planners, or are planners of very different kinds, and this diversity ensures a rich variety of insights, primarily based on cases, to emphasise the complexity of the world in which planning is expected to happen.

The book is divided into a framing Introduction followed by five sections: planning and the state; economy and economic actors; new drivers of urban change; landscapes of citizenship; and planning pedagogy. This volume will be of interest to all those wanting to explore the complexities of planning practice and the need for new theories of knowledge from which to draw insight to face the challenges of the 21st century.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Spatial rationalities and the possibilities for planning in the New Urban Agenda for Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Growth and inclusion in the mega-cities of India, South Africa and Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Urban planning at a crossroads Download PDF
Chapter  4:  African urbanisation and democratisation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Data on rapidly growing cities Download PDF
Chapter  6:  A ‘peripheries’ view of planning failures in Kolkata and Hyderabad in India Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Urbanisation and development Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Planning Special Economic Zones in China Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Planning in the midst of informality Download PDF
Chapter  10:  No global South in economic development Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The informal economy in cities of the global South Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Urban finance Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Urban climate adaptation in the global South Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Social-environmental dilemmas of planning an ‘ecological civilisation’ in China Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Open space provision and environmental preservation strategies Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Cities, planning and urban food poverty in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Technology and spatial governance in cities of the global South Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Balancing accessibility with aspiration Download PDF
Chapter  19:  ‘Terra nullius’ and planning Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The intent to reside Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Living as logistics Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Informal worker organising and mobilisation Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Is there a typical urban violence? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Urban upgrading to reduce violence in informal settlements Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Starting from here Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Learning from the city Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Campus in Camps Download PDF
Chapter  28:  At the coalface, take 3  Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Co-learning the city Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Learning to learn again Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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