Uniting a Divided City
Governance and Social Exclusion in Johannesburg
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Uniting a Divided City by Jo Beall
Book DescriptionFor many, Johannesburg resembles the imagined spectre of the urban future. Global anxieties about catastrophic urban explosion, social fracture, environmental degradation, escalating crime and violence, and rampant consumerism alongside grinding poverty, are projected onto this city as a microcosm of things to come. Decision-makers in cities worldwide have attempted to balance harsh fiscal and administrative realities with growing demands for political, economic and social justice. This book investigates pragmatic approaches to urban economic development, service delivery, spatial restructuring, environmental sustainability and institutional reform in Johannesburg. It explores the conditions and processes that are determining the city's transformation into a cosmopolitan metropole and magnet for the continent.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853839160
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jo Beall
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By the dawn of the 21st century, more than half of the world's population was living in urban areas. This volume explores the implications of this unprecedented expansion in the world's most urbanized region, Latin America, exploring the new urban reality, and the consequences for both Latin America and the rest of the developing world.
Urbanization and Development, Hardback (October 2010)
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Cities and Development, Hardback (June 2009)» View all books by Jo Beall
Offers a critical exploration of the dynamic relationship between urbanism and development. Highlighting both the challenges and opportunities associated with rapid urban change, this book surveys the historical relationship between urbanization and development, and the role cities play in fostering economic growth in a globalizing world.
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Author Biography - Jo Beall
Jo Beall is Reader in Development Studies at the London School of Economics. Owen Crankshaw is senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cape Town. Susan Parnell is Associate Professor in Geography at the University of Cape Town.
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