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Title Governing cities : new institutional forms in developing countries and transitional economies / edited by Meine Pieter van Dijk, Marike Noordhoek and Emiel Wegelin.

Published London : ITDG, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  320.85091724 GOVE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Urban management series.
Urban management series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Changing role of government in urban management 11 -- 1. Towards more cooperative cities: examples of the principle of partnership in Brazil / Maria Teresa Correa de Oliveira 13 -- 2. Slum Redevelopment Scheme in Mumbai: building castles in the air? / Padma Desai 26 -- 3. Emerging institutional forms for urban management in developing countries: institutionalizing the Integrated Urban Infrastructure Development Programme approach in Indonesia / Hendropranoto Suselo, Robert van der Hoff 46 -- 4. Access to an urban field in Ethiopia / Coen Beeker 67 -- 5. Urban management and the stakeholders: evolving development perspectives, policies and external support / Emiel A. Wegelin 79 -- Part II Increasing role of the private sector in urban development 93 -- 6. ROSCAs and housing finance in Hyderabad, India: potential for development / Peer Smets 95 -- 7. NGOs/CBOs and housing for low-income people in Albania / Besnik Aliaj 109 -- 8. Cooperation between governmental, non-governmental and community-based organizations: the Bangalore Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme / Joop W. de Wit 129 -- Part III Increasing importance of public-private partnerships 155 -- 9. A bottom-up approach within the top-down tradition of Belarus: action planning behind the former Iron Curtain / Deniz Baharoglu, Carla Lepelaars 157 -- 10. Public-private and community partnerships for urban low-cost housing in Indonesia / Joris van Etten 172 -- 11. Urban information systems as a basis for urban management in the developing world / Meine Pieter van Dijk 190.
Summary The context in which urban managers function is continuously changing and the challenges to be met by local officials shift accordingly. This unique collection of essays offers scholars and practitioners interested in urban management a fresh view on how new institutional forms have developed in recent projects and programs. The case studies are based on the contributors' own work experience, giving readers up-to-date practical insight into the development activities of government, the private sector and communities. Readers will benefit from the geographical coverage offered in the book. Case studies from Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe are described in detail, allowing the critical reader to analyze the differences in regional approach. The book looks at the changing role of government, the increasing role of the private sector and the growing importance of public-"private partnerships in urban development. Examples include that of enabling inhabitants to vote on budget lines in Brazilian municipalities and analysis of the role of the Slum Board in Mumbai, India. A number of contributors show how participation can take shape in different ways and a special chapter is devoted to the role of information and communication technology in urban management. Finally, the role of non-governmental and community-based organizations receives attention.Since new institutional approaches to urban management are continually emerging and are practised in diverse locations, the editors' aim, through this collection, is to make both theoretical considerations and practical experiences available to all colleagues.
Other author Dijk, Meine Pieter van.
Noordhoek, Marike.
Wegelin, Emiel A.
Subject Municipal government -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Urban policy -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Public-private sector cooperation -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
ISBN 1853394971