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Squatter citizen: life in the urban Third World

Hardoy, JE; Satterthwaite, D; (1989) Squatter citizen: life in the urban Third World.

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Abstract

Drawing on their own skills, making the best use of limited resources and forming their own community organisations, the poor account for most new city housing in the Third World. However, the city rejects them, denying their right to water, education and health care. The first chapter provides the context for analysis, describing the development of Third World cities in the colonial and post-colonial periods, and the gap that continues to grow between the "legal' and the "illegal' city. Other chapters examine government intervention policies, environmental problems, the process of finding housing, and trends in urbanisation. Finally, developments and problems in smaller urban areas and surrounding rural areas are outlined, and the question of urban bias is addressed. -after Authors

Type:Book
Title:Squatter citizen: life in the urban Third World
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Development Planning Unit

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