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Third World Cities
Problems, Policies and Prospects

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Volume: 148

November 1992 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
It took New York City (the world's largest metropolis in 1950) nearly a century and a half to expand by eight million residents. Mexico City and Sao Paulo will match this growth in less than fifteen years. Asia's mega-cities, too, are exploding in number and size. This kind of unprecedented growth is being echoed in the urban centers of developing nations around the globe. The essays in this volume address the wide array of problematic issues--as well as the opportunities and advantages--that are the natural outgrowth of such rapid urbanization. Third World Cities examines three sets of vital issues. Drawing on the experience and evidence of the past two decades, the book's initial chapters assess theoretical frameworks upon which urban and migration policies are based. The authors of the middle section press for fresh approaches to the increasing demands placed on institutions and individuals in the largest cities of the developing world. The final chapters examine the complex demographic, social, and economic processes of urban growth. Students, professionals, and policymakers in development and urban studies, public administration, sociology, political science and comparative politics, geography, and ethnic studies will find Third World Cities to be a refreshing and innovative look at this growing concern. "Third World Cities offers a range of new ideas on the demographic, social spatial, and environmental changes that are `occurring so quickly that up-to-date evidence is elusive' . . . Third World Cities is both thought-provoking and highly readable." -The Economic Times

John D Kasarda and Allan M Parnell
Introduction
Third World Urban Development Issues  
Sally E Findley
The Third World City
Developmental Policy and Issues  
Harry W Richardson
Efficiency and Welfare in LDC Mega-Cities
A S Oberai
Urbanization, Development and Economic Efficiency
Ellen M Brennan
Urban Land and Housing Issues Facing the Third World
Dennis A Rondinelli and John D Kasarda
Job Creation Needs in Third World Cities
Ray Bromley
Small Enterprise Promotion as an Urban Development Strategy
Dennis A Rondinelli and John D Kasarda
Privatization of Urban Services and Infrastructure in Developing Countries
An Assessment of Experience  
Kirk R Smith and Yok-shiu F Lee
Urbanization and the Environmental Risk Transition
Victor Fung-Shuen Sit
Transnational Capital Flows, Foreign Investments and Urban Growth in Developing Countries
Sidney Goldstein
The Impact of Temporary Migration on Urban Places
Thailand and China as Case Studies  
Francisco Alba
Urban Aspects of Labor Migration
A Review on Exit Countries  
S Philip Morgan
Third World Urbanization, Migration and Family Adaptation

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