City Futures: Confronting The Crisis Of Urban Development Edgar Pieterse

ISBN: 9781919895093

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City Futures: Confronting The Crisis Of Urban Development  by  Edgar Pieterse

City Futures: Confronting The Crisis Of Urban Development by Edgar Pieterse
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Cities are the future. In the past two decades, a global urban revolution has taken place, mainly in the South. The mega-cities of the developing world are home to over 10 million people each and even smaller cities are experiencing unprecedentedMoreCities are the future. In the past two decades, a global urban revolution has taken place, mainly in the South. The mega-cities of the developing world are home to over 10 million people each and even smaller cities are experiencing unprecedented population surges. The problems surrounding this influx of people - slums, poverty, unemployment and lack of governance - have been well documented.

City futures is a powerful indictment of the current consensus on how to deal with these challenges. Pieterse argues that the current shelter for all and urban good governance policies treat only the symptoms, not the causes of the problem. Instead, he claims, there is an urgent need to reinvigorate civil society in these cities, to encourage radical democracy, economic resilience, social resistance and environmental sustainability folded into the everyday concerns of marginalised people.



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