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The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South

Edited by: Deden Rukmana

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  June  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367223724
eBook ISBN: 9781003038160
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003038160
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Cities are now home to 55% of the world?s population, and that number is rising. Urban populations across the world will continue to grow, including in megacities with populations over ten million. In 2016 there were 31 megacities globally, according to the United Nations? World Cities Report, with 24 of those cities located in the Global South. That number is expected to rise to 41 by 2030, with all ten new megacities in the Global South where the processes of urbanization are intrinsically distinct from those in the Global North.

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Megacities in the Global South provides rigorous comparative analyses, discussing the challenges, processes, best practices, and initiatives of urbanization in Middle America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. This book is indispensable reading for students and scholars of urban planning, and its significance as a resource will only continue to grow as urbanization reshapes the global population.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Third Wave of Sprawl Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Development of the Ho Chi Minh City Megaregion in Historical Context Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Planning Chongqing Download PDF
Chapter  4:  A Political–Economic Analysis of Urban Growth in Lahore Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Simulation and Modelling the Urban Dynamics in Bangalore Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Strategic Planning and the Challenges of Spatial Transformation in Johannesburg Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Spatial Planning and Development Strategies in Dar es Salaam City Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Visioning Urban Growth in Chengdu Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Revisioning the Sustainable Megacity Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Transportation Planning and Development in Bogotá Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Dynamics of Commuting Patterns during the Period of Rapid Social Transition in Beijing Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Spatial Transformation and Debates on Urban Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Contradictions between Global Spaces and Informal Marginal Settlements Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Megacities and Slums Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Political and Administrative Constraints to Housing Provision in Karachi Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Two Decades of Planning for Earthquake Resilience in Istanbul Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Urban Resilience and Sustainable Development Trajectories Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Climate Adaptation Policy Development in the Context of Urbanization and Climate Change in Bangkok Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Master Plan of the Sponge City Construction in Shenzhen Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Dreaming the Rational Planning Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Emergence of Participatory Budgeting in Mexico City Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Institutional Continuity and Change Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Participatory Governance in Mitigating Annual Floods in Jakarta Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Challenges in Managing Urban Growth Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Planning Reconfigurations in a Mega-Event Context Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Planning Initiatives and Best Practices in Ahmedabad Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Community Governance in China’s Land Expropriation-Induced Resettlement Neighborhoods Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Urban Planning Practices in Lagos Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Modernity and Colonization in an African Megacity Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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