The urbanization-development nexus in the BRICS

SOURCE: The Routledge handbook on cities of the global South
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Turok
SOURCE EDITOR(S): S.Parnell, S.Oldfield
KEYWORDS: BRAZIL-RUSSIA-INDIA-CHINA MULTILATERAL COMBINE (BRIC), URBANISATION
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8222
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/2432

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to examine the contribution of urbanisation and associated policies to inclusive economic development in leading nations of the global south. The BRICS is a grouping of fast growing, middle-income, emerging powers to rival Europe and North America. They accounted for almost half of the growth in world output between 2000 and 2010, while their share of global production increased from 17 % to 26%. With four of the ten largest economies in the world, what these states say and do is increasingly important for urbanization as well as for many other international concerns.