The evolution of national urban policies: a global overview

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Turok
KEYWORDS: CITIES, POLICY FORMULATION, POLICY IMPLEMENTATION, URBAN COMMUNITIES, URBAN RENEWAL AND DEVELOPMENT (URD), URBANISATION
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8456

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Abstract

This publication provides an overview of urban policies and how they have been developed in selected countries from different regions. Specific problems and how they have been dealt with are illustrated and the promising ways of dealing with some specific issues are drawn from the examples. You will find in the publication selected efforts currently being made around the world to manage urbanization. From this review, some important principles and lessons emerge that can be applied in many contexts. Being aware of them could mean the difference between vast amounts of money and time being lost and having a national urban policy that paves the way to sustainable, stable and dynamic cities.