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Empowering Squatter Citizen
by Diana Mitlan and David Satterthwaite (Editors)
Earthscan/James & James with the IIED, 2004, �19.95 (On-line discounted price �17.96)

With the rapid growth in urban poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America, most cities now have 30 to 60 per cent of their population living in shanty towns. The civil and political rights of these people are either ignored or constantly contravened, say the authors of this title. ... more

Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities:
by United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Earthscan, London, 2003, �25.00 pb, (on-line discount of 10% �22.50)

The world's governments agreed at the Millennium Summit to halve the number of people who lack access to safe water, mainly in the world's cities, by 2015. With rapidly growing urban populations the challenge is immense, as this book makes clear. ... more

Environmental problems in an urbanizing world
by Jorge E. Hardoy, Diana Mitlin and David Satterthwaite
Earthscan, London, 2001, �40.00 hb, �15.95 pb

This updated and much expanded edition of the classic, Environmental Problems in Third World Cities, describes environmental problems and their effect on human health, local ecosystems and global cycles. ... more

Cities in a Globalizing World
by UN Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)/Earthscan
2001, �20.00

Cities in a Globalizing World presents a comprehensive review of the world�s cities and analyses the positive and negative impacts on human settlements of the global trends towards social and economic integration and the rapid changes in information and communication technologies. ... more

Growing Up in an Urbanizing World
by Louise Chawla
2002, Earthscan Publications and UNESCO Publishing, London and Sterling VA, �18.95

A long-awaited account of an international research project which has explored the relationship of children and their urban neighbourhoods, and has looked at ways of drawing on children�s creativity and engagement in improving these neighbourhoods. ... more

Rediscovering Dharavi
by Kalpana Sharma
2000, Penguin Books, New Delhi, Rs200
ISBN: 0141000236

Dharavi, known as Asia's largest slum, covers 175 hectares in Mumbai and is home to almost a million people. Kalpana Sharma�s account of this city-within-a-city traces its history from the time when it was one of Bombay's original fishing communities, through the period when large parts of this swampy area were reclaimed for construction through the dumping of garbage, to its present incarnation as a vast and productive settlement in the heart of the city. ... more

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