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Managing Cities in Developing Countries (inbunden)

Managing Cities in Developing Countries

The Theory and Practice of Urban Management

Inbunden Engelska, 2006-08-01
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Urban management is a relatively new topic, which has gained increasing importance due to a rise in urbanization and a wave of decentralization programs in recent decades. This innovative book is the first systematic treatment of the critical urban management issues facing developing countries. The volume brings together a number of theoretical approaches and practical experiences in order to study the economic and financial aspects of urban management. The author argues that urban managers have to make their cities more competitive via the new opportunities provided by decentralization, and suggests that the formulation of a development strategy and the use of elements from new public management theory will improve urban governance and service delivery. In addition, emphasis is placed on the importance of involving different stakeholders, which will lead to an integrated analysis of urban problems and, therefore, integrated solutions. Related issues such as urban environmental sustainability and the role of modern information technology are also explored in detail. The book concludes with a review of the emerging new themes at the forefront of contemporary urban management studies. This important new volume will be an essential resource for students, scholars and practitioners with an interest in urban planning, development and management.
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'It is always a nice experience reading his [Meine Pieter van Dijk's] works, including this book. This important addition to the existing literature comes at the right time. . . the book is a valuable guide to those interested in understanding the dynamics of urban management.' -- M. Mahadeva, Journal of Social and Economic Development 'Some of the most perplexing problems in developing countries today have their roots in the explosion of urban populations and the stresses and strains this state of affairs imposes on effective service provision. In this masterful book, Meine Pieter van Dijk provides a general framework for thinking about these problems, together with a strategic vision for resolving the predicaments that they engender.'

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Meine Pieter van Dijk, Professor of Urban Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Professor of Economics, Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands


Contents: Foreword Preface PART I: OLD ISSUES AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT 1. Introduction 2. New Opportunities for Urban Managers PART II: THE NEED FOR THEORETICAL UNDERPINNING AND A DEFINITION OF URBAN MANAGEMENT 3. A Theoretical Framework for Urban Management 4. What is Urban Management? 5. Methods and Tools for Urban Management PART III: EXAMPLES OF URBAN MANAGEMENT 6. Improving Urban Service Delivery: Water Sector Reform in Ethiopia and its Impacts in Addis Ababa 7. Urban Environmental Management in Cities in The Netherlands 8. Financing Options for Urban Infrastructure in India 9. The Use of Information Technology in Urban Management PART IV: CHINESE CASES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT 10. Urban Employment Promotion, the Importance of Micro and Small Enterprises 11. Urban Management in Nanjing and the Role of the IT Sector 12. Competition Based on Successful Urban Management: Pearl River Delta Versus the Yangtze River Delta PART V: NEW CHALLENGES AND EMERGING THEMES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT 13. Conclusions References Index