Slums, Urban Decline and Revitalization (PUG-7)
By: C. S. Yadav
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This is the third set of volumes inn the well known series entitled Conept's Internationsal Series in Geography. This multi-volume set has a wide coverage under the title perspectives in urban Geography....Read more
This is the third set of volumes inn the well known series entitled Conept's Internationsal Series in Geography. This multi-volume set has a wide coverage under the title perspectives in urban Geography. The earlier two sets in the series were: Perspectives in Agricultural Geography and Perspectives in Geomorphology. Despite technological innovations urban renewal programmes and rapid suburbaniszation, slums remain a persistent problem of the major cities of the world. The aim of this volume on Slums, Urban Decline and Revitalization is, therefore, to examine their nature and residential obsolescence, the processes that cause occurrence and social- economic consequencees of renewal programmes. The volume is divided into two Parts. Part one introduces the problem of slums in the Western countries and contains those articles which provide to readers a critical review of the major empirical and theoretical research into slum housing and residential renewal and neighbourhood revitalization. In this part attention is focused on the conflicting attitudes towards housing renewal and urban decline in developed countries. Part two presents case studies of slums in Pakistan and India. The intention is that the study will provide and empirical analysis of certain factors and theories in different cultural groups. This part will also provide the reader with and insight into the difficulties involved in resolving the slum problems. Noted geographers, sociologists economists and city administrators from various parts of the world have contrubuted to the volume.
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