© 1987

New Communities for Urban Squatters

Lessons from the Plan That Failed in Dhaka, Bangladesh


Part of the Urban Innovation Abroad book series (UIA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Charles L. Choguill
    Pages 1-16
  3. Charles L. Choguill
    Pages 17-46
  4. Charles L. Choguill
    Pages 72-101
  5. Charles L. Choguill
    Pages 102-129
  6. Charles L. Choguill
    Pages 130-151
  7. Charles L. Choguill
    Pages 152-174
  8. Charles L. Choguill
    Pages 175-187
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 188-213

About this book


This is a book on the interrelatedness of planning and implementation, on how policymakers and planners can be more effective in solving problems of providing new homes and settlements for urban squatters in developing countries. It treats a subject which in this year of publication, The United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Home­ less, has attracted global interest and concern. New Communities for Urban Squatters helps us to understand the ways in which the planning process is being redefined as it moves into the mainstream of urban change and political decisionmaking. Resettlement of squatters in new urban communities is one option open to planners to meet the housing and settlement needs of low-income resi­ dents of Third World cities. In too many cases, however, the plans have failed to achieve their objectives for reasons which could have been foreseen and dealt with at the outset. For resettlement and new community building to be a feasible solution, this book argues, plan implementation as well as plan preparation must be considered as basic and inseparable parts of the planning process. Success depends on getting right the five fundamental aspects of planning which have Third World-wide significance: appropriate organizational structures and coordination, finance, tech­ nology, cultural understanding, and public participation. If not, failure is sure to follow.


Finance Import Urban Areas developing countries organization organizations planning urbanization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SheffieldSheffieldEngland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Communities for Urban Squatters
  • Book Subtitle Lessons from the Plan That Failed in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Authors C.L. Choguill
  • Series Title Urban Innovation Abroad
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-42545-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9039-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-1863-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 214
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional/Spatial Science
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