Strengthening Urban Management

International Perspectives and Issues

  • Thomas L. Blair

Part of the Urban Innovation Abroad book series (UIA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Need and Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas L. Blair
      Pages 3-8
    3. G. M. Pelekamayo, J. C. B. Taylor
      Pages 20-28
    4. Thomas L. Blair
      Pages 49-64
    5. Leopold Gratz
      Pages 65-71
  3. Education and Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Thomas L. Blair
      Pages 133-135
    3. The Secretariat
      Pages 136-144
    4. J. O. Kayila
      Pages 145-164
    5. Diogo Lordello de Mello
      Pages 178-193
    6. Thomas L. Blair
      Pages 194-215
  4. Managing Cities in a Human Settlements Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Thomas L. Blair
      Pages 219-220
    3. Ralph R. Widner
      Pages 221-271
    4. Arcot Ramachandran
      Pages 272-276
  5. Current Issues and an Abstracted Bibliography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 299-358

About this book


Managing cities and providing housing, essential infra­ structure and public services in an era of great pressures on municipal resources are challenging domestic issues in all parts of the world. Increasingly, city administrators and local government authorities in developing countries and western industrial nations are seeking to share experiences and exchange information in a search for solutions. This highly informative volume attempts to meet this critical need and to aid development cooperation among municipalities. Strengthening Urban Management presents the practical problems and approaches to the provision of housing, trans­ portation, and the mobilization of the requisite finance and manpower for local government in contrasting urban situ­ ations. It draws upon selected papers contributed to inter­ national meetings and world congresses sponsored by the International Union of Local Authorities, The Hague, Netherlands. Subject areas are illustrated in city examples given by mayors, administrators and planners from Lusaka, Harare, Nairobi, Osaka. Jakarta. Bandung. Vienna, Stockholm, Caracas, and Rio de Janeiro. Theme introductions and contributions from leading international and national agencies highlight Hie important role and grave difficulties facing local government in urban management and planning.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas L. Blair
    • 1
  1. 1.Habitat Forum, Faculty of the EnvironmentThe Polytechnic of Central LondonLondonEngland

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