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Scope of Intervention

  • Ronald McGill

Abstract

As recently as 1993, two authors were lamenting the state of urban management. Stren noted that: ‘Since the mid-1980s, urban management as an integrating concept has been strangely bereft of substantive content and definition … The central core of meaning attached to the concept has been surprisingly elusive’.1 Later, ‘while comparative and conceptual work has taken place within the (UN Habitat — Urban Management) Programme sectors, the overall concept of urban management has not been addressed head on’.2 Similarly, Davey suggested that ‘the evolution of urban management is littered with attempts to develop an effective methodology for strategic planning and management at the metropolitan and municipal levels. The literature has uncovered few examples of good practice’.3 This chapter seeks to identify the parameters of urban management. It therefore considers three topics:
  • OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS

  • INFRASTRUCTURE

  • INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING.

Keywords

Local Government Urban Development Informal Sector Municipal Government Urban Poor 
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© Ronald McGill 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald McGill
    • 1
  1. 1.Civil Service Reform ProgrammeTanzania

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