Alan Gilbert, and Josef Gugler, Cities, poverty and development – Urbanisation in the Third World


By the end of this century, with increasing ‘development’ and industrialization, many of the Third World countries will become highly urbanised. Thus there seems to be a genuine concern about tackling the issues of urban growth and the various problems related to this growth. The book by Gilbert and Gugler studies various concepts in urbanisation and offers a rich review of previously published material. They deal with how poverty, development and cities are linked and the effect they have on each other. They also deal with political responses both by the government and the urban poor to these problems

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