Book Review: P.J. Richards, and A.M. Thomson (editors), Basic needs and the urban poor: The provision of communal services


The contemporary era is one of urbanisation. This increased pace of urbanisation has led to a deterioration of the urban environment. Basic Needs and the Urban Poor: The Provision of Communal Services views the special problems faced by the urban poor in overcrowded settlements in Asian countries. It examines the levels of services like housing, water supply, sanitation, transport, health and education and investigates means by which the provision of these basic services to the urban poor can be improved. Each chapter has been contributed by an expert and relates to a special field reviewing the situation of the urban poor in many developing cities

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