Cities, poverty, and development: urbanization in the Third World

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Oxford University Press, 1992 - Social Science - 331 pages
Most people in developing countries live in cities, and by the end of the decade only the poorest cities in Africa and Asia will be predominantly rural. In this fully revised and updated edition, the authors describe the urbanization of poverty as well as reasons for migration to the city, urban survival skills, and the level of political involvement of migrants.

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Gilbert is Professor of Geography at University College in London.

Josef Gugler is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Contemporary African Studies at the University of Connecticut. Much of his work focuses on urbanization in Africa and he has authored and co-authored numerous books and edited volumes including African Film: Re-Imagining a Continent (2003), Cities, Poverty, and Development: Urbanization in the Third World (with Alan Gilbert, 1992), and Urbanisation and Social Change in West Africa (with William G. Flanagan, 1978).

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