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Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World

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As the global population continues to boom, particularly in the developing countries, it has become necessary to find ways to handle this increase through various policy tools that address population growth and urbanization problems. The urbanization process has both potentials issues as well as opportunities to move societies forward that need to be exploited. Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World examines trends, challenges, issues and strategies adopted by developing countries in the face of population growth and rapid urbanization and its impact on urban environments. The book explores patterns of population growth and urbanization, use of different governance approaches in addressing challenges, as well as different tools and systems of appropriate allocation to address issues. The book is a comprehensive reference for academicians, students, practitioners, professionals, managers, urban planners and government officials.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    2. REFERENCES
  8. Section 1: Opportunities and Challenges of Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization
    1. Chapter 1: From Rural Majority to Urban Majority Africans
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SURVEY OF SMALL FIRMS AND STARTUPS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Water Crises in Urban-Rural Gradients of African Drylands
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WATER RESOURCES AND POPULATION DYNAMICS IN KANO REGION
      4. METHODS AND STUDY AREA
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. DIRECTION FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Achieving Sustainable Cities in Saudi Arabia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1.0 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2.0 BACKGROUND
      4. 3.0 CAUSES AND IMPACTS OF RAPID URBAN GROWTH IN SAUDI ARABIA
      5. 4.0 SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES IN SAUDI ARABIA: JUGGLING THE COMPETING URBANIZATION CHALLENGES
      6. 5.0 DISCUSSION AND THE WAY FORWARD
      7. 6.0 FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. 7.0 CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Past, Present and Future Population Growth and Urban Management in Zimbabwe
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL AND ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
      5. AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
      6. ORGANISATION OF THE STUDY
      7. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
      8. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      9. OPPORTUNITIES OF RAPID URBAN POPULATION GROWTH (RAPID URBANISATION)
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Urbanization in Ghana
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AFRICAN URBANIZATION: A GHANAIAN PERSPECTIVE
      4. URBAN GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA: CONCEPT AND KEY PRINCIPLES
      5. GHANAIAN URBANIZATION AND URBAN GOVERNANCE
      6. GHANAIAN URBANIZATION AND URBAN GOVERNANCE: SEIZING THE OPPORTUNITIES AND OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES
      7. DIRECTION FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
  9. Section 2: Strategies for Dealing with Opportunities and Challenges
    1. Chapter 6: China's Population Aging and New Urbanization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND
      4. 3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. 4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. 5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 7: Effective Urban Infrastructure Governance in Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: INFRASTRUCTURE DEFICIT AND POVERTY NEXUS IN URBAN AFRICA
      3. BACKGROUND: AFRICA’S POVERTY IN WEALTH PARADOX
      4. URBAN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA: WEALTH-POVERTY PARADOX AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR RESOLVING INFRASTRUCTURE DEFICIT
      5. THE NATURE OF URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEMAND AND SUPPLY IN AFRICA
      6. STRATEGIES FOR FUTURE URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE GOVERNANCE
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 8: A Tale of Four Developing Cities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. THE KNOWLEDGE-CITY CONCEPT: A WORKING DEFINITION
      4. 2. KNOWLEDGE AND CITY-REGIONS
      5. 3. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE ANALYSIS OF SKILL-BASED REGIONS
      6. 4. INDICATORS OF SKILLED-BASED REGIONS
      7. 5. DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH ON SKILL-BASED REGION STRATEGY
      8. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 9: Cities in the Gulf
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CASE OF JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
      4. THE CASE OF DUBAI, UAE
      5. THE CASE OF DOHA, QATAR
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 10: Coping with Erratic Water Supply in Small Towns
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. CAUSES OF ERRATIC WATER SUPPLY
      6. EFFECTS OF ERRATIC WATER SUPPLY
      7. COPING STRATEGIES
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Impact of Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization
    1. Chapter 11: Population Growth, Governance and Urban Social Conflicts in Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. URBAN CONFLICT IN CASE STUDY COUNTRIES
      4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 12: Population Growth and Water Supply
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. POPULATION GROWTH CONTOURS IN AFRICA: A GHANAIAN OUTLOOK
      4. URBAN WATER SUPPLY IN GHANAIAN CITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF AFRICA
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 13: Technology and the Urban Future in Developing Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION:
      3. 2. TECHNOLOGY AND URBAN CHANGE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      4. 3. URBAN CHANGE PATTERNS AND CHALLENGES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: THE CASE OF AFRICA
      5. 4. URBAN DECENTRALIZATION: TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED POLICY RECOMMENDED FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      6. 5. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 14: Population Growth and Urbanization in Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
      11. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 15: Ecological Influences on the Evolving Planning System in Turkey
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE EVOLUTION OF PLANNING TRADITION/SYTEMS IN TURKEY
      5. ECOLOGIC EFFECTS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH ON THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Afterword
    1. A GLOBAL URBAN FUTURE
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors