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By Doctor Edgar Pieterse

towns are the longer term. some time past twenty years, a world city revolution has taken position, mostly within the South. The 'mega-cities' of the constructing international are domestic to over 10 million humans every one or even smaller towns are experiencing unparalleled inhabitants surges. the issues surrounding this inflow of individuals - slums, poverty, unemployment and absence of governance - were well-documented.

This ebook is a robust indictment of the present consensus on tips on how to take care of those demanding situations. Pieterse argues that the present 'shelter for all' and 'urban sturdy governance' guidelines deal with basically the indicators, now not the explanations of the matter. as a substitute, he claims, there's an pressing have to reinvigorate civil society in those towns, to inspire radical democracy, monetary resilience, social resistance and environmental sustainability folded into the typical matters of marginalised humans. delivering a dynamic photograph of a worldly city citizenship, this ebook is a necessary consultant to 1 of the recent century's maximum challenges.

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