The Inclusive City: Infrastructure and Public Services for the Urban Poor in Asia
Getting basic services—housing, transportation, trash disposal, water, and sanitation—poses almost unimaginable challenges to the urban poor of Asia. The Inclusive City provides case studies of how governmental programs attempt to meet these challenges by directly involving the poor themselves in improving their access to urban services through collaborative efforts. Case studies are drawn from the largest cities in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China (including Hong Kong), Indonesia, and the Philippines. Contributors to the book are scholar-practitioners from Asia as well as Australia, Canada, and the United States.
Aprodicio A. Laquian is professor emeritus of community and regional planning, University of British Columbia, and author of Beyond Metropolis: The Planning and Governance of Asia’s Mega-Urban Regions. Vinod Tewari is the former director of the National Institute of Urban Affairs in Delhi. Lisa M. Hanley is a former project associate for the Comparative Urban Studies Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.