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100 1  Westendorff, David Gantt 
245 10 Three essays on urban governance and habitat in developing
300    121 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-
       10, Section: A, page: 4081 
500    Adviser: Kenneth Michael Reardon 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--Cornell University, 2009 
520    This dissertation comprises three articles that discuss 
       various concerns affecting urban governance and urban 
       habitat in developing countries and regions. The articles 
       are organized in chronological order. The first,  Uneasy 
       Partnerships between City Hall and Citizens, reviews a 
       series of case study reports commissioned by the author 
       between 1995 and 2001 during the later part of his tenure 
       as a research coordinator at the United Nations Research 
       Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in Geneva, 
       Switzerland. The case studies characterized the forces 
       propelling and constraints against achievements of 
       multiple collaborations between Civil Society 
       Organizations CSOs and local authorities in Chicago, East 
       St. Louis, Ho Chi Minh City, Jinja, Johannesburg, Lima, 
       Mumbai, and Sao Paulo. The periods covered by the 
       individual studies vary, though several stretch as long as
       from 1990 to 2003. The second article in the collection is
       Self-built Housing in Developing Countries: Current 
       Contributions and Challenges to Local Development through 
       Volunteerism. The study drew on research stimulated by the
       UNRISD project and subsequent contacts with community 
       organizations and local governments that developed and 
       promoted innovative approaches to collective land 
       occupation, housing construction, and management as 
       community-building and political-awareness-raising 
       exercises. The final essay in this collection, Security of
       Housing Tenure in the People's Republic of China: 
       Background, Trends, and Issues,  is an exploration of 
       emerging housing issues in the People's Republic of China.
       The main concern of the article is to begin to describe 
       how ill-conceived and poorly implemented land and housing 
       reforms since the late 1990s have increasingly accelerated
       the erosion of access to secure tenure to housing for low-
       income groups in both the rural and urban sectors. This 
       rapid return of insecure housing tenure has occurred 
       during a period of massive expansion of commercial housing
       and house ownership in urban China. Socio-spatial 
       segregation and income inequality are hallmarks of this 
590    School code: 0058 
650  4 Political Science, Public Administration 
650  4 Sociology, Social Structure and Development 
650  4 Urban and Regional Planning 
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710 2  Cornell University 
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