By Peter Herrle, Astrid Ley
During the last 20 years it has turn into widely known that housing concerns must be put in a broader framework acknowledging that civil society within the kind of neighborhood dependent corporations (CBOs) and their allies are more and more networking and rising as robust gamers that can't simply be missed. a few of these networks have crossed neighborhood and nationwide barriers and feature jumped political scales. this means that housing concerns need to be checked out from new angles: they could now not easily be addressed via localized initiatives, yet relatively at a number of scales. the present debate is basically constrained to statements concerning the relevance of person corporations for neighborhood housing approaches and has a tendency to miss the innovativeness by way of re-scaling these strategies and of influencing institutional switch at a number of degrees via transcending nationwide barriers. there's a major loss of a systemic figuring out of such globally working grassroots networks and the way they functionality within the housing method. This ebook brings jointly assorted views on multi-scalar methods in the housing box and on grassroots’ engagement with formal enterprises together with neighborhood executive, larger degrees of presidency and overseas businesses. via relocating clear of romanticizing neighborhood self-initiatives, it specializes in figuring out the rising capability as soon as neighborhood tasks are interlinked and scaled-up to transnational networks.
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Pages cm. -- (Global urban studies) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-4724-5051-7 (hardback) -- ISBN 978-1-4724-5052-4 (ebook) -- ISBN 978-1-4724-5053-1 (epub) 1. Housing policy--Developing countries--Citizen participation. 2. Urban poor--Housing--Developing countries. I. Herrle, Peter. II. Ley, Astrid. III. Fokdal, Josefine. 5’96942--dc23 2015011894 ISBN 9781472450517 (hbk) ISBN 9781472450524 (ebk-PDF) ISBN 9781472450531 (ebk-ePUB) Contents List of Figures List of Tables Notes on Contributors Introduction: Housing Processes Taking Roots in Local Action and Extending to Global Networks Peter Herrle, Astrid Ley and Josefine Fokdal PART I QUALITIES OF NETWORKS BY URBAN POOR 1 Urban Poor Housing Development in Asia: From Target Group to Negotiating Partner Somsook Boonyabancha and Thomas Kerr 2 How Urban Poor Networks are Re-scaling the Housing Process in Thailand, the Philippines and South Africa Astrid Ley, Josefine Fokdal and Peter Herrle 3 Transnational Networks of Urban Poor Federations and their Modes of Action and Cooperation – Lessons from Tanzania Beate Ginzel PART II POSITIONING OF URBAN POOR NETWORKS 4 Moving from Consultation to Empowerment?
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