Growth Strategies and Human Settlement Systems in Developing Countries

Hansen, N.M. (1976). Growth Strategies and Human Settlement Systems in Developing Countries. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-76-002

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Until recently it was almost an article of faith that urbanization and capital intensive technology are the keys to development. However, many critics now maintain that the western-inspired urban-industrial model may not be applicable to developing nations and that this is not simply a matter of differing stages of development. The way in which one views these issues has important implications for human settlements policies. This paper thus examines the positive role of cities in national development, problems of strictly economic approaches to development, and the case for greater emphasis on agriculture and rural development. The final part is a critical summary of the state-of-the-art with respect to economic development and human settlements policies for developing countries.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:43
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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