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The Earthscan Reader in Rural-Urban Linkages by Cecilia Tacoli

The Earthscan Reader in Rural-Urban Linkages

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The Earthscan Reader in Rural-Urban Linkages by Cecilia Tacoli

With accelerating urbanization and growing inter-dependence of rural and urban dwellers on the markets and resources they each offer, rural?urban linkages have become a very important focus in recent years for research and policy relating to local and national economic development, poverty reduction and governance. The emergence of new livelihoods based on diversified income sources and mobility reflects profound social, cultural and economic transformations, and new forms of resource allocation and use. This volume collects the key contributions in the field, covering the conceptual background, the key issues and the current debates, locating different approaches in their wider intellectual and historical contexts. It also includes important recent empirical work from all the relevant geographical regions that that will be the basis for future thinking. Fifteen papers are clearly organized around the principal themes and accompanied by a valuable editorial introduction clearly setting out the issues, the arguments and the evidence. Suggestions for further reading and additional information sources are also included. Published with IIED.


Cecilia Tacoli has covered the breadth, and the depth, of this complex field which ought to become so much more important in the globalization debate and its reflections in development practice. This new publication is much needed and highly appreciated, and ? most probably ? it will become a classic source book for researchers and practitioners
Professor H. Detlef Kammeier, Visiting Professor, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany, and former Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

'A useful collection illuminating various facets of the rural-urban continuum, migration and settlement issues throughout the developing world. From the choice selection of articles, striking locational policy issue parallels emerge with respect to the environment, water management, size of urban settlement, livelihoods, income differentiation and poverty trends. This Reader will prove to be a handy reference for academics, students and planning practitioners'
Deborah Fahy Bryceson, The Policy Practice, UK

About the Author

Cecilia Tacoli is a senior researcher in the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK.

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Publication date

1st August 2006


Cecilia Tacoli

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Earthscan Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


352 pages


Urban & municipal planning



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