ADRIAN ATKINSON AADipl, M.Arch, PhD (1943-2016)|
Submitted by frankie on Wed, 2016-02-24 23:07.
This paper illustrates Chapter 4 of DPU Working Paper No:163/60: Urban Public Housing Strategies in Developing Countries: Whence and Whither Paradigms, Policies, Programmes and Projects1 that should be read together with it (DPU60 WP163)
Two Case Studies
Sri Lanka Million Houses Programme 1983-89
Rio de Janeiro, Favela Bairro Project 1996-2007
The paper reviews two prominent, but very different, examples of government support to participatory enabling (‘self-help’) approaches to the procurement of affordable urban housing, services and infrastructure by the lowest income groups, both of which are well known to the DPU, which was closely involved with both of them:
1)The Urban Housing Sub-programme of the Sri Lanka Million Houses Programme (MHP) through the conduct of extensive training with the National Housing Development Authority (NHDA) for the implementation of the sub-programme -1983-89; and
2) the Rio de Janeiro Favela Bairro programme through two evaluative research projects funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) -1999 & 2004.
Submitted by frankie on Tue, 2016-02-02 22:24.
Nigel Harris earlier on this website analysed what he saw – and many others also have provided analyses (notably Negri and Hardt’s notion of ‘Empire’) – of the ‘transition’ of the global economy (and maybe of life generally) over the past few decades from a series of national and regional economies to a global economic machine that States (or anyone else) have the power or the political will to control and that seems to have a momentum and direction all of its own. All national governments and, indeed, the global population, have been captured in the flow of globalization that we might say is both economic and more broadly (problematically) a way of understanding what life should be all about, as a result of the opinions and more deeply the lifestyle visions forged and disseminated by the modern media (Atkinson, 2014).
Submitted by frankie on Thu, 2015-05-28 04:52.
- ‘The Application of Policy-led Multi-Criteria Analysis to Mega-project Transport Infrastructure Appraisal’, Dimitriou, Harry T. (Editor). The Journal of Research in Transportation Economics, (in press)
- ‘What Constitutes a “Successful” Mega Transport Project?’ Dimitriou, Harry T. (Editor). Planning Theory and Practice, Interface Section, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp389-430
- ‘Institutions and Governance for Urban Mobility’, Dimitriou, Harry T. Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Global Report on Human Settlements 2013, UN-Habitat and Routledge-Earthscan, Nairobi and London, pp75-180
- ‘Mega Transport Projects – Beyond the “Iron Triangle”: Findings from the OMEGA research programme’, Dimitriou, Harry T., E. John Ward and Philip G. Wright. Progress in Planning, Vol. 86, pp1-43
- ‘Generic Lessons for Improving the Treatment of Risk, Uncertainty and Complexity in the Planning of Mega Urban Transport Projects’, Dimitriou, Harry T. OMEGA 1 Project - Working Paper 4, OMEGA Centre, UCL, London
- Transport Planning for Third World Cities, Dimitriou, Harry T. (Editor). (Routledge Revivals) Routledge, London, first published in 1990
- Mega Projects - Executive Summary of Lessons for Decision-Makers: An Analysis of Selected International Large-Scale Transport Infrastructure Projects, Dimitriou, Harry T., Philip G. Wright and E. John Ward. OMEGA Centre, University College London, London, December, pp1-52
- Urban Transport in the Developing World: A handbook of policy and practice, Dimitriou, Harry T. and Ralph Gakenheimer (Eds.) Edward Elgar, Cheltenham
- ‘Introduction’ by Dimitriou, Harry T. and Ralph Gakenheimer in Urban Transport in the Developing World: A handbook of policy and practice, Dimitriou, Harry T. and Ralph Gakenheimer (Eds.) Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp3-7
- ‘Transport and city development: understanding the fundamentals’ by Dimitriou, Harry T. in Urban Transport in the Developing World: A handbook of policy and practice, Dimitriou, Harry T. and Ralph Gakenheimer (Eds.) Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp8-39
- ‘Conclusions: emergent crucial themes’ by Dimitriou, Harry T. in Urban Transport in the Developing World: A handbook of policy and practice, Dimitriou, Harry T. and Ralph Gakenheimer (Eds.) Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp589-603
- Urban Transport Planning: A developmental approach, Dimitriou, Harry T. (Routledge Revivals), Routledge, London, first published in 1992
- ‘Incorporating Principles of Sustainable Development Within Design and Delivery of Major Projects: An international study with particular reference to mega urban transport projects’, Dimitriou, Harry, Reg Harman and E. John Ward. Executive Summary of the OMEGA 3 Project, Report for Institution of Civil Engineers and Actuarial Profession, OMEGA Centre, University College London, London
- ‘Incorporating Principles of Sustainable Development Within Design and Delivery of Major Projects: An international study with particular reference to mega urban transport projects’, Dimitriou, Harry, Reg Harman and E. John Ward. Final Report of the OMEGA 3 Project, Report for Institution of Civil Engineers and Actuarial Profession, OMEGA Centre, University College London, London
- ‘Generic Lessons for Improving the Treatment of Risk, Uncertainty and Complexity of Mega Transport Projects’, Dimitriou, Harry T., Richard S. Oades, E. John Ward and Philip G. Wright. Working Paper #4 - OMEGA Project 1, OMEGA Centre, University College London, London
- ‘Ensuring Sustainability’, Dimitriou, Harry T. SEMINAR: Transport for Liveable Cities, Delhi, November (579), pp36-39
- Strategic Planning for Regional Development in the UK: A review of principles and practices, Dimitriou, Harry T., and Robin E. Thompson (Eds.) Built Environment Series, Routledge, London
- ‘Strategic Planning Thought: Lessons from elsewhere’ by Dimitriou, Harry T. in Strategic Planning for Regional Development in the UK: A review of principles and practices, Dimitriou, Harry T., and Robin E. Thompson (Eds.) Built Environment Series, Routledge, London, pp43-65
- ‘Strategic Thought and Regional Planning: The importance of context’ by Dimitriou, Harry T. and Robin Thompson in Strategic Planning for Regional Development in the UK: A review of principles and practices, Dimitriou, Harry T., and Robin E. Thompson (Eds.) Built Environment Series, Routledge, London, pp43-65
- ‘Towards a Generic Urban Transport Strategy for Middle-sized Cities in Asia: Lessons from Ningbo, Kanpur and Solo’Dimitriou, Harry T.Habitat International, Vol. 30, pp1082-1099
- ‘Urban Mobility and Sustainability and the Power of Context in Asia’, Dimitriou, H. T. Transportation Research Record No. 1983, pp140-150
- ‘Transportation Mega-projects, Globalization and Place-making in Hong Kong and South China’, Dimitriou, H. T., & Oliver Trueb Transportation Research Record No.1924, pp59-68
- ‘The Urban Transport Planning Process: Its Evolution and Application to Third World Cities’ Dimitriou, H. T. in Urban Transport P. Riteveld, K. Button, P. Neijkamp (Eds.) Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp605-644
- ‘Transport Problems of the Third World Cities’, Dimitriou, Harry T. in Urban Transport P. Riteveld, K. Button, P. Neijkamp (Eds.) Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp387-421
- ‘Urban transport, environment and equity: the case for developing countries’, Dimitriou, Harry T. Environmental Planning B Vol. 30 (5), pp789-790
- ’Sustainable Cities’ Dimitriou, Harry T. and Patrick Wakely in Johannesburg Summit 2002: Challenges and Partnerships, Maurice Fraser (Ed). Agenda Publishing, London, pp132-135
- 'The Planning of Sustainable Urban Development: the Institutional Dimension' Dimitriou, Harry T. in Planning for a Sustainable Future, Antonia Layard, Simin Davoudi and Susan Batty (Eds.) Spon, London, pp61-79
- 'The Undeliverable Vision: Problems and Prospects of Motorisation in Asia’, Dimitriou, Harry T. and John Ernst Competition and Change Journal, Vol. 5 (1), pp73-102
- Land-Use/transport Planning in Hong Kong: The End of An Era Dimitriou, Harry T. and Alison H.S. Cook (Eds.) Ashgate, Aldershot
- ’Transport Planning and Metroplan: progress or missed opportunity?’ Dimitriou, Harry T. and Alison H.S. Cook in Land-Use/transport Planning in Hong Kong: The End of An Era Dimitriou, Harry T. and Alison H.S. Cook (Eds.) Ashgate, Aldershot, pp203-246
- ’Transport and Sustainable Urban Development’ Dimitriou, Harry T. in Land-Use/transport Planning in Hong Kong: The End of An Era Dimitriou, Harry T. and Alison H.S. Cook (Eds.) Ashgate, Aldershot, pp323-362
- A Developmental Approach to Urban Transport Planning: An Indonesian Illustration, Dimitriou, Harry T. Avebury Press, Aldershot
- ’Urban transport problems of third-world cities: the 3rd generation’, Habitat International Vol. 7 (3-4), pp99-110
Submitted by frankie on Thu, 2014-01-23 00:09.
Following an inspiring life fully committed to the promotion of land reform, social justice, legal education and institutional modernisation in developing and urbanising countries, Professor Patrick McAuslan passed away on 11 January 2014, after a short illness. Through his inseparable academic and policy-making work, he left a unique legacy.
Submitted by frankie on Sun, 2013-01-27 01:51.
Nigel Harris wrote that the charge of “imperialism” has served the Left for a very long time as a supreme accusation against the political order of the world. The term implies not that strong States invariably try to bully weaker ones, nor that “imperialism” is just a fancy name for Washington, but that there is a world political order embodying systemic relations of domination. However, while once there might have been relatively robust theoretical underpinnings to this approach (in Lenin's popularization of the combination of Hobson and Hilferding1), the thesis has long since been shown to be doubtful2. On the other hand, imperialism's opposite, “national self-determination”, seems equally of doubtful validity in conditions of economic globalization. Indeed, these theoretical difficulties become even sharper when it is recognized that Washington, the supposed global hegemon, is itself trapped in an apparently insoluble crisis in the global economic order – the political agenda comes apart from the economic. What follows are some notes for discussion on an alternative approach to characterizing the world order.
Submitted by frankie on Sun, 2013-01-27 00:13.
In 2012, Adrian Atkinson published an article entitled "Urban social reconstruction after oil" in which he started with an exposé of what is being done currently to alleviate urban problems under present circumstances, focusing predominantly on the South. He then went on to expand a little on the nature of the challenges ahead before exploring ‘solutions’ that are appropriate to the real future that can be expected, post oil. The analysis here followed on from earlier expositions and speculations that he conducted from 2006 to 2008, published in a series of papers under the general title of Cities after oil (Atkinson 2007b, 2007c, 2008). This article took some of the key arguments of his previous analysis a step further.
Submitted by frankie on Wed, 2012-02-08 01:25.
- ‘The case for incremental housing’, with P. Wakely, Cities Alliance Policy Research and Working Papers Series, no. 1, June 2011, Cities Alliance, Washington DC
- Communities and Communication: Building Urban Partnerships, with P.Wakely, ITDG Publishing, Rugby
- ‘Favela Bairro and a new generation of housing programmes for the urban poor’, Geoforum, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 521-531, with J. Fiori and R. Ramirez
- ‘Implementing the Habitat Agenda: In Search of Urban Sustainability, DPU/DFID/UNCHS, with S. Meijer et al, London
- ‘Physical upgrading and social integration’, with J. Fiori and R. Ramirez, DISP 147, Vol. 4, pp. 48-60
Submitted by frankie on Sat, 2010-11-20 11:54.
Submitted by frankie on Fri, 2010-09-17 21:19.
Michael Mattingly | Michael Mattingly (2012)
A response by Michael Mattingly to the terms of reference provided by an international organisation for the design and delivery of an integrated training package on land governance, gender, and grassroots mechanisms.
Submitted by frankie on Wed, 2010-06-30 21:14.
Drawing on his experience and recent work with ILO, Adrian Atkinson reviews the underlying issues of local economic development (LED) in urban and peri-urban areas and makes the case for a re-thinking of support to local enterprise and employment, linking them directly to the macro-economic crisis approaching many cities as a result of ‘peak oil’.
Submitted by frankie on Sun, 2010-06-06 16:42.
Submitted by frankie on Fri, 2010-03-19 09:45.
Caroline Moser has published reflections and analysis of a quarter of a century’s longitudinal research on the struggle out of poverty of three generations of families’ who started life squatting over tidal mangrove swamps in Guayaquil, Ecuador. [A review article from ‘The Guardian’ (UK national newspaper) and extract from the book’s Prologue].
Submitted by frankie on Sat, 2010-03-06 03:19.
Michael Mattingly | Michael Mattingly (2012)
Continuing to manage natural resources helps peri-urban people to shift from rural to city-based livelihoods. Natural resource management can continue to be important to rural people while an expanding city or town engulfs them. Michael Mattingly and Pam Gregory present this message in the October 2009 issue of Local Environment (Vol. 4, No. 9). The article arose out of Gregory's analysis and synthesis of 10 years of research on peri-urban livelihoods that was financed by the Natural Resources Systems Programme of the UK's Department for International Development and monitored by Michael Mattingly on behalf of the DPU.
Submitted by frankie on Sat, 2009-07-18 20:59.
Before his untimely death in February 2014 (see Patrick McAuslan MBE, 1937 – 2014: an Appreciation (by Edesio Fernandes) Professor McAuslan reflected on some of the challenges and pitfalls involved in acting as a consultant in the field of law and development, with particular reference to his area of expertise of land.
Submitted by frankie on Fri, 2009-06-19 21:12.
In 2008, Patrick Wakely started a part-time contract with the GTZ Syrian-German Sustainable Urban Development Programme to help develop a municipal policy and implementation strategy for informal settlements (IS) in Aleppo. This is linked with the development of a broader-based City Development Strategy (CDS) also being assisted by GTZ, (German Agency for Development Co-operation, the implementing agency of the German Ministry for Economic Co-operation), and the Cities Alliance. The early stages of this on-going programme have already raised interesting issues around government, governance, decentralisation and participation in the context of a country in transition to a social market economy and administration at the national, municipal and local levels.