- About the Contributors
- Planning as Scholarship: Origins and Prospects
- Collective Action: Balancing Public and Particularistic Interests
- Urban Planning and Regulation: The Challenge of The Market
- The Evolution of The Institutional Approach in Planning
- Varieties of Planning Experience: Toward a Globalized Planning Culture?
- Cultural Diversity
- Making Plans
- Cities, People, and Processes as Planning Case Studies
- From Good Intentions to A Critical Pragmatism
- Visualizing Information
- Modeling Urban Systems
- Codes and Standards
- Evolving Perspectives on the Arts, Place, and Development
- Reconnecting Urban Planning and Public Health
- Suburban Sprawl and “Smart Growth”
- Planning for Improved Air Quality and Environmental Health
- The Local Regulation of Climate Change
- The Evolving Role of Community Economic Development in Planning
- Housing: Planning and Policy Challenges
- Cities with Slums
- The Public Finance of Urban Form
- City Abandonment
- The Changing Character of Urban Redevelopment
- Gender, Cities, and Planning
- Frontiers in Land Use and Travel Research
- The Civics of Urban Planning
- Urban Informality: The Production of Space and Practice of Planning
- Citizen Planners: From Self-Help to Political Transformation
- The Real Estate Development Industry
- The Politics of Planning
- Reading Through A Plan: A Visual Theory of Plan Interpretation
- Planning and Citizenship
- Plan Assessment: Making and Using Plans Well
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This article, which focuses on urban planning in cities with slums, discusses the literature about the appropriate policy responses for improving slum-housing conditions and identifies two avenues for policy action. These are increasing the affordable supply of formal or regulated housing to reduce the pressure for the formation of new slums and increasing private investment in existing substandard housing to improve their quality. The article suggests that the projected growth of slum dwellers posed a serious challenge to urban planners, who need to forge a better understanding of the diversity of slums and their living conditions, and to be able to convey this understanding to politicians and other policymakers.
Vinit Mukhija is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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