This book is the result of contributions, help and support from numerous people and several agencies. We are particularly grateful to the Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries, the Swedish Council for Building Research and the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) for funding the work on which this volume is based - and doing so before the subject had come to be regarded as important and relevant. Within these agencies, special thanks is due to Olle Edqvist, Pietro Garau, Bruce Hyland, Bob and Ingrid Munro and Arcot Ramachandran. We are also grateful to our friends and colleagues in IIED's Human Settlements Programme who have worked with us on this subject - Jane Bicknell, Silvia Blitzer, Ana Maria Cabrera, Maria Graciela Caputo and Julio Davila. Julio Davila deserves special thanks for his help in refining and editing the final text; so too do Jane Bicknell and Ana Maria Cabrera for patiently putting up with endless last minute changes to the text.
Table of Contents
List of Tables -- List of Maps -- About the Contributors -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 -- Why Small and Intermediate Urban Centres? /Jorge E. Hardoy and David Satterthwaite -- Chapter 2 -- The Development of the Upper Valley of Rio Negro and its Periphery Within the Comahue Region, Argentina /Mabel Manzanal and Cesar A. Vapnarsky -- Chapter 3 -- The Gezira Region, The Sudan /Omer M.A. El Agraa, Ian Haywood, Salih El Arifi, Babiker A. Abdalla, Mohamed 0. El Sammani, Ali Mohamed El Hassan, Hassan Mohamed Salih -- Chapter 4 -- Bangalore, Mandya and Mysore Districts, Karnataka, South India /B. S. Bhooshan (with the assistance of K. Prabhakaraiah) -- Chapter 5 -- Rae Bareli, Sultanpur and Pratapgarh Districts, Uttar Pradesh State, North India /H. N. Misra -- Chapter 6 -- South-West Nigeria /David Aradeon, Tade Akin Aina and Joe Umo -- Chapter 7 -- A Survey of Empirical Material on the Factors Affecting the Development of Small and Intermediate Urban Centres /Jorge E. Hardoy and David Satterthwaite -- Chapter 8 -- Government Policies and Small and Intermediate Urban Centres /Jorge E. Hardoy and David Satterthwaite -- Chapter 9 -- Some Tentative Conclusions /Jorge E. Hardoy and David Satterthwaite -- Appendix: -- The Annotated Bibliographies -- Index.