The peri-urban Pacific: From exclusive to inclusive cities

Storey, Donovan (2003) The peri-urban Pacific: From exclusive to inclusive cities. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 44 3: 259-279. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8373.2003.00214.x

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Author Storey, Donovan
Title The peri-urban Pacific: From exclusive to inclusive cities
Journal name Asia Pacific Viewpoint   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-7456
1467-8373
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8373.2003.00214.x
Volume 44
Issue 3
Start page 259
End page 279
Total pages 21
Editor W. E. Murray
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject 120507 Urban Analysis and Development
Abstract As the Pacific Islands continue to urbanise, existing models of governance and planning are coming under greater pressure and scrutiny. Both the city council approach and the 'good' urban governance agenda of donors have weaknesses in the region, especially in dealing with peri-urban settlements where the most rapid urban population growth is occurring. This is resulting in increased social discontent and conflict. This paper critiques the ways in which Pacific Island towns and cities are governed and calls for an approach which is more inclusive (and less hierarchical) and informed by concepts of citizenship and social justice. Indeed, policy makers will need to broaden their concepts and practices of governance if many Pacific cities are to be socially, politically, and envir-onmentally sustainable. However, the political-economy of urban development in the region is not proving conducive to consensus, with conflict a more likely outcome in the foreseeable future.
Keyword Urbanisation
Peri-urban growth
Governance
Citizenship
Melanesia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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