Gender, asset accumulation and just cities : pathways to transformation / edited by Caroline O.N. Moser. - Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2016. - xi, 208 pages ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction: towards a nexus linking gender, assets and transformational pathways to just cities Sylvia Chant 2. Female household headship as an asset? Interrogating the intersections of urbanisation, gender and domestic transformations Caroline Moser 3. Longitudinal and intergenerational perspectives on gendered asset accumulation in Indio Guayas, Guayaquil, Ecuador Sally Rover 4. Key drivers of asset erosion and accumulation in informal employment: findings from the Informal Economy Monitoring Study Carole Rakodi 5. Addressing gendered inequalities in access to land and housing Paula Meth 6. The gendered contradictions in South Africa's state housing: accumulation or erosion of housing as an asset Beth Chitekwe-Biti and Diana Mitlin 7. 'The devil's in the detail': understanding how housing assets contribute to gender just cities Caren Levy 8. Routes to the just city: towards gender equality in transport planning Cathy McIlwaine 9. Gender-based violence and assets in just cities: triggers and transformation Sarah Bradshaw and Brian Linneker 10. The gendered destruction and reconstruction of assets and the transformative potential of 'disasters' Caroline Moser and Alfredo Stein 11. Challenging stereotypes about gendered vulnerability to climate change: asset adaption in Mombasa and Cartagena

"With more than half the world's population now living in urban areas, urbanization is undoubtedly one of the most important phenomena of the 21st century. As cities across the Global South expand exponentially in size and multiply in number, the disjuncture between the economic functions, institutional architecture and planning processes of cities, and the needs of its population, increases while a major outcome of these processes is searing inequality.There is a need, therefore, for individuals, households and local communities in low-income settlements to seek to address the situation themselves by relentlessly and systematically fighting to accumulate the asset portfolios of physical (housing), human (education and health), social, and financial (savings) capital necessary to get out of poverty.Bearing in mind the strategies researchers, policymakers, planners and practitioners can adopt to support such strategies while also confronting the challenges of 21st century urban areas, the aim of this book is to identify the contribution that a focus on assets and the asset planning processes makes to the development of more inclusive, just cities"--

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development.
Women in development--History--Developing countries--21st century.
Saving and investment--History--Developing countries--21st century.
Urbanization--History--Developing countries--21st century.

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