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Democracy as Problem SolvingCivic Capacity in Communities Across the Globe$
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Xavier de Souza Briggs

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262026413

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.001.0001

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Managing Urban Growth: The Problem and Its Civics

Managing Urban Growth: The Problem and Its Civics

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(p.48) (p.49) 3 Managing Urban Growth: The Problem and Its Civics
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Democracy as Problem Solving
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Souza Briggs

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026413.003.0003

This chapter presents the civic capacity's role in innovative efforts to manage urban growth in Mumbai in India and Salt Lake City in the United States, exemplars of the distinct problems of uneven urban growth being faced by both developed and developing countries. Both of these cases, which highlight the problems of unsustainable, inefficient, and inequitable urbanization, also exemplify the challenges of civic action in rich and poor democracies. Experts are of the opinion that new civic approaches have been adopted and utilized by both cities in solving problems of urbanization through collective civic action. The chapter also describes a model that can be followed by other cities facing similar problems.

Keywords:   civic approaches, uneven urban growth, urbanization, civic action, Mumbai, Salt Lake City

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