Book by MikeDavis
- UN report : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/6244496.stm
Classical urbanization via the Manchester/Chicago/Berlin/ Petersburg model is still occurring in China and a few other places. It's important to note, though, that the urban industrial revolution in China precludes similar ones in other places. It absorbs all the capacity for light manufacturing goods – and increasingly everything else. But in China and a few adjacent economies, you still see city growth with an industrial motor. Everywhere else it's occurring largely without industrialization; even more shockingly, often without development in any sense. Moreover, what were, historically, the great industrial cities of the south – Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Bello Horizonte, Buenos Aires – have all suffered massive deindustrialization in the last twenty years, absolute declines in manufacturing employment of 20-40%.
Compare and contrast :
- CheapChineseCars (industrial growth in China)
- HernandoDeSoto (the positive view of favelas of hope)
- PropertyOwningDemocracy (Everyone a landlord)