Search for dissertations about: "thesis on urbanization"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 88 swedish dissertations containing the words thesis on urbanization.

  1. 1. Rapid Urbanization An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Urban Transition in Developing Countries

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Kyle Farrell; KTH.; [2018]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; urban transition; rapid urbanization; rapid urban growth; components of urban growth; economic development; developing countries; national urban systems; China; Nigeria; India; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with the challenges posed by the contemporary urban narrative in developing countries. It is premised on the notion of the urban transition, which posits that as a country develops it undergoes a transformation from a predominantly rural society to a predominantly urban one. READ MORE

  2. 2. PRO-POOR PLANNING: A Tool for Strategic Territorial Planning and a Conceptual Framework Drawn from Studies in Colombia and Costa Rica

    University dissertation from Housing Development & Management, LTH, Lund University

    Author : Carlos de la Espriella; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Poverty Reduction; Statistical Information; Social Housing; Urban Governance; Urbanization; Poverty Impact Assessments; Poverty Mapping; Local Authorities; Poverty; Integrated Urban Planning; Inequality; Geographic Information Systems; Decentralization; Costa Rica; Census Microdata; Colombia; Urban Residential Segregation; Urban Planning;

    Abstract : Few planning practices in the South seem to be equipped with key concepts and technical, empirical and administrative capacities required to comprehend and visualize the phenomenon of poverty at inter- and intra-urban levels, which compromises their ability to inform decision-makers on the effects on poverty reduction of the land-based actions they design, implement and monitor. This challenge was addressed from conceptual, technical, empirical, and administrative angles, which correspond to the research objectives. READ MORE

  3. 3. Between Sumud and Submission : Palestinian Popular Practices on the Land in the Edge Areas of Jerusalem

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Noura Alkhalili; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2017-05-16]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Palestine; Jerusalem; Edge Areas; Settler-Colonialism; Refugee Camp; Resistance; submission; Enclosures from Below; Land; Urbanization; Palestina; Jerusalem; Flyktingläger; Bosättare kolonialism; Motstånd; Underkastelse; Urbanisering;

    Abstract : This thesis delves into two ‘edge areas’ located in and around East Jerusalem. It attempts to unfold and analyze the dynamics in these edge areas, while investigating the agency of the people present there through their own perceptions and practices towards the land, the urbanization processes, the power circulation and the structural impositions. READ MORE

  4. 4. Engines of Growth : Essays in Swedish Economic History

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Thor Berger; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2016-09-08]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Industrialization; Regional growth; Transportation infrastructure; Urbanization;

    Abstract : Sweden experienced a remarkable economic transformation between the 18th century and the outbreak of World War I. This dissertation consists of four self-contained papers that uses a quantitative empirical approach to identify key drivers of this transformation by analyzing the contribution of the potato to economic growth, the determinants of the early investments in mass schooling, and how the rollout of the national railroad network shaped rural and urban growth patterns from the mid-19th century to the present day. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays on the Politics of Taxation

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Per F. Andersson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2017-04-24]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Taxation; Democracy; Economic history; Redistribution; Political economy; Beskattning; Demokrati; Ekonomisk historia; Omfördelning; Politisk ekonomi;

    Abstract : Taxation is a key activity of any state and a constant point of political struggle. The structure of taxation is continuously changing and evolving, and its size has grown dramatically during the last two hundred years. READ MORE