ERIC Number: ED079450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Urbanization in Jamaica. An International Urbanization Survey Report to the Ford Foundation.
Trowbridge, James W.
After a prolonged period of unplanned expansion and administrative neglect, Kingston is now suffering the social and physical consequences of unattended urbanization. Increasingly Kingston's problems in coping with its rapid urban growth are a deterrent to Jamaica's social and economic advancement, and this calls for greater efforts in organization, research, and training. It suggests that urbanization and its concomitant problems need major attention; this in turn may indicate that an urban planning organization with comprehensive authority for metropolitan and regional planning and development might well be established. It also suggests that research and training capabilities at the University of the West Indies need to be further strengthened to effectively collaborate with the recommended metropolitan planning agency and with existing organizations such as the Urban Development Corporation. In addition, internships with Jamaican urban planning agencies might be provided through new fellowship schemes for recent university graduates before and after degree training aborad. Topics discussed in this paper are: (1) urbanization of Jamaica, (2) urbanization of Kingston, (3) urban conditions in Kingston, (4) urban planning in Jamaica, (5) problems of implementation, and (6) urban research and training needs. [For related documents in this series, see UD 013 732-013 744 for surveys of specific countries. For special studies analyzing urbanization in the Third World, see UD 013 745-UD 013 748.] (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Demography, Developing Nations, Housing, Industrialization, Labor Market, Living Standards, National Programs, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Rural to Urban Migration, Rural Urban Differences, Slums, Unemployment, Urban Areas, Urban Improvement, Urban Planning, Urban Population, Urban Renewal, Urbanization
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Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY. International Urbanization Survey.
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica