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Corporate Social Responsibility and Urban Development

Lessons from the South


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Edmundo Werna, Ramin Keivani, David Murphy
    Pages 1-6
  3. David Murphy, Austine Ng’ombe
    Pages 7-33
  4. Edmundo Werna
    Pages 34-51
  5. Ramin Keivani
    Pages 52-105
  6. Ramin Keivani
    Pages 106-142
  7. Ramin Keivani
    Pages 143-179
  8. Austine Ng’ombe, Edmundo Werna
    Pages 180-203
  9. Edmundo Werna, Ramin Keivani, David Murphy
    Pages 204-215
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 216-245

About this book


Urban development cooperation needs innovative solutions. Despite many efforts, international assistance has failed to address the challenges faced by cities in developing countries. This book seeks to raise awareness about the value of corporate social responsibility as a tool in urban development assistance.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.International Labour OrganizationSwitzerland
  2. 2.Oxford Brookes UniversityUK
  3. 3.The Company of PartnersUK

About the authors

EDMUNDO WERNA works at the headquarters of the International Labour Organization, Switzerland. He has worked on urban development as researcher, lecturer, consultant, government staff and UN staff. He has published numerous books, as well as chapters in edited books and articles in scientific journals. He is also a member of the editorial board of the journal Habitat International.
RAMIN KEIVANI is Reader in International Land Policy and Urban Development at the Department of Real Estate and Construction, Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is also Director of the International Land Markets research group at Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development. He is co-author of Pluralism in Housing Provision in Developing Countries and has published on globalization and urban development, as well as land markets and housing policy.
DAVID F. MURPHY runs his own consultancy business - The Company of Partners Ltd., UK. He is co-author of In the Company of Partners: Business, Environmental Groups and Sustainable Development Post-Rio and Something to Believe In - Creating Trust in Organisations: Stories of Transparency, Accountability and Governance.

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