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Asunto:[CeHuNews] 85/03 - About Professor Alan Gilbert
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CeHuNews 85/03

 

Prof. Alan Gilbert

Professor of Geography

Department of Geography,
University College London,
26 Bedford Way,
London,
WC1H 0AP

 
Academic Record
  • B.Soc.Sci. (Birmingham)
  • Ph.D. (London School of Economics)
  • D.Lit. (University of London)
  •  
    Present Academic Position
    • Professor of Geography at University College London
     
    Previous Academic Positions
    • Lecturer and then Reader at University College London and Institute of Latin American Studies, London, 1970-90
     
    Major consultancies since 1991:
    • Adviser on employment, housing, urbanisation and regional development in developing countries to Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, UNESCO, United Nations Fund for Population Activities and the United Nations University. Author of report on Colombian economy for Business Monitor International.
    • 1992 Business Monitor International on the Colombian Economy.
    • 1993 the Inter-American Development Bank on Housing Policy in Latin America.
    • 1993 United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (HABITAT) on rental housing policy in Egypt, India and Nigeria.
    • 1993-94 United Nations University on Mega-cities in Latin America.
    • 1994 Population and Quality of Life Independent Commission Human resources (UNESCO).
    • 1996 United Nations Population Fund on urbanisation prospects in Latin America.
    • 1999 World Bank on squatter upgrading programmes in Latin America.
    • 2000 Inter American Development Bank on training programmes for housing.
    • 2000 Isandla Institute, Cape Town, on rental housing in South Africa.
    • 2002 World Bank Institute Workshop on urban management in South Asia, Jaipur.
    • 2002 Inter-American Development Bank on rental housing policy in Colombia.
    • 2002-3 UNCHS (Habitat) Rental housing policy in less-developed countries.
     
     
    Books and Monographs
    • (1974) Latin American Development: A Geographical Perspective (Penguin Books).
    • (1976) (Editor) Development Planning and Spatial Structure (John Wiley).
    • (1982) With Gugler, J., Cities, Poverty and Development: Urbanization in the Third World (Oxford University Press).
    • (1982) (Editor) Urbanization in Contemporary Latin America: Critical Approaches to the Analysis of Urban Issues (John Wiley).
    • (1985) With Ward, P.M., Housing, the State and the Poor: Policy and Practice in Three Latin American Cities (Cambridge University Press).
    • (1985) With Healey, P., The Political Economy of Land: Urban Development in an Oil Economy (Gower).
    • (1985) An Unequal World: the Links between Rich and Poor Nations (Macmillan). Second enlarged edition published in 1992 by Thomas Nelson.
    • (1986) The International Dimension of Social Science Funding (Economic and Social Research Council).
    • (1987) With Ward, P.M., Asentamientos Populares Versus el Poder del Estado (Gustavo Gili, Mexico City).
    • (1989) (Editor) Housing and Land in Urban Mexico (Center for US Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego).
    • (1990) Latin America (Routledge Studies in Development). Published in Japanese by Ninomiya Shoten in 1996.
    • (1991) With Varley, A., Landlord and Tenant: Housing the Poor in Urban Mexico (Routledge).
    •  (1992) With Gugler, J., Cities, Poverty and Development: Urbanization in the Third World (Oxford University Press) (second edition).
    • (1993) In collaboration with Camacho, O.O., Coulomb, R., and Necochea, A., In Search of a Home: Rental and Shared Housing in Latin America (UCL Press and the University of Arizona Press).
    • (1994) The Latin American City (Latin America Bureau). Revised edition published in 1998.
    • (1996) (Editor) The Mega-city in Latin America (United Nations University Press).
    • (1998) La ciudad latinoamericana (Siglo XXI, Mexico City).
    Articles and Chapters
    1990
    With Alan Gilbert. 'Renting a home in a Third World city: choice or constraint?', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 14, 89-108.
    'Urbanisation at the periphery: reflections on the changing dynamics of housing and employment in Latin American cities', in DrakakisSmith, D. (ed.) Economic growth and urbanisation in developing areas (Routledge), 73-124.
    'Rental housing in third-world cities: what we know and what we need to know', in UNCHS (Habitat) Rental housing: proceedings of an expert group meeting, Nairobi, 12-19.
    With Varley, A. 'The Mexican Landlord: rental housing in Guadalajara and Puebla', Urban Studies, 27, 2344.
    'The provision of public services and the debt crisis in Latin America: the case of Bogotá', Economic Geography, 66, 34961.
    'The costs and benefits of illegality and irregularity in the supply of land', in Baross, P. and van der Linden, J. (eds.) The transformation of land supply systems in Third World cities (Routledge), 17-36.
    1991
    'Urban problems in the Third World', in Sarre, P. (ed.) Rural and Urban Environments (Hodder and Stoughton), 256-93.
    'Comparative analysis: studying housing processes in Latin American cities', in Tipple, A.G. and Willis, K. (eds.) Housing the poor in the developing world: methods of analysis, case studies and policy (Routledge), 81-95.
    'City dwellers', in Oxford Analytica (ed.) Latin America in Perspective (Houghton Mifflin), 24-30.
    'Self-help housing during recession: the Mexican experience', in González de la Rocha, M. and Escobar Latapí, A. (eds.) Social responses to Mexico's economic crisis of the 1980s (Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego), 221-242.
    'Renting and owneroccupation in Latin American cities', Habitat International, 15, 87-99.
    1992
    'Third World cities: housing, infrastructure and servicing', Urban Studies, 29, 435-60. Also published in Paddison, R., Money, J. and Lever, B. (eds.) International Perspectives in Urban Studies 1 (Jessica Kingsley Publishers), 108-135.
    'The ethics of teaching about development', in Potter, R.B. and Unwin, T. (eds.) Teaching the Geography of Developing Areas (Monograph No. 7., Developing Areas Research Group, Institute of British Geographers), 29-41.
    'South America: an urban explosion', in Short, J.R. (ed.) Human Settlement (Oxford University Press), 80-87.
    1993
    'Mining and manufacturing', in Blouet, B.W. and Blouet, O.W. (eds.) Latin America and the Caribbean: a Systematic and Regional Survey (Wiley) (second edition), 252-54.
    'Third World cities: the changing national settlement system', Urban Studies, 30, 721-40. Also published in Paddison, R., Money, J. and Lever, B. (eds.) International Perspectives in Urban Studies 2 (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).
    'South America: struggling toward solvency', in Corbridge, S. (ed.) World Economy (Oxford University Press), 78-85.
    'Ciudades del Tercer Mundo: la evolución del sistema nacional de asentamientos', Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbanos Regionales (EURE), 57, 41-58.
    'Self-help housing during recession', in Abel, C. and Lewis, C.M. (eds.) Welfare, Poverty and Development in Latin America (Macmillan), 109-32.
    Support measures to promote rental housing for low-income groups, Report prepared for United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat).
    1994
    'Viva the city', Geographical, 66, 17-20.
    'Third World cities: poverty, employment, gender roles and the environment during a time of restructuring', Urban Studies, 31, 605-33. Also published in Paddison, R., Money, J. and Lever, B. (eds.) International Perspectives in Urban Studies 3 (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).
    Human Resources: work, housing and migration, Report for the Population and Quality of Life Independent Commission, Paris.
    'Land and shelter in mega-cities: some critical issues', in Fuchs, R.J., Brennan, E., Chamie, J., Lo, F-C. and Uitto, J.I. (eds.) Mega-city Growth and the Future (United Nations University Press), 307-331.
    'Residential tenure: Colombia', 'International debt' and 'Urban settlement hierarchies', in Unwin, T. (ed.) World Development Atlas (Wiley), 134-5, 208-9 and 216-7.
    1995
    'Third World: poverty, employment and gender roles during a time of restructuring', in d'Avila, M.I. (ed.) Social development: challenges and strategies (UFRJ/EICOS, Rio de Janeiro), 13-58.
    'Debt, poverty and the Latin American city', Geography, 80, 323-333.
    'Rental housing in third world cities: the policy void', Habitat Debate 1 (4), 5-7.
    1996
    'Urban growth, employment and housing', in Preston, D. (ed.) Latin American Development: Geographical Perspectives (Longman), (second edition), 246-71.
    'Third world urbanization', in Douglas, I., Huggett, R. and Robinson, M. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Geography (Routledge), 391-407.
    'Introduction', in Gilbert, A. (ed.) The Mega-city in Latin America (United Nations University Press), 1-25.
    'Land, housing and infrastructure in Latin America's major cities', in Gilbert, A. (ed.) The Mega-city in Latin America (United Nations University Press), 73-109.
    'Santa Fé de Bogotá: a Latin American special case?', in Gilbert, A. (ed.) The Mega-city in Latin America (United Nations University Press), 241-69.
    'Does the informal sector have a future?', Regional Development Dialogue, 17, 66-69.
    'Mining, manufacturing, and services', in Blouet, B.W. and Blouet, O.W. (eds.) Latin America and the Caribbean: a Systematic and Regional Survey (Wiley) (third edition), 181-206.
    'Globalización y desarrollo urbano en América Latina', in Fundación Habitat Colombia Memoria del Seminario Especializado: Producción, uso y consumo de ciudad, IV Encuentro International Habitat Colombia, Medellín, Fundación Habitat Colombia, 25-50.
    With Mabin, A., McCarthy, M. and Watson, V. 'A neglected sector of housing for the poor: subletting, sharing and informal renting', Development Southern Africa, 13, 495-8.
    1997
    'Work and poverty during economic restructuring: the experience of Bogotá, Colombia', IDS Bulletin, 28, 2, 1-11.
    'On subsidies and homeownership: Colombian housing policy during the 1990s', Third World Planning Review, 19, 51-70.
    With Mabin, A., McCarthy, M. and Watson, V. 'Low-income rental housing: are South African cities different?', Environment and Urbanization, 9, 133-48.
    'Employment and poverty during economic restructuring: the case of Bogotá, Colombia', Urban Studies, 34, 1047-70.
    'Colombian housing policy during the 1990s', in Posada-Carbó, E. (ed.) Colombia: the politics of reforming the state, Institute of Latin American Studies, London and Macmillan, 148-75.
    'The coping capacity of Latin America's cities', in Bilsborrow, R. (ed.) Migration, urbanization, and development: new directions and issues, United Nations Population Fund and Kluwer Academic Publishers, 435-68.
    'Poverty and social policy in Latin America', Social Policy and Administration, 31, 320-36.
    'Poverty, regional convergence and development: what kind of relationship?', in Helmsing, B. and Guimaraes, J. (eds.) Locality, state and development, Institute of Social Studies, 181-204.
    'Squatters and shanties: the typical Latin American housing solution?', in van Naerssen, T., Rutten, M. and Zoomers, A. (eds.) Profiles of the Third World, Van Gorcum.
    1998
    'The process of urbanisation', in Palacios, M. (ed.) A history of Latin America volume VIII, UNESCO, forthcoming.
    '¿Qué hacer con la vivienda en el Tercer Mundo?' in La investigatión regional y urbana en Columbia: Desarrollo y territorio 1993-1997, Volumen 1, Departments Nacional de Planeación, Financiera e Desarrollo Territorial, Asociación Colombiana de Investigadores Urbano Regionales, Carlos Valencia Editores, Bogotá, 279-99.
    'World cities and the urban future: the view from Latin America' in Lo, F-C and Yeung, Y-M (eds.) Globalization and the world of large cities, United Nations University Press, 174-202.
    'In Latin American cities....A chancy life in cyberspace', UNU Research in Progress 13, 1, 12-13.
    1999
    'The process of urbanisation' in Palacios, M (ed.) A History of Latin America volume VIII, UNESCO, forthcoming.
    2000
    'Urbanization and Security', in Rosan, C., Ruble, B. and Tulchin, J. (eds.) Urbanization, population, environment and security: a report of the Comparative Urban Studies Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 73-93. Also published in the Wilson Center's, Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Papers Series no. 31, Washington, D.C.
    'What can South Africa learn about housing from Chile?', South African Geographical Journal, 21-29.
    · (2000) 'Financing self-help housing: evidence from Bogotá, Colombia', International Planning Studies 5, 165-90.
    'Housing in Third World cities: the critical issues', Geography, 85, 145-55.
    with Crankshaw, O. and Morris, A. 'Backyard Soweto', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 24, 841-57
    'Urbanisation' in Balderston, D., Gonzalez, M. and López, A.M. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean cultures.
    2001
    'The lessons of comparative research: what can South Africa learn from Latin America?', in Fernandes, E. (ed.) South to South: Urban-environmental policies and politics in Brazil and South Africa, Ashgate, forthcoming.
    with Dávila, J. 'Governing Bogotá', in Dietz, H.A. and Myers, D.J. (eds) The Local Executive in Latin America's Capital Cities: Democratization and Change, Lynne Reiner, forthcoming.
    with Dávila, J. 'Los Alcaldes Mayores y la gestión de Bogotá, 1961-2000', Territorios 5, 15-34.
    Housing in Latin America, Interamerican Development Bank, Institute of Social Development (INDES) Working Papers, forthcoming.
    'Housing the urban poor', in Potter, R.B. (ed.) The Arnold companion to development studies, Arnold, forthcoming.
    'The New International Division of Labour', in Potter, R.B. (ed.) The Arnold companion to development studies, Arnold, forthcoming.
    with Dávila, J. 'Los Alcaldes Mayores y la gestión de Bogotá, 1961-2000', Territorios 5, 15-34.
    '¿Una casa es para siempre? Movilidad residencial y propiedad de la vivienda en los asentamientos autoproducidos', Territorios 6, 51-74.
    Housing in Latin America, Inter-American Development Bank, INDES-European Union Joint Program Working Paper.
    'Housing the urban poor', in Desai, V. and Potter, R.B. (eds.) The Arnold companion to development studies, Arnold, 257-61.
    'The New International Division of Labour', in Desai, V. and Potter, R.B. (eds.) The Arnold companion to development studies, Arnold, 186-91.
    'Bogotá', in Beckel, L. (ed.) Megacities: the European Space Agency's contribution to a better understanding of a global challenge, Geospace Verlag, 222-7.
    'Is urban development in the Third World sustainable?', Plurimondi, forthcoming.
    2002
    'Power, ideology and the Washington Consensus: the development and spread of Chilean housing policy', Housing Studies 17, 305-24.
    'On the mystery of capital and the myths of Hernando de Soto: what difference does legal title make?', International Development Planning Review 24, 1-20.
    '"Scan globally, reinvent locally": reflecting on the origins of South Africa's capital housing subsidy policy', Urban Studies 39, 1911-33.
    with Dávila, J. 'Bogotá: progress within a hostile environment', in Myers, D.J. and Dietz, H.A. (eds.) Capital city politics in Latin America: democratisation and empowerment, Lynne Reiner, 29-63.
    'Housing policy and legal entitlements: survival strategies of the urban poor', in Abel, C. and Lewis, C. (eds.) Exclusion and engagement: social policy in Latin America, Macmillan and Institute of Latin American Studies, London, 303-30.
    'Love in the time of enhanced capital flows: reflections on the links between liberalisation and informality', in Roy, A. and AlSayyad, N. (eds.) Urban informality in an era of liberalization: a transnational perspective, Lexington Books, forthcoming.
    'The lessons of comparative research: what can South Africa learn from Latin America?', in Fernandes, E. (ed.) South to South: Urban-environmental policies and politics in Brazil and South Africa, Ashgate, forthcoming.
     
     
    Major Research Grants
    • 1978-80 Director of major research project financed by Ministry of Overseas Development 'Public Intervention, Housing and Land Use in Latin American Cities' (budget £105,000).
    • 1985-87 Director of research project financed by the Overseas Development Administration on 'Housing Tenure in Third World Cities' (budget £49,500).
    • 1988-91 Coordinator of research project financed by the International Development Research Centre of Canada on rental housing in Latin America (total approved budget CAD$453,000).
    • 1993-94 Coordinator of research project on megacities in Latin America financed by United Nations University, Tokyo (approximate budget US$100,000).
    • 1997-98 Director of research project financed by Department of International Development on 'Secondary housing markets in third world cities' (total approved budget £36,790)
    • 2000-1 Director of research project financed by the Economic and Social Research Council (Future Governance Programme) ‘The diffusion of housing subsidy programmes: adoption or forced feeding?’ (budget £41,900).
    • 2001-2 Co-Director of research project financed by Home Office on 'The dissemination to potential asylum seekers of information about UK immigration and asylum policy and practice' (£96,088).
    General areas of research expertise:
    • Housing
    • Urban and Regional Development
    • Poverty
    • Globalisation, employment and urbanisation
    • Development Studies
    • Latin America (particularly Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela).
    • South Africa
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