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Urban sanitation : a guide to strategic planning

This guide suggests options for improving sanitation for the inhabitants of the rapidly growing towns and cities of the South. The specific focus is on the needs of the poor and marginalized communities. The authors suggest the need for a step-wise approach to sanitation planning, in which planning objectives and the processes through which they are achieved are refined and developed in the light of experience, taking into account available information and a realistic assessment of available resources. The main focus is on engaging with a wide range of stakeholder groups to plan at the municipal level. It emphasizes the need to spend time to 'develop solutions' to sanitation problems before attempting to plan city-wide. The guide includes a number of chapters devoted to key aspects of the planning process, including creating and informing demand, gathering and analysing information, choosing an appropriate technology, holding a participatory workshop and following up on the plan.

TitleUrban sanitation : a guide to strategic planning
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsTayler, K., Colin, J., Parkinson, J.
Paginationxii, 222 p. : 39 boxes, 43 fig., 7 tab.
Date Published2003-09-01
PublisherIT Publications
Place PublishedLondon, UK
ISBN Number1853395587
Keywordsappropriate technology, communications media, evaluation, government organizations, guidelines, health education, implementation, information analysis, information dissemination, information gathering, local level, models, monitoring, participatory methods, partnerships, planning, policies, sanitation, sdiman, sdisan, urban areas
Abstract

This guide suggests options for improving sanitation for the inhabitants of the rapidly growing towns and cities of the South. The specific focus is on the needs of the poor and marginalized communities. The authors suggest the need for a step-wise approach to sanitation planning, in which planning objectives and the processes through which they are achieved are refined and developed in the light of experience, taking into account available information and a realistic assessment of available resources. The main focus is on engaging with a wide range of stakeholder groups to plan at the municipal level. It emphasizes the need to spend time to 'develop solutions' to sanitation problems before attempting to plan city-wide. The guide includes a number of chapters devoted to key aspects of the planning process, including creating and informing demand, gathering and analysing information, choosing an appropriate technology, holding a participatory workshop and following up on the plan.

NotesBibliography: p. 215-218 Includes glossary Includes index
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