Adopts a thematic approach regarding the key principles of modern urban geography in relation to the developing world, emphasizing common problems and processes confronting city planners in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Describes the broad nature and major features of contemporary urban change in the region. Analyzes the range of management structures and strategies used in developing world cities. Reviews issues confronting urban managers including economy, land-use, housing, environment and gender and other social challenges. Contains scores of examples and illustrations.