Redefining comprehensive urban management, in the Kingston Metropolitan Region, Jamaica

Earl Bailey
  • Journal of Place Management and Development, March 2014, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/jpmd-04-2013-0010

Comprehensive Urban Management in Urban Management in Kingston, Jamaica

What is it about?

Comprehensive Urban Management (CUM) is defined along epistemic and practical lines.

Why is it important?

The research focused the application of CUM, dispelling the ambiguities that has plagued the strategy for decades. While comprehensive is defined as sectoral focus, Integration is more institutional based. However CUM takes on a added dimension of targeting four most significant concerns on urbanisation in Kingston, Jamaica. This is a preferred approach instead of the current approach of trying to cover all sectors at the same time, appreciating their interconnectedness.

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