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close this bookHabitat Debate - Vol. 5 - No. 3 - 1999 - Security of Tenure (HABITAT, 1999, 63 p.)
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LETTERS

My background is in energy and the environment. I think Habitat Debate does not tackle the issue of energy sufficiently. Is energy only a secondary consideration and not a primary one?

Admittedly, it is nearly two hundred years since Sir Humphrey Davy demonstrated the first electric light. But rural England - and rural anywhere else - could be compared to the Third World today. Sir Humphrey began an insatiable clamour for electricity - first as lighting. However under-developed today’s Third World may be, once electricity is seen and experienced it gives rise to other yearnings such as radio or a powered sewing machine. The rapid rural-to-urban migration you referred to in Vol. 5 No. 1 may well be due to an unacknowledged yearning for electricity.

Norman Jenkins
Energy Analyst
International Energy Strategy Studies
Surrey, UK

I am an avid reader of UNCHS newsletters. The articles on Rural-Urban Linkages in the recent issue (Vol. 5 No. 1) of Habitat Debate are very interesting and timely.

R.N. Iyengar
Central Building Research Institute
Roorkee, India

I work for the Government of the Republic of Botswana. I certainly feel that Habitat Debate is one of the most informative publications on Human Settlements issues globally.

Esther Serati
Department of Town & Regional Planning
Gaborone, Botswana

I read Rasna Warah’s article “Divided Loyalties: The African Identity Crisis” (Habitat Debate Vol. 5 No. 1) and found it very interesting and informative. This is the first time I have read a Habitat newsletter - I was so impressed by this article that I decided to write to you. I work for an environmental organization whose agenda is very close to that of Habitat.

Muhammad Khurram Butt
Hafizabad
Pakistan


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