Environmental Problems in an Urbanizing World: Finding Solutions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

Environmental Problems in an Urbanizing World: Finding Solutions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

by David Satterthwaite, Jorge E. Hardoy, Diana Mitlin
     
 

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* Updated and much expanded edition of the authors' 1992 classic Environmental Problems in Third World Cities
* Comprehensive account of the health- and life- threatening environmental conditions in which a growing proportion of the world's people live
* Ideal as a textbook and for professionals and interested general readers
* 1st edition widely adopted

Overview

* Updated and much expanded edition of the authors' 1992 classic Environmental Problems in Third World Cities
* Comprehensive account of the health- and life- threatening environmental conditions in which a growing proportion of the world's people live
* Ideal as a textbook and for professionals and interested general readers
* 1st edition widely adopted on urban geography, development studies, environmental courses

Most of the world's urban population and most of the large and rapidly growing cities are in developing countries. Often poorly governed, their conditions produce millions of preventable deaths and extensive disease. This book describes these cities' environmental problems and how they affect health, local ecosystems and global cycles. It analyzes the causes: the failure of governments to supply clean water and implement existing measures, or land-owning structures that marginalize the poor. It also highlights the innovative ways in which problems are being tackled, showing solutions are available and the action needed by cities, local governments and community organizations.

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This book is full of ideas with examples, data and an excellent bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853837203
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
2
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.58(d)

Meet the Author

Jorge E Hardoy was Director of the Buenos Aires office of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) until his death in 1993.
Diana Mitlin is an economist and social development specialist working at IIED and the Institute for Development Policy and Management at the University of Manchester.
David Satterthwaite is a senior fellow at IIED and also teaches at the Development Planning Unit of University College London and the London School or Economics.

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