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

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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 on urban geography, development studies, environmental courses

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853837203
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 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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Table of Contents

Tables, figures and boxes
Acronyms and abbreviations
Preface
About the authors
1 A New Environmental Agenda for Cities? 1
Environmental goals for cities 2
Urban change and environmental problems 4
A New environmental agenda 8
The structure of the book 14
Diversities and commonalities 17
The environmental opportunities provided by cities 20
An urbanizing world 24
2 Environmental Problems in the Home, Workplace and Neighbourhood 37
The indoor environment at home 38
The workplace 73
The neighbourhood environment 75
The importance of the home environment for well-being and child development 84
3 The City Environment 87
The range of problems 87
Air pollution 89
Water pollution and scarcity 107
Road accidents 111
Toxic/hazardous wastes 112
Export of toxic wastes or polluting industries 116
Natural and human-induced hazards 119
Noise pollution 125
The environment and well-being 126
Environmental problems in smaller cities 132
Environmental transitions, transformations and transfers 142
4 Who Bears the Environmental Costs in Cities? 149
The correlations between incomes and hazards 149
Differentials in environmental risk 151
Vulnerability and susceptibility 152
Groups within the population that face higher risks 158
5 The Rural, Regional and Global Impacts of Cities 172
Cities' regional impacts and rural-urban interactions 172
Cities and the global commons 196
6 Tackling Environmental Health Problems 209
Water, sanitation and drainage 211
Upgrading 219
Refuse collection and cities' waste economies 225
The role of privatization 235
Key roles for NGOs and CBOs 242
Different models of NGO support 250
An institutional framework to support local action on environmental health 267
7 Tackling City-wide Problems 270
Tackling city-wide pollution 270
Urban agriculture 280
City-wide planning and management 287
City-wide environmental indicators 302
The institutional constraints on effective action 308
The role of international agencies 313
8 Sustainable Development and Cities 336
Why is sustainable development important for cities? 339
How a concern for sustainable development arose 340
Emphasizing sustainability; forgetting development 345
The ambiguities in what is to be sustained 348
Emphasizing human activities; forgetting ecological sustainability 350
A framework for considering sustainable development and cities 352
Building synergies, avoiding conflicts? 365
The national framework for city action on sustainable development 368
Enabling local action 371
Implementing sustainable development in cities 372
The global context for sustainability and development 374
9 Conclusions 380
Environmental problems; political solutions 382
Institutional change and the role of aid agencies 384
From urban management to improved governance 386
A new framework of support for citizens' groups and NGOs 389
Linking environment improvement with poverty reduction 393
A city-specific environmental agenda 398
New professional attitudes 400
City problems within a global perspective 402
References 407
Further Reading 433
Subject Index 440
Cities Index 446
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