The Peri-Urban Interface: Approaches to Sustainable Natural and Human Resource Use

The Peri-Urban Interface: Approaches to Sustainable Natural and Human Resource Use

by Duncan McGregor
     
 

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-the zones where urban and rural areas meet-suffer from the greatest problems to humans caused by rapid urbanization, including intense pressures on resources, slum formation, lack of adequate services such as water and sanitation, poor planning and degradation of farmland. These areas, home to hundreds of millions of people, face unique problems and need distinctive… See more details below

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-the zones where urban and rural areas meet-suffer from the greatest problems to humans caused by rapid urbanization, including intense pressures on resources, slum formation, lack of adequate services such as water and sanitation, poor planning and degradation of farmland. These areas, home to hundreds of millions of people, face unique problems and need distinctive and innovative approaches and solutions.

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'The book is a welcome addition to the small corpus of literature which addresses the nature of, problems, and planning issues associated with this type of area which now houses a significant number of the world's citizens.'
Graeme Hugo, University of Adelaide, Geographical Journal, 2007.

'This is a useful collection of case studies relating to a neglected but important and rapidly growing part of global settlement systems.'
Graeme Hugo, University of Adelaide, Geographical Journal, 2007.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844071883
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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