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Scaling Urban Environmental Challenges: From Local to Global and Back
     

Scaling Urban Environmental Challenges: From Local to Global and Back

by Peter J. Marcotullio
 

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ISBN-10: 184407322X

ISBN-13: 9781844073221

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

'Think globally, act locally' emphasizes the importance of scale in dealing with environmental challenges, but not how to factor it in. This major new book focuses on the spatial dimensions of urban environmental burdens, showing how important it is to take these into account when pursuing environmental justice and good governance - whether in the context of the

Overview

'Think globally, act locally' emphasizes the importance of scale in dealing with environmental challenges, but not how to factor it in. This major new book focuses on the spatial dimensions of urban environmental burdens, showing how important it is to take these into account when pursuing environmental justice and good governance - whether in the context of the sanitary risks of slum living, the pollution of uncontrolled industrialization and motorization, or the enormous ecological footprints of affluent urban lifestyles.

Written by leading experts in the fields of urban development and environmental planning, the book reviews the urban environmental shifts that have shaped today's challenges, and examines conditions and problems in the urban centres of low-, middle- and high-income countries. Case studies address such economically diverse cities as Accra, New Delhi, Mexico City and Manchester, while thematic chapters explore issues including water, sanitation and transportation. The book concludes by exploring and analysing different scales of governance. The editors argue that we should not rely solely on local governance to address local burdens like poor sanitation, nor depend only on global governance for global challenges such as greenhouse gas emissions, but that scale is crucial in both understanding the problems and devising successful responses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844073221
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures, Tables and Boxes     vii
List of Contributors     xi
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations     xv
Scaling the Urban Environmental Challenge   Peter J. Marcotullio   Gordon McGranahan     1
Urban Transitions and the Spatial Displacement of Environmental Burdens   Gordon McGranahan     18
Variations of Urban Environmental Transitions: The Experiences of Rapidly Developing Asia-Pacific Cities   Peter J. Marcotullio     45
In Pursuit of a Healthy Urban Environment in Low- and Middle-income Nations   David Satterthwaite     69
Improving Urban Water and Sanitation Services: Health, Access and Boundaries   Kristof Bostoen   Pete Kolsky   Caroline Hunt     106
Poverty and the Environmental Health Agenda in a Low-income City: The Case of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), Ghana   Jacob Songsore   Gordon McGranahan     132
Dynamics of Growth and Process of Degenerated Peripheralization in Delhi: An Analysis of Socio-economic Segmentation and Differentiation in Micro-environments   Amitabh Kundu     156
Motorization in Rapidly Developing Cities   Yok-shiu F. Lee     179
A Comparative Perspective on Urban Transport and Emerging Environmental Problems in Middle-income Cities   JeffKenworthy   Craig Townsend     206
Fixing Environmental Agendas in Mexico   Priscilla Connolly     235
In Pursuit of the Sustainable City   Graham Haughton     274
The Metabolism of Urban Affluence: Notes from the Greater Manchester City-region   Joe Ravetz     291
Locating the 'Local Agenda': Preserving Public Interest in the Evolving Urban World   Jeb Brugmann     331
Index     355

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