Sustainable Cities in Developing Countries [NOOK Book]

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"Sustainabile Cities in Developing Countries" addresses the difficulties of balancing the imperatives of sustainability on the one hand with the pressing challenges facing some of the worlds most underdeveloped areas. World-renowned experts in the burgeoning field of urban studies and contributors from the United Nations and World Health Organization (WHO) apply current 'sustainability' discourse to the developing sphere of urban studies.
A comprehensive range of perspectives are brought to bear on the issues ...
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Sustainable Cities in Developing Countries

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Overview

"Sustainabile Cities in Developing Countries" addresses the difficulties of balancing the imperatives of sustainability on the one hand with the pressing challenges facing some of the worlds most underdeveloped areas. World-renowned experts in the burgeoning field of urban studies and contributors from the United Nations and World Health Organization (WHO) apply current 'sustainability' discourse to the developing sphere of urban studies.
A comprehensive range of perspectives are brought to bear on the issues from economics, political science, theories of health, the impact of the built environment, the appraisal of environmental assets through to the very conceptual foundations of sustainability. All the key contemporary developments are dealt with: the growth in international law and agreements on controlling greenhouse gases; the effect of reforms in finance, governance and methods of appraisal on the areas of waste management; the theoretical advances in the community development aspects of health and the neighbourhood environment guided by the experiences of the World Bank, WHO and UNEP.
This is a guidebook for those responsible for re-shaping cities for the next millennium.
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Editorial Reviews

Planning Theory and Practice
Offers insights to those practitioners pondering the practicalities of the integration of sustainability goals into urban development. In particular, there is a good concluding chapter bringing the diverse, often overlapping, themes of the nine chapters into one well-summarized chapter. This eases the path of the reader in linking the richness of the dialogue.
From the Publisher
'This book creates new paths for the understanding of sustainable urban development'
International Press-Cutting Bureau

'...it provides guidance for moving towards sustainable urban environments and descriptions for the efforts made by several cities in this respect'
International Press-Cutting Bureau

'The conclusion highlights the importance of the relationship between the individual and the social in urban development research and policy'
Book Shelf

'If academics, policy makers and practitioners are truly to get to grips with the serious problems affecting cities around the world, then books like this need to be written.'
International Press-Cutting Bureau. Regeneration and Renewal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134191611
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Cedric Pugh is Professor of Urban Economic Development at Sheffield Hallam University. He is author of Housing and Urbanization: A study of India and Sustainability, the Environment and Urbanization.

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Table of Contents

Dedication
List of Figures and Tables
Biographical Information on the Authors
Foreword
Preface
Acronyms and Abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 Sustainable Urban Development: Some Millennial Reflections on Theory and Application 21
3 Sustainable Legal Mechanisms for the Protection of the Urban Environment 53
4 Environmental Health or Ecological Sustainability? Reconciling the Brown and Green Agendas in Urban Development 73
5 Inequalities in Urban Environments, Health and Power: Reflections on Theory and Practice 91
6 Health, Governance and the Environment 115
7 Sustainability in Squatter Settlements 135
8 The Localization of Agenda 21 and the Sustainable Cities Programme 152
9 Economic and Environmental Sustainability in Shanghai 185
10 A Millennial Perspective and Conclusions 203
Index 231
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