Urban Air Pollution in Megacities of the World

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The Urban Air Pollution in Mega Cities of the World report assesses air quality in 20 of the world's megacities (defined for the purposes of this book as cities with a population of 10 million or more by the year 2000). The report highlights the air quality problems associated with urbanization. These problems are of increasing importance due to projected growth in the urban pollution world-wide and thus the potential increase in the number of people exposed. The issues raised apply not only to current ...
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Overview

The Urban Air Pollution in Mega Cities of the World report assesses air quality in 20 of the world's megacities (defined for the purposes of this book as cities with a population of 10 million or more by the year 2000). The report highlights the air quality problems associated with urbanization. These problems are of increasing importance due to projected growth in the urban pollution world-wide and thus the potential increase in the number of people exposed. The issues raised apply not only to current mega-cities but to most rapidly developing urban areas.
The cities are; New York City, Los Angeles, New Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, Cairo/Giza, Karachi, Moscow, London, Seoul, Metro Manila/Quezon City, Beunos Aries, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Tokyo/Yokohama, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, Bangkok and Mexico City.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631184041
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/18/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240

Table of Contents

1. Foreword - Identification of major air pollution issues for the year 2000 and onwards.

2. Introduction.

3. City Sections - detailed assessment of air quality and related issues in the 20 cities. Including data and discussion on demography, air quality trends, transport, meteorology, energy use, health and industry.

4. Overview and comparison of cities - examines individual pollutants and issues concerning urbanization and air quality.

5. Conclusions and recommendations.

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