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Urban Crisis: Culture and the Sustainability of Cities
     

Urban Crisis: Culture and the Sustainability of Cities

by M. Nadarajah (Editor), Ann Tomoko Yamamoto (Editor)
 

Unprecedented urban growth makes sustainability in cities a crucial issue for policymakers, scholars and business leaders. This emerging urban crisis challenges environment-based and economicbased approaches to sustainability and brings to the forefront the multifaceted and critical role that culture plays in ensuring that cities are viable for future generations.

Overview

Unprecedented urban growth makes sustainability in cities a crucial issue for policymakers, scholars and business leaders. This emerging urban crisis challenges environment-based and economicbased approaches to sustainability and brings to the forefront the multifaceted and critical role that culture plays in ensuring that cities are viable for future generations. Culture provides fertile ground for new approaches to sustainable development at the local level. Urban Crisis contributes toward a theory of culture in sustainable cities and assesses the use of cultural indicators as a tool for policymakers. The authors include useful case studies of Patan, Nepal; Penang, Malaysia; Cheongju, South Korea; and Kanazawa, Japan. This book offers fresh insights into the role of culture in fostering community development, environmental awareness, and balanced economic growth. It will be of particular interest to students of urban studies, academics, and civil society groups working on urban issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280811254
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
03/30/2007
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

M. Nadarajah is secretary of the Asian Communication Network (ACN) based at St. John's University, Bangkok,Thailand. Ann Tomoko Yamamoto is a Ph.D. candidate in urban engineering at the University of Tokyo, Japan.

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