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W. C. JohnsonThe management of fast-growing cities around the world draws increasing scholarly attention. The editors, affiliated with the Centre for Environment and Human Settlements at Edinburgh, Scotland, seek to link urban development programs and environmental sustainability with citizen efforts to raise the quality of political as well as economic life in those cities. This collection of eight cases from Mozambique, Pakistan, China, Costa Rica, the Philippines, South Africa, and the UK examines means by which local social movements have promoted sustainable development. Each case is similarly organized, allowing ready comparison despite diverse contexts. The cases portray the interactions between governments, businesses, and civil society associations, in which community takes on global as well as local dimensions. A consistent theme stressed throughout is resident associations' taking active part in decision making and management. Skill development in this area is discussed. The editors open with two chapters that supply the analytical framework and close with two others that draw out the lessons learned. This coherent and valuable collection should be useful for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty in urban studies and comparative development.