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Environmental Strategies for Sustainable Development in Urban Areas: Lessons from Africa and Latin America

Series: Studies in Green Research Series

Edited By: Edesio Fernandes

212 pages, no illustrations


Hardback | Dec 1998 | #84496 | ISBN: 1840141557
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About this book

This is an introduction to some of the significant experiences of environmental administration in urban areas, which have taken place in several countries in Africa and Latin America. The book also presents and discusses these experiences from several different, though equally important, perspectives. While containing critical analyses, the emphasis is placed on achievements and promising developments. The book is comprised of a series of papers written by researchers in the field of urban sustainability. It aims to be of interest to local administrators, policy-makers, town planners, urban researchers, environmentalists and academics.


Learning from the south; global, regional and local perspectives towards sustainable urban and rural development; the role of NGOs and CBOs in sustainable development strategy for metropolitan Cape Town, South Africa; environmental problems in the cities in the south - sharing my confusion; urban environmental management strategies and action plans in Sao Paulo and Kumasi; a new air pollution programme for Mexico City; towards sustainable mega-cities in Latin America and Africa; the experience of regional environmental management in Bio Bio, Chile; sustainable cities and local governance - lessons from a global UN programme; innovative strategies for sustainable development in the Middle East and North Africa; sustainable cities - a contradiction in terms?

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