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Urbanization in the Island Pacific: Towards Sustainable Development

Series: Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies Series

By: John Lea and John Connell

240 pages, Bw photos, figs, maps


Hardback | Dec 2002 | #121464 | ISBN: 0415246709
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This is the first overview of urbanization in eleven independent island states of the Pacific. It examines recent rapid growth, urban economy and society, and environmental consequences of over-urbanization in terms of contemporary urban planning and options for sustainable development.


1. Introduction: an Urban Pacific Part One: the Context of Urbanization in the Pacific 2. The Colonial Heritage 3. Population Growth and Migration 4. Economic Development: Towards the City? Part Two: Urban Issues 5. Managing Urbanization 6. Land and Urban Life 7. Housing and the Urban Environment Part Three: Sustaining Pacific Urban Society? 8. Living in Town: a Sustainable Future?

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