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From Understanding to Action: Sustainable Urban Development in Medium-Sized Cities in Africa and Latin America

Series: Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries Volume: 5

Edited By: M Keiner, C Zegras, WA Schmid and D Salmeron


Hardback | Dec 2004 | #169695 | ISBN: 1402028792
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About this book

Provides a framework for the design, implementation, and measurement of sustainable urban development in developing countries. It presents the findings of an AGS-sponsored project. Based on case studies in Johannesburg, Gabarone, and Santiago de Chile, the book identifies challenges and potentials for sustainable urban development and suggests alternative ways that governments, city-regions, communities, and planners can respond to these challenges.

The introductory part highlights the problem of global urbanization, focusing on cities of sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The design part includes a context/needs analysis followed by recommendations of broad frameworks for sustainable urban development. The implementation part looks at the institutional and policy framework and strategies necessary for sustainable urban development, while the measurement part deals with the required mechanisms and tools for evaluating sustainable urban development policy and strategies as well as the review of outcomes/impacts (indicators).

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