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The strict imperative of sustainability in the 21st century can be exacerbated by the challenges of development; if the pitfalls of urban planning are introduced then there is a need for a guide such as this which establishes ground rules for the sphere of urban studies. A range of perspectives is brought to bear on the issues from economics, political science, theories of health, the impact of the built environment, the appraisal of environmental assets through to the very conceptual foundations of sustainability. All the key contemporary developments are dealt with: the growth in international law and agreements on controlling greenhouse gases; the effect of reforms in finance, governance and methods of appraisal on the areas of waste management; the theoretical advances in the community development aspects of health and the neighbourhood environment guided by the experiences of the World Bank, WHO and UNEP.
'This book creates new paths for the understanding of sustainable urban development' International Press-Cutting Bureau '...it provides guidance for moving towards sustainable urban environments and descriptions for the efforts made by several cities in this respect' International Press-Cutting Bureau 'The conclusion highlights the importance of the relationship between the individual and the social in urban development research and policy' Book Shelf 'If academics, policy makers and practitioners are truly to get to grips with the serious problems affecting cities around the world, then books like this need to be written.' International Press-Cutting Bureau. Regeneration and Renewal
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