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Sustainable Cities in Developing Countries

Edited By: Cedric Pugh

237 pages, Figs

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Paperback | Dec 2000 | #107166 | ISBN: 1853836192
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #107167 | ISBN: 1853836249
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About this book

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


Contents

Reflections on sustainable urban development; legal reform and the urban environment; sustainability in cities - concept, practice and potential; inequalities in health - reflections on theory and practice; health, governance and the environment; localization of Agenda 21; low-income living areas - reflections on micro-studies, 1996-1998; the environment in shanghai - evaluation and future agendas; sustainability and the improvment of housing in squatter settlements; conclusion and perspectives for the millennium.

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Biography

Cedric Pugh is Professor of Urban Economic Development at Sheffield Hallam University. He is author of Housing and Urbanization: A study of India and Sustainability, the Environment and Urbanization.

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