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The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Cities

Edited By: David Satterthwaite

478 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 1999 | #94324 | ISBN: 185383601X
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #94326 | ISBN: 1853836028
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Brings together the key issues surrounding sustainable urban development in cities, and contains chapters focusing on issues such as cities and environmental justice, health, transport, industry, agriculture, planning, designing with nature and waste management, case studies of successful local agenda 21's around the world, and monitoring and measuring progress at city and national levels.

'This reader will provide a genuinely world-wide perspective on the potential for sustainable cities.' Urban Studies 'The comprehensive analysis successfully persuades the reader of the complex links between a myriad of social, economic and environmental factors, and the wider context of culture, politics and urban governance. This is achieved through harnessing the knowledge and experience of experts from both policy and academic fields, which themselves reflect the international focus of the book... The range, and depth of analysis, of the debates surrounding urban sustainable development in this reader make it an excellent and comprehensive introductory text.' Local Environment '...this reader will provide a genuinely world-wide perspective on the potential for sustainable cities... The author has succeeded in providing an affordable, substantive and up-to-date textbook that can be widely used to give a world perspective on sustainable urban development.' Urban Studies 'The Reader is an impresive collection of papers on a potential, sustainable urban future. It attempts to cover all currently relevant issues and does so successfully... It is recommendable as an informative source of reference for professionals and researchers wanting to widen or supplement their knowledge on sustainable cities.' Housing Studies


The context; linking sustainable development and cities; different sectoral programmes that contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals in cities; seeking action at city level; sustainable development for cities within a regional and global context.

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David Satterthwaite directs the Human Settlements Programme at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and also teaches a course on 'The City and the Environment' at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. He is Editor of the journal Environment and Urbanization and co-author of several other books including The Environment for Children, Environmental Problems in Third World Cities and Squatter Citizen.

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