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Urban Future 21 - a Global Agenda for Twenty-First Century Cities

By: Peter Hall and Ulrich Pfeiffer

363 pages, Figs, tabs

Spon Press (Routledge)

Paperback | Dec 2000 [2002 reprint] | #135370 | ISBN: 0415240751
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Urban Future 21 is the key book on global urban development at the start of the twenty-first century. The distilled result of several years' work by urban professionals, it has been specially written for the World Commission on Twenty-First Century Urbanism, whose report was the subject of a major conference in Berlin in summer 2000. It systematically reviews the main focus guiding urban development, develops two alternative scenarios for the first 25 years of the twenty-first century and outlines an action plan to meet the likely problems.


Chapter I - The Millennial Change. The First Urban Century. A Networked Urban World. The Urban Challenge. Forecasts of Urban Lives:1900, 2000, 2025.. The World of the Urban Poor. Urban Needs and Urban Expectations. Urban Essentials:Dimensions of the Sustainable City. Summing Up: Key Dilemmas and Opportunities. The Central Problem:Balance and Trade-off. The Rest of this Book:A Quick Guide. Chapter II - Trends and Outcomes:The Urban World of 2025. Introduction:The Basic Driving Forces. Demographic Change. The Urban Economic Base. Social Change and Urban Development. Environment. Urban Growth and Change. Conclusion:Markets and Planning. Common Problems:Different Strategies. Chapter III - Two Scenarios:The Urban World of 2025 The City Coping with Informal Hypergrowth. The City Coping with Dynamism. The Weakening Mature City, Coping with Ageing. Chapter IV - Rising to the Urban Challenge:Governance and Policy. Guiding Principles for Urban Governance. Good Governance in Practice. The Environment. Economic Policy. Managing Social Change. Housing Policy. Infrastructure. Transportation. Shaping Urban Space. Chapter V - Good Governance in Practice:An Action Plan. The Basic Principles:Strong Urban Government for Sustainable Urban Development. The Environment. The Competitive City:Promoting a Healthy Local Economy. Managing Social Change:The Problem of the Deprived Minorities. The Liveable City. Infrastructure and Housing. Promoting Sustainable Transport. The Vibrant and Attractive City. Guiding Urban Development.

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