Sustainable cities in developing countries : theory and practice at the millennium
- edited by Cedric Pugh.
- London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2000.
- Physical description
- xvii, 237 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Pugh, Cedric D. J.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Dedication * Foreword by Dr Carl R Bartone, Urban Development Division, the World Bank * Preface * Introduction * Sustainable Urban Development: Some Millennial Reflections on Theory and Application * Sustainable Legal Mechanisms for the Protection of the Urban Environment * Environmental Health or Ecological Sustainability? Reconciling the Brown and Green Agendas in Urban Development * Inequalities in Urban Environments, Health and Power: Reflections on Theory and Practice * Health, Governance and the Environment * Sustainability in Squatter Settlements * The Localization of Agenda 21 and the Sustainable Cities Programme * Economic and Environmental Sustainability in Shanghai * A Millennial Perspective and Conclusions * Index.
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- 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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- Publisher's Summary
- 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853836244 20160528
- This text addresses the difficulties of balancing the imperatives of sustainability with the pressing challenges facing some of the world's most underdeveloped areas. Various perspectives are brought to bear on issues from economics and theories of health through to the 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; and 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. The text is intended as a guidebook for those responsible for re-shaping cities in the 21st century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853836190 20160528
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