This collection of edited papers forms part of the Compact City Series, creating a companion volume to The Compact City (1996) and Achieving Sustainable Urban Form (2000) and extends the debate to developing countries. This book examines and evaluates the merits and defects of compact city approaches in the context of developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Issues of theory, policy and practice relating to sustainability of urban form are examined by a wide range of international academics and practitioners.
'Over 20 essays, by authors from round the world, present a wide-ranging analysis and debate on an issue that is shown to be of the utmost complexity.' - Architecture Review
'This book and its companion volumes deserve a place on the bookshelves of all who believe that architecture and urbanism have obligatoins beyond the territories of pragmatism or fashion.' - Architecture Review
Introduction. Part One - Compact Cities: Theories, Methods, Models and Instruments. Part Two - Compact Cities: Environmental and Spatial Issues. Part Three - Compact Cities: Economic Development Issues. Part Four - Compact Cities: Social and Cultural Issues. Part Five - Compact Cities: Policymaking and Implementation. Part Six - Conclusions: Compact Cities: Sustainable Urban Forms?