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Environmental Strategies for Sustainable Developments in Urban Areas

Lessons from Africa and Latin America, 1st Edition

Edited by Edesio Fernandes


212 pages

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First published in 1998, this collaboration responds to the rapid urbanization of African and Latin American countries and features ideas for sustainable urban development in these areas from specialists in environmental engineering, sustainable cities, urban and environmental planning, air pollution, mega cities and environmental law. Scholarship has explored issues of politics and the economy such as (re)democratization and decentralization, economic conditions and privatization policies imposed by international donors, but the impact of the urban setting of these areas remains understudied despite the major environmental changes brought about by these urban contexts. Environmental Strategies seeks to solve this gap. It will be of particular interest for policy makers and urban planners.

Table of Contents

1. Learning from the South. Edesio Fernandes. 2. Global, Regional and Local Perspectives Towards Sustainable Urban and Rural Development. Jonas Rabinovitch. 3. The Role of NGOs and CBOs in a Sustainable Development Strategy for Metropolitan Cape Town, South Africa. Vuyiswa Tindleni. 4. Environmental Problems in Cities in the South: Sharing my Confusions. David Satterthwaite. 5. Urban Environmental Management Strategies and Action Plans in São Paulo and Kumasi. Carl R. Bartone. 6. A New Air Pollution Program for Mexico City. Leonardo Martínez-Flores. 7. Towards Sustainable Mega-Cities in Latin America and Africa. Janice Perlman. 8. The Experience of Regional Environmental Management in Bio Bio, Chile. Bolivar Ruiz-Adaros. 9. Sustainable Cities and Local Governance: Lessons from a Global UN Program. Jochen Eigen. 10. Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Development in the Middle East and North Africa. Christian Arandel. 11. Sustainable Cities: a Contradiction in Terms? Herbert Girardet.

About the Editor

Edesio Fernandes is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies of the University of London. His research interests include urban and environmental planning, policy and legislation in developing countries.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries