This book is an outcome of the conference 'Urban Innovation: Working Solutions to the Problems of Human Settlement' held in 1977. It focuses on urban innovations as working alternatives that reflect an institutional capacity to adapt complex human systems in response to basic environmental change.
1. Urban Innovation: An Introduction Part One: Perspectives on the Innovation Process 2. Framing and Reframing the Problems of Cities 3. Networking and Innovation 4. The lnstitutional Context of Innovation 5. Innovation as a Participative Process Part Two: Directions in Urban Innovation 6. Innovation and Metropolitan Government 7. The Energy Problem and Urban Innovation 8. Appropriate Innovation in Third World Cities