The 1992 Rio Summit and subsequent literature and debate has focused on 'green' issues such as biodiversity, climate change and marine pollution. Much less has been written concerning the 'brown' agenda: factors such as poor sanitation and water quality, air pollution and housing problems which are particularly prevalent in Third World cities. Sustainability, the Environment and Urbanisation provides a comprehensive overview of the brown agenda, with case studies and examples from a number of Southern countries. It looks at the broad economic context behind the problems and covers the conceptual issues of sustainability, infrastructure and health programmes, as well as assessing environmental appraisal methods. Clearly written, with contributions from some of the leading experts in the field, the book will appeal to students on environmental and developmental courses, researchers, and all those concerned with the 'healthy cities' movement.
Table of Contents
Progress with sustainability, empowerment and NGOs, David Satterthwaite; the idea of healthy cities and its application, Trudy Harpham; poverty, health and the environment - lessons from international experience, Gordon MacGranahan; sustainability and sustainable cities, Cedric Pugh; sustainability, economics and the circumstances of high- and low-grade cities, Peter Townroe; sustainability and methodologies of environmental assessment of cities, Eric Jowsey and Jonathan Kellet; conclusions, Cedric Pugh.