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.
'This book creates new paths for the understanding of sustainable urban development' International Press-Cutting Bureau '…it provides guidance for moving towards sustainable urban environments and descriptions for the efforts made by several cities in this respect' International Press-Cutting Bureau 'The conclusion highlights the importance of the relationship between the individual and the social in urban development research and policy' Book Shelf 'If academics, policy makers and practitioners are truly to get to grips with the serious problems affecting cities around the world, then books like this need to be written.' International Press-Cutting Bureau. Regeneration and Renewal
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