Sustainable Cities simultaneously tackles two issues of immediate public concern which also find themselves high on the policy agenda: sustainable environmental development and urban development. The themes of the book - the bringing together of the insights of environmental science, the social sciences and management; the combination of problem analysis with practical application; and a critique of urban environmental problems concentrating on air and water pollution - are illustrated throughout with in-depth material and case studies taken from around the world and are approached from a variety of perspectives: economic, ecological and managerial. Each chapter has a concluding section pointing to key concepts, key reading and a range of discussion points.
'The authors make an impressive team, and this volume reflects their considerable experience in integrating environmental science with urban economies and public policy It is written in a textbook style that would be especially useful in an undergraduate environment - each chapter includes boxes, summaries, key themes, and discussion points. The book also contains an excellent and well-researched bibliography Sustainable Cities is an admirable piece of work. Environment and Planning A
Part A: Sustainability and Urban Development. Chapter 1: Urban Development and the Environment. Chapter 2: Urban Growth and the Urban Environment. Chapter 3: Inside the Social City Region. Part B: Introduction to Pollution. Chapter 4: The Urban Climate and Air Pollution. Chapter 5: Fresh Water Resources and Water Pollution. Part C: From Principles to Policies: Addressing Urban Environmental Problems. Chapter 7: Policy Instruments for Improving the Environment. Chapter 8: Towards the Sustainable City
In today’s globalised, knowledge-driven and networked world, regions and cities have assumed heightened significance as the interconnected nodes of economic, social and cultural production, and as sites of new modes of economic governance and policy experimentation. This book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities, and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development.
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