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The Challenge of Environmental Management in Urban Areas

1st Edition

By Adrian Atkinson, Julio D. Dávila, Michael Mattingly


298 pages

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First published in 1999, this volume features contributors specialising in urban planning and examines the challenges of environmental planning in urban areas, focusing on policy, management, organisation and policy. A collection of ground-breaking and thought-provoking papers, they are written by some of the most distinguished, internationally known names in the field of urban sustainability. The authors go beyond debates about approach and policy options to look at what is taking place. The experience of urban environmental management is presented from several countries in Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia. They examine over twenty case studies in contributing to existing knowledge of environmental management practice in urban areas, emphasising the issue in both Northern and Southern countries in relation to growing awareness in the North and rapid city growth in the South. While containing critical analyses, the emphasis is placed on achievements and promising developments of vital importance to local administrators, policy-makers, town planners, academics, environmentalists and students alike.


’With its many case studies and its emphasis on policy, politics and management, this is a most useful addition to the literature on urban environmental problems.’ David Satterthwaite, International Institute for Environment and Development ’…local government personnel concerned with the urban environment will find the book very useful.’ Aslib Book Guide ’A well-edited book - with fine introductions to the sections and cross references that make sense - adds something to our knowledge of how environmental management is being approached and practiced in urban areas at this time.’ Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 'What is very attractive about this book is the diversity of its contributors…the studies presented in this book are indicative of the advances and shortcomings of urban environmental management.' International Journal of Environment and Pollution

Table of Contents

1. The Challenge of Environmental Management in Urban Areas: An Introduction. Adrian Atkinson and Julio D. Dávila. Part 1. Policy. 2. Policy and Politis in Urban Environmental Management. Edésio Fernandes. 3. Creating Metropolitan Environmental Strategies. Kalyan Biswas. 4. Issues of Inequality in Managing Water Supply in Asian Cities. P. B. Anand. 5. Environmental Management in the Cape Metropolitan Area. Amanda Younge. 6. The National Urban Parks Programme in Santiago, Chile. Sergio F. León Balza. 7. The Governnace of Waste Management in African Cities. J. M. Lusugga Kironde. 8. What’s Health Got to Do with It? Using Environmental Health to Guide Priority-setting Towards Equitable Environmental Management in Cities. Carolyn Stephens. Part 2. Management. 9. Management of the Urban Environment. Michael Mattingly. 10. Air Pollution in São Paulo: The challenge for Environmental Co-responsibility and Innovative Crisis Management. Pedro Jacobi and Nelson Gouveia. 11. Sustainable Urban Development and the Urban Poor in Rio de Janeiro. David J. Edelman, Paul Procee and Claudio Acioly Jr. 12. Solid Waste Management in Copenhagen. Jeff Cooper. 13. The Social ‘Nature’ of Floods in Buenos Aires: Rainfall Increase or Higher Vulnerability? Osvaldo Girardin and Gabriela Greco. 14. Solid Waste Management in Colombo. V.U. Ratnayake. 15. The Working Group Approach to Environmental Management under the Accra Sustainable Programme. Ben K. Doe and Doris Tetteh. 16. The Development of a Systematic Approach to Urban Environmental Planning and Management in Thailand. Adrian Atkinson. Part 3. Organisation and Politics. 17. Organisation and Politics in Urban Environmental Management. Julio D. Dávila and Adrian Atkinson. 18. Beyond the Myths of the New Environmental Localism. Simon Marvin and Simon Guy. 19. Local-International Partnerships in Metropolitan Environmental Management: Latin American Experiences. Adriana Allen. 20. The Local Agenda 21 Process in the United Kingdom: Lessons for Policy and Practice in Stakeholder Participation. Chris Church. 21. Negotiating the Local-Central Government Relationship: Experience from Flood Hazard Management. John Handmer. 22. Decentralisation, Local Automony and Metropolitan Influence: The Case of Salvador, Brazil. Celina Souza. 23. Controversy over the Preservation of a Metropolitan Area’s Fresh Water Reservoirs: Legal Instruments and the Politics of Environmental Management in Istanbul, Turkey. Ayse Yonder. 24. Research-Management as an Approach to Solving Environmental Conflicts in Metropolitan Areas: A Case Study of the Manizales-Villamaría Conurbation, Colombia. Luz Stella Velásquez and Margarita Pacheco. 25. Community-Based Environmental Management in Urban Tanzania. Alphonce G. Kyessi.

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