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Building Sustainable Urban Settlements

Edited By Sam Romaya,Carole Rakodi
ISBN: 9781853395413
This fascinating book explores environmental, institutional, social and cultural aspects of sustainability in a variety of towns and cities in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America. The contributors focus particularly on meeting the needs of the urban poor.

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  • Synopsis
    This fascinating book explores environmental, institutional, social and cultural aspects of sustainability in a variety of towns and cities in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America. The contributors focus particularly on meeting the needs of the urban poor. The main themes are:urban environmental management with particular reference to economic activities and housing achieving institutional, social and cultural sustainability managing urban development processes to reduce their environmental impacts, to improve the produced built environments and sustain improved practices. Drawing on case studies of individual cities (Lahore, Shanghai, Medellin, Florianópolis, Hofuf, Cairo) and countries (South Africa, Mozzambique, Iran) as well as comparative research and analytical procedures, the international group of contributors evaluate government policies and practices and make suggestions for improvements
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (Contents, Foreword, The Urban Management Series, Acknowledgements, List of figures, List of boxes, List of tables, List of acronyms and abbreviations)
    1. Introduction
    Carole Rakodi, Sam Romaya
    PART I: URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING
    2. Housing and industry in Lahore, Pakistan: good or bad neighbours?
    Rizwan Hameed, Jeremy Raemaekers
    3. Urban growth and development in Shanghai: towards responsive institutional arrangements for environmental planning and management
    David Shaw, Peter J.B. Brown, David W. Massey, Xiangrong Wang
    4. Rational environmental decision-making: some lessons from Thailand’s EIA experience
    Orapim Pimcharoen, David Shaw
    5. The effects of home-based enterprises on the residential environment in developing countries
    Graham Tipple, Justine Coulson, Peter Kellett
    PART II: ACHIEVING INSTITUTIONAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY
    6. Environments of harmony and social conflict: the role of the environment in defusing urban violence in Medellin, Colombia
    Peter Brand
    7. Building sustainable capacity for urban poverty reduction
    Carole Rakodi
    8. The role of civil society in housing policy development: some lessons from Southern Africa
    Paul Jenkins
    9. Community empowerment and social sustainability in Florianópolis, Brazil
    Denise Martins Lopes, Carole Rakodi
    10. When the state cannot cope: community self-management? The case of Rincón Grande de Pavas in San José de Costa Rica, Central America
    Harry Smith
    11. Cultural continuity: comparing the fereej system and modern housing development in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
    Mashary A. Al-Naim
    PART III: SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES
    12. Incremental transformations for sustainable urban settlements
    Sam Romaya
    13. Good practice in core area development: combating poverty through a participatory approach
    Tony Lloyd-Jones, Sarah Carmona
    14. Ambitious aims, persistent problems: an evaluation of low-income urban housing policy in Iran
    M.R. Dallalpour Mohammadi
    15. Developing appropriate housing standards and procedures
    Theo Schilderman, Lucky Lowe
    16. Public–private partnerships in urban land development
    Geoffrey Payne
    17. Conclusion: some building blocks for sustainable urban settlements
    Carole Rakodi
    Back Matter (Notes on authors, Notes, References, Index)
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    Editor Sam Romaya,Carole Rakodi
    Number of Pages 320
    Format Paperback / softback