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Sustainable Development and the Future of Cities

By Pandurang Muttagi
ISBN: 9781853394522
This book looks at how an increasingly urban world can also be a world where the ideas of sustainable development are put into practice; at concepts, theories and problems of sustainable development - from a developed and a developing world perspective, and considers regional perspectives, from Southeast Asia, North America and Eastern Europe.

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  • Synopsis
    This book looks at how an increasingly urban world can also be a world where the ideas of sustainable development are put into practice. The book looks first at concepts, theories and problems of sustainable development - from a developed and a developing world perspective. It then considers regional perspectives, with contributions from Southeast Asia, North America and Eastern Europe. Finally the book presents local answers to the problems of sustainable urban development, with examples from Iran, Poland, Canada, Finland and elsewhere. This book will be of interest to urban planners, those involved in furthering the Agenda 21 debates, and all those concerned about the future of cities.
  • Table of Contents
    Introduction
    Bernd Hamm and Pandurang K. Muttagi 1
    Part i
    Concepts, Theories, Problems
    Understanding Sustainable Development
    William E. Rees 19
    Sustainable Development—A Third World Perspective
    P.K. Muttagi 43
    Sustainability Problems and Historical Transitions—A
    Description in Terms of Changes in Metabolism and
    Colonization Strategies
    Marina Fischer-Kowalski and Helmut Haberl 57
    The New Politics of Environmental Governance: Sustainable
    Development on the Way to the Next Millennium?
    On-Kwok Lai 77
    Challenges to Sustainability: Risk Perceptions by 'Lay People'
    and Experts
    Nikolai Genov 101
    Property Rights as a Tool for Desirable Development
    Peter Marcuse 121
    The Future of Mega-cities: Planning Implication for a More
    Sustainable Development
    Salah El-Shakhs 133
    Part II
    Regional Perspectives
    The New Politics of Environmental Governance Environmental
    Sustainability and Life in the City: A Challenge for the Design
    Professions
    Charles Middleton 147
    Local Self-Government for Sustainable Development: The
    Philippines
    Alex B. Brillantes 159
    Sustainable Development in Developing Societies: The Case of
    Planning Sustainable Urban Development under
    Post-communist Conditions
    Miroslaw Grochoivski 167
    Sustainable Development or Loss of Cultural Urban Identity?
    Ljubinko Pusic 185
    Part III
    Local Answers
    Sustainable Urban Management: Opportunities and Risks of
    Information Technology
    Ulrike Weiland and Lorenz Hilty 197
    Sustainable Communities: Planning for the 21st Century
    William E. Rees and Mark Roseland 203
    Sustainable Development in Developing Societies: The Case of
    Isfahan Region
    Asghar Zarrabi 223
    Sustainable Development in Urban Design: A Northern Aspect
    Aarne Tarutnaa 231
    Katowice—Economic Structure and Sustainable Development
    Irena Jedrzejczyk Inge Osthoff 261
    The Messages of Folk Architecture
    Jadranka Veselic-Bruvo 271
    Ecological Urban Development: An Experiment in Active
    Learning
    Bernd Hamm 283
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Pandurang Muttagi
    Editor Bernd Hamm
    Number of Pages 304
    Format Paperback / softback