In this Book

summary

More than half the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, and virtually all of the world’s population growth over the next three decades is expected to be in cities. What impact will this growth have on the environment? What can we do now to pave the way for resource longevity? Sustainability has received considerable attention in recent years, though conceptions of the term remain vague. Using a wide array of cities around the globe as case studies, this timely book explores the varying nature of global urban-environmental stresses and the complexities involved in defining sustainability policies. Working with six core themes, the editor examines the past, present, and future of urban sustainability within local, national, and global contexts.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xviii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Overview
  2. pp. xix-xxvi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Advancing toward Urban Sustainability: The Pursuit of Equity
  2. pp. 1-34
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Urban Environmental Management in Shanghai: A Multiscale Perspective
  2. pp. 35-68
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Urban Expansion and Sustainability Challenge of Cities in China’s West: The Case of Urumqi
  2. pp. 69-100
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Sustainable Manufacturing in Nagoya: Exploring the Dynamics of Japan’s Competitive Advantage
  2. pp. 101-118
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Sufficiency Economy, Sustainable Development, and Agricultural Townsin Thailand: The Case of Nang Rong
  2. pp. 119-148
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Deconcentration in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area: Governance, Markets, and the Quest for Sustainability
  2. pp. 149-176
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Crisis of Consociational Democracy in Beirut: Conflict Transformation and Sustainability through Electoral Reform
  2. pp. 177-198
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Segmentation and Enclavization in Urban Development: The Sustainable City in India
  2. pp. 199-226
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Urban Sustainability and Automobile Dependence in an Australian Context
  2. pp. 227-254
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Urban Sustainability Rhetoric and Neoliberal Realities: Durban - A City in Transition
  2. pp. 255-282
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Residential Marginality, Erasure, and Intractability in Addis Ababa
  2. pp. 283-308
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Water Provision for and by the Peri-urban Poor: Public-Community Partnerships or Citizens Coproduction?
  2. pp. 309-340
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Economic Reorganization, Social Transformation, and Urban Sustainability in Argentina: The Case of Metropolitan Buenos Aires
  2. pp. 341-358
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Urban Renewal, Favelas, and Guanabara Bay: Environmental Justice and Sustainability in Rio de Janeiro
  2. pp. 359-386
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Neoliberal Restructuring, Poverty, and Urban Sustainability in Kingston, Jamaica
  2. pp. 387-406
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Housing and Urban Sustainability: A Los Angeles Case Study
  2. pp. 407-434
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Colors That Shaped a City: The Role of Racial and Class Tensions in Inhibiting Urban Sustainability, the Detroit Context
  2. pp. 435-474
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Role of Ethnicity and Race in Supporting Sustainable Urban Environments
  2. pp. 475-508
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Recent Planning and Development in Toronto: Moving Toward Smart Growth?
  2. pp. 509-530
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Planning for Sustainable Development in Montreal: A Qualified Success
  2. pp. 531-560
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Oil for Food - Energy, Equity, and Evolution of Urban Supermarket Locations: An Edmonton, Alberta, Case Study
  2. pp. 561-590
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Green Sustainable Øresund Region: Or Eco-Branding Copenhagen and Malmö?
  2. pp. 591-610
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Urban Sustainability in the United Kingdom
  2. pp. 611-632
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Sustainable Development in Portugal: An Analysis of Lisbon and Porto
  2. pp. 633-652
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Sustainable Development in Traditional Harbor Communities: The Case of Genoa and Naples
  2. pp. 653-676
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 677-685
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9781609173470
Related ISBN
9781611860559
MARC Record
OCLC
820434042
Pages
714
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.