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Environmental Problems in an Urbanizing World

Environmental Problems in an Urbanizing World Author Jorge E. Hardoy
ISBN-10 9781134200856
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 464
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New edition of Environmental Problems in Third World Cities Cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America contain some of the world's most life- and health-threatening human environments. Environment-related diseases and injuries cause millions of preventable deaths each year. In many squatter settlements, children are 40 to 50 times more likely to die before the age of five than they would be in Europe or North America and most such deaths are environment-related. Many cities also cause serious environmental degradation to their surroundings and increasingly contribute to global warming. This updated and much expanded edition of the classic Environmental Problems in Third World Cities describes environmental problems and their effect on human health, local ecosystems and global cycles. It points to the political causes that underpin many of these problems - including ineffective, unaccountable governments, and aid agencies' reluctance to work with the urban poor. It also highlights innovative solutions such as: * High-quality, low-cost homes and neighbourhoods developed by urban poor groups working with local non-governmental organizations * Local Agenda 21s developed by municipal governments in partnership with community organizations.* In their analysis, the authors show that cities can meet sustainable development goals. There are practical, affordable solutions to their environmental problems, but most of these depend on more competent and accountable city governments and on more support for low-income households and their organizations. The book also outlines the changes needed international aid agencies to support this. PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION 'It's rare to encounter a work as authoritative and accessible as this. It is a mine of useful information from cities in every corner of the Third World, which does not shy away from the immensity of the problems, but says as much about the solutions to them as about the problems themselves' Jonathon Porritt 'Well written and very accessible' The Geographical Journal 'Of value to students, teachers, practitioners, policy makers and aid agencies' Third World Planning Review 'A valuable resource for understanding the underlying problems[this book offers] practical alternatives' Cities International.



Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean Author Kevin Hillstrom
ISBN-10 9781576076903
Release 2004
Pages 266
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Presents an overview of Latin America's and the Caribbean's present status and future outlook for economic, human, and environmental health.



Scaling Urban Environmental Challenges

Scaling Urban Environmental Challenges Author Peter J Marcotullio
ISBN-10 9781136557767
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 256
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Think globally, act locally emphasizes the importance of scale in dealing with environmental challenges, but not how to factor it in. This major new book focuses on the spatial dimensions of urban environmental burdens, showing how important it is to take these into account when pursuing environmental justice and good governance - whether in the context of the sanitary risks of slum living, the pollution of uncontrolled industrialization and motorization, or the enormous ecological footprints of affluent urban lifestyles. Written by leading experts in the fields of urban development and environmental planning, the book reviews the urban environmental shifts that have shaped todays challenges, and examines conditions and problems in the urban centres of low-, middle- and high-income countries. Case studies address such economically diverse cities as Accra, New Delhi, Mexico City and Manchester, while thematic chapters explore issues including water, sanitation and transportation. The book concludes by exploring and analysing different scales of governance. The editors argue that we should not rely solely on local governance to address local burdens like poor sanitation, nor depend only on global governance for global challenges such as greenhouse gas emissions, but that scale is crucial in both understanding the problems and devising successful responses. Published with UNU-IAS and IIED.



Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World Author United Cities and Local Governments
ISBN-10 9781317672838
Release 2014-07-25
Pages 326
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UCLG’s Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World examines the enormous challenge of ensuring the universal provision of basic services in a world that is being shaped by rapid global urbanization, climate change, and economic, social and technological transformation. The world’s urban population is predicted to reach 5 billion people within the next 20-30 years. The report analyses the conditions necessary for local governments to provide these new urban residents with quality basic services. Water, sanitation, waste management, transport and energy are essential, not only for the preservation of human life and dignity, but also in driving economic growth and ensuring social equality. Each chapter examines a world region, drawing on existing research and consultation with local authorities on the ground. The chapters review access levels, legal and institutional frameworks, and the different ways in which basic services are managed and financed, as well as showcasing diverse examples of innovation in the local and multi-level governance of services. It concludes with a set of recommendations for all stakeholders with a view to making the goal of basic services for all a reality. This report contributes to discussions on the Millennium Development Goals and the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. The findings of GOLD III will also be essential to promoting the vision of local governments at the 2016 UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat III).



State of the World 2007

State of the World 2007 Author The Worldwatch Institute
ISBN-10 9781610916325
Release 2015-03-19
Pages 277
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In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in urban areas, marking the first time in history that humans are an urban species. State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future examines changes in the ways cities are managed, built, and lived in that could tip the balance towards a healthier and more peaceful urban future.



Rural urban Transformations

Rural urban Transformations Author
ISBN-10 1843694417
Release 2003
Pages 240
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Environmental Problems in Third World Cities

Environmental Problems in Third World Cities Author Jorge Enrique Hardoy
ISBN-10 1853831468
Release 1992
Pages 302
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Describes and analyses the environmental problems of Third World cities, showing how they affect human health and the local ecology. The authors show how readily available practical solutions are, if the political means can be found.



Community driven development for water and sanitation in urban areas its contribution to meeting the Millennium Development Goal targets

Community driven development for water and sanitation in urban areas  its contribution to meeting the Millennium Development Goal targets Author Gordon MacGranahan
ISBN-10 9781843695585
Release 2005
Pages 34
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Population Reports

Population Reports Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133281969
Release 1981
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Towards a Better Understanding of Urban Change

Towards a Better Understanding of Urban Change Author Jacob Songsore
ISBN-10 IND:30000094679044
Release 2003
Pages 38
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The Future of Water in African Cities

The Future of Water in African Cities Author Michael Jacobsen
ISBN-10 9780821397220
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 224
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Coping with increasing water demand of rapidly-growing cities in Sub-Saharan Africa will require new and innovative planning and management solutions. This book presents Integrated Urban Water Management, an innovative and holistic approach for all components of the urban water cycle to better adapt to current and future urban water challenges.



Reducing poverty and sustaining the environment

Reducing poverty and sustaining the environment Author Stephen Bass
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105120966267
Release 2005-07-01
Pages 318
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Cities have always been the crucible of culture and civilization and the hubs of wealth creation. But today they face enormous challenges. Over half the world's population already lives in cities and the proportion is set to grow rapidly. Compounded by in



Africa and the Middle East

Africa and the Middle East Author Kevin Hillstrom
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056292637
Release 2003-06-23
Pages 245
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A concise yet thorough overview of the environmental issues, problems, and controversies facing the world's largest and most populous continent-Asia.



Growth and development in Africa

Growth and development in Africa Author Diery Seck
ISBN-10 1592216854
Release 2009-07-23
Pages 514
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Proceedings Emerging Issues Along Urban Rural Interfaces Linking Science and Society

Proceedings  Emerging Issues Along Urban Rural Interfaces  Linking Science and Society Author David N. Laband
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D02339295I
Release 2005
Pages 405
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The Physical Geography of South America

The Physical Geography of South America Author Thomas T. Veblen
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173022262934
Release 2007
Pages 361
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The Physical Geography of South America, the eighth volume in the Oxford Regional Environments series, presents an enduring statement on the physical and biogeographic conditions of this remarkable continent and their relationships to human activity. It fills a void in recent environmental literature by assembling a team of specialists from within and beyond South America in order to provide an integrated, cross-disciplinary body of knowledge about this mostly tropical continent, together with its high mountains and temperate southern cone. The authors systematically cover the main components of the South American environment - tectonism, climate, glaciation, natural landscape changes, rivers, vegetation, animals, and soils. The book then presents more specific treatments of regions with special attributes from the tropical forests of the Amazon basin to the Atacama Desert and Patagonian steppe, and from the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific coasts to the high Andes. Additionally, the continents environments are given a human face by evaluating the roles played by people over time, from pre-European and European colonial impacts to the effects of modern agriculture and urbanization, and from interactions with El Ni�o events to prognoses for the future environments of the continent.



LWATI

LWATI Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132147773
Release 2004
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