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The Transition to a Predominantly Urban World and its Underpinnings

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ISBN : 1843696703
Pages : 99 pages
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The Companion to Development Studies

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ISBN : 0340889144
Pages : 610 pages
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Download and Read The Companion to Development Studies PDF by Vandana Desai Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2008 with total page 610 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Companion to Development Studies is an essential one-stop reference for anyone with an interest in development studies. Over 100 international experts have been brought together to present a comprehensive overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. Building on the success of the first edition, the second edition of the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes new chapters on a range of topics, including ageing, culture and development, corruption and development and global terrorism. Each chapter summarises current debates and provides guidance for further reading and research. The Companion to Development Studies is indispensable for students of development studies at all levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate and beyond, in departments of development studies, geography, politics, international relations, sociology, social anthropology and economics.


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Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Areas

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ISBN : 184369669X
Pages : 124 pages
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Download and Read Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Areas PDF by David Satterthwaite Full Book and published by IIED. This book was released on 2007 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This paper discusses the possibilities and constraints for adaptation to climate change in urban areas in low- and middle-income nations. These contain a third of the world's population and a large proportion of the people and economic activities most at risk from sea-level rise and from the heatwaves, storms and floods whose frequency and/or intensity climate change is likely to increase. Section I outlines both the potentials for adaptation and the constraints. Section II discusses the scale of urban change. Section III considers direct and indirect impacts of climate change on urban areas and which nations, cities and population groups are particularly at risk. This highlights how prosperous, well-governed cities could generally adapt, but most of the world's urban population lives in cities or smaller urban centres ill-equipped for adaptation. A key part of adaptation concerns infrastructure and buildings - but much of the urban population in Africa, Asia and Latin America lack the infrastructure to adapt. Most international agencies have long refused to support urban programmes, especially those that address these problems. Section IV discusses innovations by urban governments and community organizations and in financial systems that address such problems, including the relevance of recent innovations in disaster-risk reduction for adaptation. It notes how few city and national governments are taking any action on adaptation. Section V discusses how local innovation in adaptation can be encouraged and supported at national scale, and the funding needed to support this. Section VI considers the mechanisms for financing this and the larger ethical challenges that achieving adaptation raises - especially the fact that most climate-change-related urban (and rural) risks are in low-income nations with the least adaptive capacity, including many that have contributed very little to greenhouse-gas emissions.


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Brazil's Early Urban Transition

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ISBN : 1843697769
Pages : 78 pages
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New Urban Worlds

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ISBN : 0745691579
Pages : 192 pages
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Download and Read New Urban Worlds PDF by AbdouMaliq Simone Full Book and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2018-03-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is well known that the world is transitioning to an irrevocable urban future whose epicentre has moved into the cities of Asia and Africa. What is less clear is how this will be managed and deployed as a multi-polar world system is being born. The full implications of this challenge cry out to be understood because city building (and retrofitting) cannot but be an undertaking entangled in profound societal and cultural shifts. In this highly original account, renowned urban sociologists AbdouMaliq Simone and Edgar Pieterse offer a call for action based fundamentally on the detail of people's lives. Urban regions are replete with residents who are compelled to come up with innovative ways to maintain or extend livelihoods, whose makeshift character is rarely institutionalized into a fixed set of practices, locales or organizational forms. This novel analytical approach reveals a more complex relationship between people, the state and other agents than has previously been understood. As the authors argue, we need adequate concepts and practices to grasp the composition and intricacy of these shifting efforts to make visible new political possibilities for action and social justice in cities across Asia and Africa.


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Urban Poor Funds

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ISBN : 1843697092
Pages : 86 pages
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Digital Analysis of Urban Structure and Its Environment Implication

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 9811966419
Pages : 309 pages
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Download and Read Digital Analysis of Urban Structure and Its Environment Implication PDF by Weijun Gao Full Book and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-12-09 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides new information to understand the relationship between urban development and environmental change to the reader. How to create a sustainable and livable urban environment and realize the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN) is one of the biggest challenges in this century, even in the next centuries. The covered subject areas of this book aim at finding a way to push SDGs forward by collecting the related knowledge between urban development and its environmental implication. Specifically, the book focuses on UN SDGs 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), and 13 (climate action). Regarding the SDGs 9, this book assesses urban population mobility, urban ecosystem services, and green infrastructure to address climate change in cities. Regarding the SDGs 11, this book explores the sustainability of urban landscape change associated with urbanization based on a multi-scale perspective. Regarding the SDGs 13, this book explores the issues affecting the development of healthy cities in the context of climate change and possible ways to address them. This book focuses on newer fields related to various forms of urbanization and urban climate. Under different urbanization and development scenarios, the city and built environment are facing new challenges and become a major concern. Better understandings of related physical laws and sustainable technologies are badly needed. This book is a good reference to urban planners, city officials, citizens who are concerned about the city environment, and policymakers, as well as students studying urban structure and environment.


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Water and Sanitation in Urban Malawi

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ISBN : 1843697335
Pages : 87 pages
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Water Service Provision for the Peri-urban Poor in Post-conflict Angola

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ISBN : 1843697548
Pages : 63 pages
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Download and Read Water Service Provision for the Peri-urban Poor in Post-conflict Angola PDF by Allan Cain Full Book and published by IIED. This book was released on 2009 with total page 63 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This paper is an output of the Sida, DANIDA and DFID funded project entitled: Improving urban water and sanitation provision globally, through information and action driven locally. This project was carried out by IIED and five of its partners in Angola, Argentina, Ghana, India and Pakistan. The project aims to document innovative and inspiring examples of locally-driven water and sanitation initiatives in deprived urban areas. The project provides a basis for better understanding of how to identify and build upon local initiatives that are likely to improve water and sanitation services. The project also looks at how local organisations in those countries have managed to: scale up successful projects; work collaboratively; finance water and sanitation schemes; and use information systems such as mapping to drive local action and monitor improvements.


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Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317911938
Pages : 304 pages
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Download and Read Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability PDF by Tim Dixon Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-21 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With a foreword from Paul King, Chief Executive, UK Green Building Council and Chairman, Zero Carbon Hub As concerns over climate change and resource constraints grow, many cities across the world are trying to achieve a low carbon transition. Although new zero carbon buildings are an important part of the story, in existing cities the transformation of the current building stock and urban infrastructure must inevitably form the main focus for transitioning to a low carbon and sustainable future by 2050. Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability brings together interdisciplinary research contributions from leading international experts to focus on key issues such as systems innovation, financing tools, governance, energy, and water management. The chapters consider not only the knowledge and technical tools available, but looks forward to how they can be implemented in real cities by 2050.


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Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1315474883
Pages : 522 pages
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Download and Read Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia PDF by Philip Hirsch Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The environment is one of the defining issues of our times, and it is closely linked to questions and dilemmas surrounding economic development. Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most economically and demographically dynamic regions, and it is also one in which a host of environmental issues raise themselves. The Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia is a collection of 30 chapters dealing with the most significant scholarly debates in this rapidly growing field of study. Structured in four main parts, it gives a comprehensive regional overview of, and insight into, the environment in Southeast Asia. Wide-ranging and balanced, this handbook promotes scholarly understanding of how environmental issues are dealt with from diverse theoretical perspectives. It offers a detailed empirical understanding of the myriad environmental problems and challenges faced in Southeast Asia. This is the first publication of its kind in this field; a helpful companion for a global audience and for scholars of Southeast Asian studies from a variety of disciplines.


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Urban Environments, Wealth and Health

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ISBN : 1843696819
Pages : 53 pages
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Community finance: the news from Africa and Asia

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ISBN : 1843697157
Pages : 80 pages
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Download and Read Community finance: the news from Africa and Asia PDF by Asian Coalition for Housing Rights Full Book and published by IIED. This book was released on with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Food Price Crisis and Urban Food (In) Security

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ISBN : 1843697394
Pages : 39 pages
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Download and Read The Food Price Crisis and Urban Food (In) Security PDF by Marc J. Cohen Full Book and published by IIED. This book was released on 2009 with total page 39 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Institutional and Social Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1136225595
Pages : 442 pages
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Download and Read Institutional and Social Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development PDF by Harald A. Mieg Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-08-22 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Which new institutions do we need in order to trigger local- and global sustainable urban development? Are cities the right starting points for implementing sustainability policies? If so, what are the implications for city management? This book reflects the situation of cities in the context of global change and increasing demands for sustainable development. The book introduces core findings, new methods, and international experience related to sustainability innovations and the social transformation of cities, synthesizing insights from megacity research, sustainability science, and urban planning. Written by a team of more than fifty leading researchers and practitioners from all five continents, it traces general urban transformations and introduces new approaches such as: smart growth strategies; cross-sectoral, transdisciplinary urban transition management; rubanisation; and city syntegration. The book reveals the potential of new, networked agencies of sustainability transformation, and discusses the role of science institutions in the diffusion and implementation of institutional and social innovations. This comprehensive book is of immense value to students, researchers, and professionals working on issues of sustainable development, in environmental programs in human geography, planning and the built environment, sociology and policy studies, institutional economics, and environmental politics.



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Adapting Cities to Climate Change

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Publisher : Earthscan
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ISBN : 1849770360
Pages : 424 pages
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Download and Read Adapting Cities to Climate Change PDF by Jane Bicknell Full Book and published by Earthscan. This book was released on 2012 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together, for the first time, a wide-ranging and detailed body of information identifying and assessing risk, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in urban centres in low- and middle-income countries. Framed by an overview of the main possibilities and constraints for adaptation, the contributors examine the implications of climate change for cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and propose innovative agendas for adaptation. The book should be of interest to policy makers, practitioners and academics who face the challenge of addressing climate change vulnerability and adaptation in urban centres throughout the global South.Published with E&U and International Institute for Environment and Development