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Building Sustainable Urban Settlements

Carole Rakodi Sam Romaya
Price: $ 22.5

In this collection of studies environmental, institutional, social and cultural aspects of sustainability are considers in a variety of towns and cities in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America. Many of 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 practice.

Drawing on case studies of individual cities and countries as well as comparative research and analytical procedures, the international group of contributors evaluate government policies and practices and make suggestion for improvements. This book is aimed at students, academics and professionals interested in international experiences of urban environments.

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