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Global urban growth : a reference handbook

Author: Donald C Williams
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2012.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the rapid expansion of urban areas worldwide, especially within the previous 50 years, identifying the factors that have contributed to this phenomenon and exploring its many consequences. --from publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald C Williams
ISBN: 9781598844412 1598844415 9781598844429 1598844423
OCLC Number: 745980469
Description: xv, 309 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Global urban growth --
Urban growth pressures and sprawl in America --
Background to the current crisis : land resources and public policy in America historic evolution of urban land use in America --
The contemporary phenomenon of urban sprawl : costs and consequences --
Making better use of the land : the debate over controlling urban sprawl --
Containing sprawl through local zoning --
State-wide prescriptions for sprawl --
Preserving rural lands from urban sprawl --
Fighting sprawl by reclaiming central cities --
Improving life in the suburbs --
Recent trends in the debate over sprawl --
The smart growth movement --
The property rights challenge --
Federal smart growth initiatives --
New trends in urban growth --
References --
Urban growth around the world --
Urban growth in the developed world --
Western Europe --
Eastern Europe and Russia --
Future directions for Europe and Russia --
Japan and East Asia --
Canada --
Urban growth in the developing world --
Urbanization in historical perspective --
Cities of the developing world today --
Life in the slums --
Growth and evolution of slums --
Latin America --
Sub-Saharan Africa --
Middle East --
South Asia --
Southeast Asia --
China --
Future directions in the developing world --
What can be done about slums? --
Turning to the international community --
Private sector solutions to slums --
References --
Chronology --
Biographical sketches.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Donald C. Williams.

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