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Megacities : urban form, governance, and sustainability

Author: André Sorensen; J Okata
Publisher: Tokyo : Springer, ©2011.
Series: CSUR-UT series, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population is urban. A fundamental aspect of this transformation has been the emergence of giant cities, or megacities, that present major new challenges. This book examines how issues of megacity development, urban form, sustainability, and unsustainability are conceived, how governance processes are influenced by these ideas, and how these processes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Megacities.
Tokyo : Springer, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: André Sorensen; J Okata
ISBN: 9784431992677 4431992677
OCLC Number: 695386946
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 418 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Contents: Megacities; Preface; Contents; List of Contributors; 1. : Introduction: Megacities, Urban Form, and Sustainability; 1.1 A World of Giant Cities; 1.2 Sustainable Megacities?; References; Part I: Asia; 2. : Tokyo's Urban Growth, Urban Form and Sustainability; 3. : In Search of Sustainable Urban Form for Seoul; 4. : Sustainable Development, Urban Form, and Megacity Governance and Planning in Tehran; 5. : Re-Forming the Megacity: Calcutta and the Rural–Urban Interface*; 6. : Landscapes of Water in Delhi: Negotiating Global Norms and Local Cultures. 7. : Bangkok's Urban Evolution: Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Sustainability8. : Urban Dualism in the Jakarta Metropolitan Area; Part II: Europe and North America; 9. : Strategic Planning for London: Integrating City Design and Urban Transportation; 10. : Towards an Ecological Urbanism for Istanbul; 11. : Toronto Megacity: Growth, Planning Institutions, Sustainability; 12. : Los Angeles: Urban Development in the Postsuburban Megacity; Part III: Latin America; 13. : Mexico City: Power, Equity, and Sustainable Development; 14. : Bogotá's Recovery Process. 15. : Socially Sustainable Urban Development: The Case of São Paulo16. : Sustainability and Urban Form: The Metropolitan Region of Buenos Aires*; Part IV: Conclusion; 17. : Megacity Sustainability: Urban Form, Development, and Governance.
Series Title: CSUR-UT series, v. 10.
Responsibility: A. Sorensen, J. Okata (eds.).

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As urbanization accelerates, the issues of development, urban planning, and sustainability become ever more intractable. Using more than a dozen detailed case studies, this book examines these issues  Read more...

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