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World cities : achieving liveability and vibrancy

Author: Giok Ling Ooi; Belinda K P Yuen
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book focuses on the major challenges that world cities are facing in such key areas such as governance, social inclusiveness, infrastructural development, financial solvency as well as environmental and ecological sustainability. Based on case studies from cities in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific, top academics, professionals and policymakers from the world over presents their views on how to best  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference proceedings
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
World cities.
Singapore : World Scientific Pub. Co. Inc., c2010
(OCoLC)326688169
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giok Ling Ooi; Belinda K P Yuen
ISBN: 9789814280730 9814280739
OCLC Number: 696312565
Notes: "This book documents the presentations and discussions that took place during the Inaugural World Cities Summit held in Singapore, 23-25 June 2008"--P. 1.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 324 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction: world cities --
challenges of liveability, sustainability and vibrancy / Belinda Yuen and Giok Ling Ooi --
Good governance: sustainability and the city / Giok Ling Ooi --
Well-being creates vibrant cities / Thai Ker Liu --
The age of the city: the challenge for creative cities / Peter Hall --
Integrated sustainable waste management / Anne Scheinberg --
Transportation for liveable cities: problems, obstacles and successful solutions / Vukan R. Vuchic --
Biodiversity in sustainable cities / Loke Ming Chou --
Liveable cities / Andrew Tan --
Collaboration between the public and private sectors for urban development / Sock-Yong Phang --
Sustainability in the built environment / Chye Kiang Heng and Ji Zhang --
Sustaining cities with climate change: is there a future for human livelihoods? / Victor R. Savage --
Financing environmental infrastructure / Ursula Schaefer-Preuss --
Achieving inclusive and sustainable growth: the role of cities and urbanisation / Emiel A. Weelin and Michael Lindfield --
Cities and happiness in environmental goods / Euston Quah and Qiyan Ong --
Conclusion: world cities --
towards a liveable, sustainable and vibrant future? / Giok Ling Ooi and Belinda Yuen.
Responsibility: editors, Ooi Giok Ling, Belinda Yeun.

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