Cities and Development

Cities and Development

This book provides a critical analysis of the contribution of cities to social, political and economic development and highlights the key challenges facing urban policy makers and planners.

Author: Jo Beall

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415390990

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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This book provides a critical analysis of the contribution of cities to social, political and economic development and highlights the key challenges facing urban policy makers and planners.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cities and Nature

Cities and Nature

Curwell, S., Deakin, M.and Symes, M.(eds) (2005)Sustainable Urban Development Volume 1: The Protocols and Environmental Assessment Methods,London: Routledge. Evans,P. (2002)Livable Cities? UrbanStruggles forLivelihood and Sustainability ...

Author: Lisa Benton-Short

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134252732

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Cities and Nature illustrates how the city is part of the environment, and how it is subject to environmental constraints and opportunities. The city has been treated in geographical writings as only a social phenomena, and at the same time, environmental scientists have tended to ignore the urban. This book reconnects the science and social science through the examination of the urban. It critiques the dominant academic discourse which ignores the environmental base of urban life and living, and discusses the urban natural environment and how this is subjected to social influences. The book is organized around three central themes: urban environment in historical context issues in urban-nature relations realigning urban-nature relations. Ideas such as pollution as a physical environmental fact, often created or impacted by economic, cultural and political changes are discussed, as well as viewing pollution as a social act: consuming patterns of everyday activities - driving, showering, shopping, eating - and how this has an environmental impact. The authors reintroduce a social science perspective in examining urban nature, the city and its physical environment. Cities and Nature clearly illustrates the physical and social elements of the urban environment and shows how these are important to examining the city. It includes further reading and boxed case studies on Bangladesh, Paris, Delhi, Rome, Cubatao, Thailand, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans and Toronto. This book would be an asset to students and researchers in environmental studies, urban studies and planning.
Categories: Science

Climate Change and Development

Climate Change and Development

This text provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary entry level account of the challenges, the responses, and the alternative pathways to tackling development in a changing climate.

Author: Thomas Tanner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415664276

Category: Science

Page: 367

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"This text provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary entry level account of the challenges, the response, and the alternative pathways to tackling development in a changing climate. The first section provides the building blocks for understanding and framing the climate-development nexus. It will include an overview of the science, drivers and impacts of climate change, and present the different disciplinary perspectives. The second section presents and assesses responses to the development challenges posed by a changing climate at different spatial scales. This section will address international, regional, national, sub-national and non-governmental responses to climate change. It will also include an overview of the main instruments and competing approaches for addressing climate change as a development concern, including market-based measures, regulatory instruments, and voluntary agreements. The final section will be forward looking and solutions-oriented. It will set out different critiques of 'development-as-usual' and competing visions of development in a warming and carbon-constrained world. A description of the changing context of development, shaped by the interlocking challenges of poverty, energy, growing natural resource scarcities, deteriorating ecosystems and climate change will help to situate the debate about alternative modes of development. This section lays out the intellectual and scientific underpinnings of the Green Economy, and presents it as an alternative to GDP-centric conceptions of development, one that is consistent with climate change adaptation and mitigation whilst also contributing to social justice and poverty reduction"--
Categories: Science

Handbook of Research on Urban Rural Synergy Development Through Housing Landscape and Tourism

Handbook of Research on Urban Rural Synergy Development Through Housing  Landscape  and Tourism

Demographic Change and Local Development: Shrinkage, Regeneration and Social Dynamics. ... Shrinking cities Volume 1 – International Research. ... Shrinking Cities International Perspectives and Policy Implications. New York: Routledge.

Author: Krsti?-Furundži?, Aleksandra

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522599340

Category: Architecture

Page: 437

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As cities continue to grow with advancing technologies, the spatial and temporal gaps between rural and urban areas are shrinking, thereby requiring the sectors to interact with each other. While the prospect is to develop each area without hampering the newfound synergy between them, there are still many barriers and concerns that hinder this inevitable urban-rural relationship. The Handbook of Research on Urban-Rural Synergy Development Through Housing, Landscape, and Tourism is a pivotal reference source that focuses on the applications and challenges of creating cooperation between urban and rural areas along various fields. While highlighting topics including suburbanization, weekend-residence zones, and homeostasis, this publication is ideally designed for architects, sector managers, region developers, urban planners, urban developers, construction managers, urban studies professionals, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on lessening the urban-rural gap in both global and local contexts.
Categories: Architecture

Sir Peter Hall Pioneer in Regional Planning Transport and Urban Geography

Sir Peter Hall  Pioneer in Regional Planning  Transport and Urban Geography

Castells M. (1996) The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Vol. 1: The Rise of the Network Society. ... EC (1999) ESDP: European Spatial Development Perspective: Towards Balanced and Sustainable Development of the Territory ...

Author: Richard D. Knowles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319280561

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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This book sheds light on Sir Peter Hall’s visions and contributions as recalled by experts. Specialists from the fields of transport and geography testify to Sir Peter Hall’s enormous impact on urban planning, urban geography, and transport geography, and The IGU Commission on Transport and Geography together with the IGU Urban Commission would like to commemorate this. After an Introduction by Richard Knowles and Celine Rozenblat, Peter Taylor presents his high-level contribution "Polymath in City Studies," and Jonathan Reades presents Sir Peter Hall's views on "Location and Innovation." This is followed by "An Innovator of Enhancing Transport and Urban Development Relationships" by Chia-Lin Chen. Kathy Pain explains their common work on "The Mega City Regions," while Michael Batty recalls how they collaborated on "World Cities and Information Cities." Celine Rozenblat and Dan O’Donoghue welcome "The Visionary for World and European cities".
Categories: Political Science

Smart Cities

Smart Cities

Centre for International Development (2000) Readiness for the Networked World: A Guide for Developing Countries, ... Urban Development Volume 1: The Framework, Protocols and Environmental Assessment Methods, Oxford, Routledge.

Author: Mark Deakin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135124144

Category: Architecture

Page: 236

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Smart city development has emerged a major issue over the past 5 years. Since the launch of IBM’s Smart Planet and CISCO’s Smart Cities and Communities programmes, their potential to deliver on global sustainable development targets have captured the public’s attention. However, despite this growing interest in the development of smart cities, little has as yet been published that either sets out the state-of-the-art, or which offers a less than subjective, arm’s length and dispassionate account of their potential contribution. This book brings together cutting edge research and the findings from technical development projects from leading authorities within the field to capture the transition to smart cities. It explores what is understood about smart cities, playing particular attention on the governance, modelling and analysis of the transition that smart cities seek to represent. In paving the way for such a representation, the book begins to account for the social capital of smart communities and begins the task of modelling their embedded intelligence through an analysis of what the "embedded intelligence of smart cities" contributes to the sustainability of urban development. This innovative book offers an interdisciplinary perspective and shall be of interest to researchers, policy analysts and technical experts involved in and responsible for the planning, development and design of smart cities. It will also be of particular value to final year undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in Geography, Architecture and Planning.
Categories: Architecture

Rural Urban Interaction in the Developing World

Rural Urban Interaction in the Developing World

In Jane Guyer (ed.) Feeding African Cities. Manchester University Press, Manchester. 1–54. ... Titus and J. Hinderdink (eds) Town and Hinterland in Developing Countries: Perspectives on Rural–Urban Interaction and Regional Development.

Author: Kenny Lynch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134513987

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Sustaining the rural and urban populations of the developing world has been identified as a key global challenge for the twenty-first century. Rural-Urban Interaction in the Developing World is an introduction to the relationships between rural and urban places in the developing world and shows that not all their aspects are as obvious as migration from country to city. There is now a growing realization that rural-urban relations are far more complex. Using a wealth of student-friendly features including boxed case studies, discussion questions and annotated guides to further reading, this innovative book places rural-urban interactions within a broader context, thus promoting a clearer understanding of the opportunities, as well as the challenges, that rural-urban interactions represent.
Categories: Science

Scenarios and Indicators for Sustainable Development Towards A Critical Assessment of Achievements and Challenges

Scenarios and Indicators for Sustainable Development   Towards A Critical Assessment of Achievements and Challenges

In Transitions to Sustainable Development: New Directions in the Study of Long Term Transformative Change; Grin, J., Rotmans, J., Schot, J., Geels, F.W., Eds.; Routledge: New York, NY, USA, 2010; Volume 1, pp. 11–104.

Author: Joachim H. Spangenberg

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783038976721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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Globalization and telecoupling are enhancing the complexity of the coupled socio-ecological system constituted by the interaction between the global ecosphere and the anthroposphere. As a result, the demand for tools to identify transformative innovations, assess future risks, and support precautionary decisions for sustainability is growing by the day in business and politics. Scenarios are a means of simplification, reducing the real-world complexity to a limited number of essential factors to analyze their interactions and support policy formulation, with indicators as communication and monitoring tools. In particular, in a time of “fake news” and “alternative truths” a critical reflection amongst producers and users of scenarios and indicators is overdue—the capability for critical self-reflection is what distinguishes science from pseudo-science, and is a condition of trust. The authors of this book test established measurement and modeling approaches against new challenges, assess the weaknesses of prevailing innovation theories and the political-ideological embedment of archetypical scenarios, highlight deficits in taking the physical basics into account, and the need to understand global interaction and the stepwise process of energy transitions, point out technical as well as conceptual weaknesses in data collection, harmonization and indicator generation, always with a view to solving problems.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cities in a Globalizing World

Cities in a Globalizing World

IPCC, New York International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, and Hanoi Architectural University, ... World Bank Research Note, 154, pp 1–8 Jackson, A, D Robinson and C Wiggings, with B Baldwin (2000) Falling Behind: The ...

Author: Un-Habitat

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136570025

Category: Architecture

Page: 382

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'The world has entered the urban millennium. Nearly half the world's people are now city dwellers, and the rapid increase in urban population is expected to continue, mainly in developing countries. This historic transition is being further propelled by the powerful forces of globalization. The central challenge for the international community is clear: to make both urbanization and globalization work for all people, instead of leaving billions behind or on the margins. Cities in a Globalizing World: Global Report on Human Settlements is a comprehensive review of conditions in the world's cities and the prospects for making them better, safer places to live in an age of globalization. I hope that it will provide all stakeholders - foremost among them the urban poor themselves - with reliable and timely information with which to set our policies right and get the machinery of urban life moving in a constructive direction.' From the Foreword by Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations. Cities in a Globalizing World presents a comprehensive review of the world's cities and analyses the positive and negative impacts on human settlements of the global trends towards social and economic integration and the rapid changes in information and communication technologies. In this Global Report, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) draws on specially commissioned and contributed background papers from more than 80 leading international specialists. The report focuses on recent trends in human settlements and their implications for poverty, inequity and social polarization. It develops advance knowledge for urban planning and management policies in support and promotion of inclusive cities and good urban governance. This major and influential report is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of human settlements conditions and trends. Written in clear, non-technical language and supported by informative graphics, case studies and extensive statistical data, it should be an essential tool and reference for academics, researchers, planners, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world.
Categories: Architecture

Cities at Risk

Cities at Risk

Disaster resiliency: Interdisciplinary perspectives, in N. Kapucu, C.V. Hawkins, and F.I. Rivera (eds) Disaster Resiliency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 1–14. Kasperson, R.E. and J.X. Kasperson (2005).

Author: Professor Gary Sands

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472441683

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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How do cities prepare for and recover from natural disasters? In this book the authors provide a broad overview of the issues related to the impacts of disasters on cities around the world, from assessing risks to accounting for damages. The comparative approach across different types of disasters in a range of urban locations is useful in identifying opportunities for policy transfer. While there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to hazard mitigation, valuable lessons can be learned from the experiences of others. The chapters emphasize different modes for assessing hazard risk, as well as strategies for increasing the resiliency of vulnerable populations.
Categories: Political Science