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  • Cities Transformedby Mark R. Montgomery; Richard Stren; Barney Cohen; Holly E. Reed

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.00

    Over the next 20 years, most low-income countries will, for the first time, become more urban than rural. Understanding demographic trends in the cities of the developing world is critical to those countries - their societies, economies, and environments. The benefits from urbanization cannot be overlooked, but the speed and sheer scale of this transformation... more...

  • Planning for a Sustainable Environmentby Andrew Blowers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This study explains how, confronting ever-greater environmental pressures, we can plan for and achieve a sustainable environment. The book focuses on urban development, as population and resources and often the most severe environmental problems are concentrated in cities. It looks at the nature of environmental planning and at the main areas where... more...

  • Greening the Built Environmentby Maf Smith; John Whitelegg; Nick J. Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    This work aims to provide a possible specification of the problems involved in greening the built environment and an articulation of the solutions. It begins with a discussion of sustainability as a concept and its applicability to contemporary towns and cities. The following chapters take up particular aspects of the built environment and sustainability... more...

  • Municipalities and Community Participationby Janelle Plummer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    'Among all the literature on participation, this is the first book I know that focuses on municipal authorities. It... also has particular importance both for higher levels of government (at national or provincial/state level) and for international agencies. Firstly, it is a reminder of the importance of well-functioning municipal governments for reducing... more...

  • Strategic Environmental Assessmentby Riki Therivel; Elizabeth Wilson; Donna Heaney; Stewart Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is a new approach to environmental assessment, global in scope, which considers the environmental impacts of policies, plans and programmes. It is already in use in a number of countries and is rapidly being adopted by those involved with environmental management and regulation, including governments, official... more...

  • Children's Participationby Roger A. Hart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    People's relationship to nature is the greatest issue facing the world at the turn of the millennium, and all over the world young people have shown enormous enthusiasm for environmental action. Many countries are radically reassessing both the role of citizens in managing their environment and the rights and responsibilities of children to be involved... more...

  • Local and Globalby Jordi Borja; Manuel Castells

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    This text challenges the belief that cities will eventually disappear as territorial forms of social organization as new information technologies permit the articulation of social processes without regard for distance, arguing that the specific role of cities will become more important, and proposing that a dynamic and creative relationship be built... more...

  • The Practice of Strategic Environmental Assessmentby Riki Therivel; Maria Rosario Paridario

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    The practical application of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) is becoming increasingly common. A growing number of SEAs are being undertaken around the world, and several countries have issued guidance on how these should be carried out. However, few countries as yet have formal SEA regulations, and few completed SEAs have demonstrated all... more...

  • Infrastructure Planning and Financeby Vicki Elmer; Adam Leigland

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 85.00

    Infrastructure Planning and Finance is a non-technical guide to the engineering, planning, and financing of major infrastucture projects in the United States, providing both step-by-step guidance, and a broad overview of the technical, political, and economic challenges of creating lasting infrastructure in the 21st Century. Infrastructure Planning... more...