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9781844075607

The New Global Frontier: Urbanization, Poverty and Environment in the 21st Century

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    9781844075607

  • ISBN10:

    1844075605

  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2008-08-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

The world's developing countries will be experiencing massive increases in their urban populations over the 21st century. If managed intelligently and humanely, this growth can pave the way to sustainable development; otherwise, it will favour higher levels of poverty and environmental stress. The outcome depends on decisions being made now.

Table of Contents

List of boxes, figures and tablesp. ix
List of acronyms and abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Urban Transitions
The Demography of the Urban Transition: What We Know and Don't Knowp. 17
Urbanization, Poverty and Inequity: Is Rural-Urban Migration a Poverty Problem, or Part of the Solution?p. 37
Demographic and Urban Transitions in a Global System and Policy Responsesp. 55
Shelter and Urban Poverty
Land and Services for the Urban Poor in Rapidly Urbanizing Countriesp. 77
Informality and Poverty in Latin American Urban Policiesp. 99
Preparing for Urban Expansion: A Proposed Strategy for Intermediate Cities in Ecuadorp. 115
Organizations of the Urban Poor and Equitable Urban Development: Process and Productp. 131
The Social and Sustainable Use of Space
Urban Sustainability and Global Environmental Change: Reflections for an Urban Agendap. 149
Risks of Climate Change for Urban Settlements in Low Elevation Coastal Zonesp. 165
Urbanization and Ecosystems: Current Patterns and Future Implicationsp. 183
Urban Sprawl: A Challenge for Sustainabilityp. 203
The Changing Face of Urban Demography and its Challenges
Notes on Urban-Rural Poverty Projections and the Role of Migrationp. 221
Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Urban Settings: New Vulnerabilities and Opportunitiesp. 235
Young People in an Urban Worldp. 247
Urbanization and Ageing in Developing Countriesp. 259
Confronting Urbanization and the AIDS Epidemic: A Double-Edged Swordp. 271
Providing Information for Social Progress in Urban Areasp. 283
Regional Patterns of Urbanization and Linkages to Development
African Urbanization: Recent Trends and Implicationsp. 301
Socioeconomic Heterogeneity in Urban Indiap. 317
The Urban Transition in China: Trends, Consequences and Policy Implicationsp. 335
Urbanization in Latin America and the Caribbean: Experiences and Lessons Learnedp. 353
Indexp. 369
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