Balanced Urban Development: Options and Strategies for Liveable Cities

by Basant Maheshwari, Vijay Singh, Bhadranie Thoradeniya

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Book Description

This book provides a unique synthesis of concepts and tools to examine natural resource, socio-economic, legal, policy and institutional issues that are important for managing urban growth into the future. The book will particularly help the reader to understand the current issues and challenges and develop strategies and practices to cope with future pressures of urbanisation and peri-urban land, water and energy use challenges. In particular, the book will help the reader to discover underlying principles for the planning of future cities and peri-urban regions in relation to: (i) Balanced urban development policies and institutions for future cities; (ii) Understanding the effects of land use change, population increase, and water demand on the liveability of cities; (iii) Long-term planning needs and transdisciplinary approaches to ensure the secured future for generations ahead; and (iv) Strategies to adapt the cities and land, water and energy uses for viable and liveable cities.

There are growing concerns about water, food security and sustainability with increased urbanisation worldwide. For cities to be liveable and sustainable into the future there is a need to maintain the natural resource base and the ecosystem services in the peri-urban areas surrounding cities. This need is increasing under the looming spectre of global warming and climate change.

This book will be of interest to policy makers, urban planners, researchers, post-graduate students in urban planning, environmental and water resources management, and managers in municipal councils.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC). You can download Balanced Urban Development: Options and Strategies for Liveable Cities ebook for free in PDF format (22.1 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2016
Pages
592
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319281100
ISBN10
3319281100
ISBN13 Digital
9783319281124
ISBN10 Digital
3319281127
PDF Size
22.1 MB
License
CC BY-NC

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