Megacities: Urban Form, Governance, and Sustainability: 10 by Andre Sorensen,Junichiro Okata,Neyran Turan

By Andre Sorensen,Junichiro Okata,Neyran Turan

For the 1st time in human historical past, greater than part the world’s inhabitants is city. A basic element of this alteration has been the emergence of huge towns, or megacities, that current significant new demanding situations. This publication examines how problems with megacity improvement, city shape, sustainability, and unsustainability are conceived, how governance strategies are stimulated by means of those principles, and the way those methods have in flip motivated results at the floor, from time to time in transformative methods. via 15 in-depth case reviews by means of widespread researchers from worldwide, this e-book examines the main demanding situations dealing with megacities at the present time. The stories are equipped round a shared set of issues and questions on problems with sustainability, land improvement, city governance, and concrete shape. many of the major questions addressed are: What are the main urgent problems with sustainability and concrete shape in every one megacity? How are significant problems with sustainability understood and framed through policymakers? Is city shape thought of an important element of sustainability concerns in public debates and public coverage? who're the major actors framing city sustainability demanding situations and shaping city swap? How is unsustainability, possibility, or catastrophe imagined, and the way are these issues mirrored in coverage ways? What has been completed to date, and what demanding situations stay? The book of this e-book is a step towards answering those and different the most important questions.

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