The Citizens at Risk
From Urban Sanitation to Sustainable Cities
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Citizens at Risk by Gordon McGranahan
Book DescriptionLocal environments such as cities and neighbourhoods are becoming a focal point for those concerned with environmental justice and sustainability. The Citizens at Risk takes up this emerging agenda and analyses the key issues in a refreshingly simple yet sophisticated style. Taking a comparative look at cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the book examines: the changing nature of urban environmental risks, the rules governing the distribution of such risks and their differential impact, how the risks arise and who is responsible The authors clearly describe the most pressing urban environmental challenges, such as improving health conditions in deprived urban settlements, ensuring sustainable urban development in a globalizing world, and achieving environmental justice along with the greening of development. They argue that current debates on sustainable development fail to come to terms with these challenges, and call for a more politically and ethically explicit approach. For policy makers, students, academics, activists or concerned general readers, this book applies a wealth of empirical analysis and theoretical insight to the interaction of citizens, their cities and their environment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853835612
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gordon McGranahan
New Global Frontier, Paperback (August 2008)
The world's developing countries experience massive increases in their urban populations over the 21st century. This book reviews the demography of the urban transition, stressing the importance of beneficial rural-urban connections and challenging commonly held misconceptions.
Scaling Urban Environmental Challenges, Paperback (December 2006)
'Think globally, act locally' emphasizes the importance of scale in dealing with environmental challenges, but not how to factor it in. This book focuses on the spatial dimensions of urban environmental burdens, showing how important it is to take these into account when pursuing environmental justice and good governance.
Air Pollution and Health in Rapidly Developing Countries, Paperback (March 2003)» View all books by Gordon McGranahan
In developing countries the price of rapid growth is all too often noxious airborne pollution, which annually contributes to a disturbing number of avoidable deaths. This book synthesizes the developments in the field and their relevance for public health in developing countries.
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Author Biography - Gordon McGranahan
Gordon McGranahan is a senior researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development in London. Pedro Jacobi is Associate Professor in the Economics of Education Department at the University of Sao Paulo. Jacob Songsore is Professor of Geography at the University of Ghana-Legon. Charles Surjadi is Professor of Public Health at Atma Jaya University in Indonesia. Marianne Kjellen is a researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute.
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