1300 36 33 32

Local 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.

Buy Citizens at Risk book by Gordon McGranahan from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781853835612
ISBN-10: 1853835617
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Citizens at Risk book by Gordon McGranahan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


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.

Books By Author Gordon McGranahan

Urban Growth in Emerging Economies by Gordon McGranahan

Urban Growth in Emerging Economies

Hardback, April 2014
$190.80
New Global Frontier by Gordon McGranahan

The New Global Frontier

Paperback, August 2008
$62.09
Scaling Urban Environmental Challenges by Gordon McGranahan

Scaling Urban Environmental Challenges

Paperback, December 2006
$68.39