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Description - The Challenge of Sustainable Cities by Rod Burgess

This volume by urban planners and architects assesses the current state of play between urban theory, policy and architectural and planning practice in developing countries. It explains and criticises what is happening in cities in an era now dominated by neoliberal development policy, compares and contrasts the various policy and planning approaches, and explores how they are changing the role of architects, planners and other professionals. The contributors focus on the principal issues that exist in urban environmental strategy, the spatial restructuring of cities, and the attempts to foster more participation in urban programmes and management. The originality of thought, the diversity of case material and the specific policy focus make this book an important contribution to the formulation of future urban strategies in the South.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781856494809
ISBN-10: 1856494802
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rod Burgess

Rod Burgess teaches urban planning at Oxford Brookes University, and is a Visiting Research Professor at Delft University of Technology, where Marisa Carmona is also based. Theo Kolstee works for the Netherlands Ministry of Development Cooperation. The contributors are eminent urban planners, architects and academics, mostly from Africa, Asia and Latin America. They include Professor John Turner of the Habitat International Coalition.