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The citizens at risk: from urban sanitation to sustainable cities

  • Publisher(s): Earthscan
  • Reference code: DRR10362
  • Publication date: 2000
  • ISBN/ISSN: 1853835617
  • Author(s): McGranahan, Gordon; Jacobi, Pedro; Songsor, Jacob; Surjadi, Charles; Kjellen, Marianne
  • Target audience: DRR experts/ practitioners
  • Number of pages: 200 p.

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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  • Themes:Urban Risk & Planning

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/645

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