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From Understanding to Action

Sustainable Urban Development in Medium-Sized Cities in Africa and Latin America

Editors: Keiner, M., Zegras, C., Schmid, W.A., Salmerón, D. (Eds.)

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Hans van Ginkel Rector, United Nations University The challenges of the world's future are linked to the growing share of the global population that will reside in urban areas. UN projections indicate that by 2030 the world's urban population share will rise to 60 percent. Of the two billion added to the global population, 99 percent will be added to the urban areas of the world. Of this number, 95 percent will be in countries of the developing world. As most people will live in urban areas we had better work to build and organize them as both attractive and less resource consuming places. That is, to promote sustainable urban development is to promote the creation of dense human settlements that are livable and have reduced their impacts on larger scale ecosystems. While much attention has been focused on the "mega-cities," those with a population of over 10 million, the amount of people living in these places will remain almost constant while the smaller and medium size cities will be the great absorbers of the world's urban population. Indeed, it is predicted that while the absolute number of people that will live in urban centers of 10 million or more will increase from approximately 263 to 375 million between 2000 and 20 IS, their share of the total urban population will only increase from 9. 2 percent to 9. 8 percent, a 6. 34 percent increase.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Urban Development in Southern Africa and Latin America

    Keiner, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Framework for Research on Sustainable Urban Development

    Salmerón, Diego (et al.)

    Pages 25-39

  • The Case Study Cities

    Cavric, Branko I. (et al.)

    Pages 41-73

  • Challenges for Sustainable Urban Development

    Irurah, Daniel K. (et al.)

    Pages 75-114

  • Opportunities and Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development

    Irurah, Daniel K. (et al.)

    Pages 115-156

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Understanding to Action
Book Subtitle
Sustainable Urban Development in Medium-Sized Cities in Africa and Latin America
Editors
  • Marco Keiner
  • Christopher Zegras
  • Willy A. Schmid
  • Diego Salmerón
Series Title
Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2921-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2921-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2879-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6737-1
Series ISSN
1571-4780
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 224
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