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Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences

Urban Development Challenges, Risks and Resilience in Asian Mega Cities

Editors: Singh, R.B. (Ed.)

  • Offers a wide and multidisciplinary group of case studies from rapidly growing megacities (with a population of more than 5 million) from developed and developing countries of Asia
  • Examines issues related to the problems of Japanese, Indian, and Chinese megacities
  • Provides information on a comprehensive range of environmental threats faced by the inhabitants of megacities
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In this book, an interdisciplinary research group of faculty members, researchers, professionals, and planners contributed to an understanding of the dynamics and dimensions of emerging challenges and risks in megacities in the rapidly changing urban environments in Asia and examined emerging resilience themes from the point of view of sustainability and public policy. The world’s urban population in 2009 was approximately 3.4 billion and Asia’s urban population was about 1.72 billion. Between 2010 and 2020, 411 million people will be added to Asian cities (60 % of the growth in the world’s urban population). By 2020, of the world’s urban population of 4.2 billion, approximately 2.2 billion will be in Asia. China and India will contribute 31.3 % of the total world urban population by 2025. Developing Asia’s projected global share of CO2 emissions for energy consumption will increase from 30 % in 2006 to 43 % by 2030. City regions serve as magnets for people, enterprise, and culture, but with urbanisation , the worst form of visible poverty becomes prominent. The Asian region, with a slum population of an estimated 505.5 million people, remains host to over half of the world’s slum population . The book provides information on a comprehensive range of environmental threats faced by the inhabitants of megacities. It also offers a wide and multidisciplinary group of case studies from rapidly growing megacities (with populations of more than 5 million) from developed and developing countries of Asia.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Megacities: The Asian Era

    Swerts, Elfie (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Urbanization Trends of Indian Metropolises: A Case of Delhi with Specific Reference to the Urban Poor

    Kundu, Debolina

    Pages 31-47

  • Is It Sprawling Yet? A Density-Based Exploration of Sprawl in the Urban Agglomeration Region Around the Mega City of Delhi

    Mookherjee, Debnath (et al.)

    Pages 49-60

  • The Changing Urban Landscape and Its Impact on Local Environment in an Indian Megacity: The Case of Delhi

    Sharma, Richa (et al.)

    Pages 61-81

  • Spatial Correlations of Changing Land Use, Surface Temperature (UHI) and NDVI in Delhi Using Landsat Satellite Images

    Singh, R. B. (et al.)

    Pages 83-97

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56211-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Development Challenges, Risks and Resilience in Asian Mega Cities
Editors
  • R.B. Singh
Series Title
Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55043-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55043-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55042-6
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56211-5
Series ISSN
2198-3542
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 488
Number of Illustrations and Tables
66 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
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