cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration

Megacities

Urban Form, Governance, and Sustainability

Editors: Sorensen, Andre, Okata, Junichiro (Eds.)

  • This book examines how issues of megacity development, urban form, sustainability, and unsustainability are conceptualized, how governance processes are influenced by these ideas, and how these processes have in turn influenced outcomes on the ground, in some cases in transformative ways.
  • The 15 in-depth case studies are organized around a shared set of concerns and questions about issues of sustainability, land development, urban governance, and urban form.
Show all benefits

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-99267-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-99266-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54082-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

For the first time in human history, more than half the world’s population is urban. A fundamental aspect of this transformation has been the emergence of giant cities, or megacities, that present major new challenges. This book examines how issues of megacity development, urban form, sustainability, and unsustainability are conceived, how governance processes are influenced by these ideas, and how these processes have in turn influenced outcomes on the ground, in some cases in transformative ways. Through 15 in-depth case studies by prominent researchers from around the world, this book examines the major challenges facing megacities today. The studies are organized around a shared set of concerns and questions about issues of sustainability, land development, urban governance, and urban form. Some of the main questions addressed are: What are the most pressing issues of sustainability and urban form in each megacity? How are major issues of sustainability understood and framed by policymakers? Is urban form considered a significant component of sustainability issues in public debates and public policy? Who are the key actors framing urban sustainability challenges and shaping urban change? How is unsustainability, risk, or disaster imagined, and how are those concerns reflected in policy approaches? What has been achieved so far, and what challenges remain? The publication of this book is a step toward answering these and other crucial questions.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Megacities, Urban Form, and Sustainability

    Sorensen, André (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Tokyo’s Urban Growth, Urban Form and Sustainability

    Okata, Junichiro (et al.)

    Pages 15-41

  • In Search of Sustainable Urban Form for Seoul

    Kim, Kwang-Joong (et al.)

    Pages 43-65

  • Sustainable Development, Urban Form, and Megacity Governance and Planning in Tehran

    Madanipour, Ali

    Pages 67-91

  • Re-Forming the Megacity: Calcutta and the Rural–Urban Interface

    Roy, Ananya

    Pages 93-109

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-99267-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-99266-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54082-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Megacities
Book Subtitle
Urban Form, Governance, and Sustainability
Editors
  • Andre Sorensen
  • Junichiro Okata
Series Title
cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Authors
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-99267-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-99267-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-99266-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54082-3
Series ISSN
1865-8504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 418
Topics