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Research for Development

Sustainable Urban Development and Globalization

New strategies for new challenges—with a focus on the Global South

Editors: Petrillo, Agostino, Bellaviti, Paola (Eds.)

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  • Describes sustainable solutions to challenges posed by socioeconomic, environmental, and cultural changes associated with globalization
  • Focuses especially on rapid urbanization processes in countries of the Global South
  • Covers strategies in diverse sectors, including housing, education, cultural heritage, and land management in the context of climate change
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This book equips readers with a deeper understanding of the challenges posed by radical socioeconomic, environmental, and cultural changes due to globalization and describes effective, sustainable solutions to these challenges. The focus is especially on the rapid urbanization processes in countries of the Global South, which are giving rise to dramatic new problems of spatial and social inequality and difficult environmental challenges in relation to climate change. Readers will gain skills and knowledge that will help them to develop an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to planning, design, and management of urban settlements and territories in contexts with a high level of social, economic, territorial, and landscape vulnerability. The coverage includes, for example, strategies to promote social inclusion, improve housing quality, ensure adequate education, protect cultural heritage, enhance risk management, and address issues in the food-energy-water nexus. Among the authors are leading experts from the Polytechnic University of Milan, where a multidisciplinary set of studies and research projects in the field have been undertaken in recent years.

About the authors

Paola Bellaviti, BA (Hons, cum laude) (Architecture), PhD (Urban Planning), has had a long career as a researcher on housing and urban policies and participatory approaches to design and planning. She has worked both within academic settings (Politecnico di Milano; Politecnico di Torino; IUAV, Venice) and at other research centers of national relevance. In 2001 she joined the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU) at the Politecnico di Milano, where she coordinates research programs, often international, focused on collaborative-participatory urban planning methods to improve living conditions and well-being in urban areas, especially in more marginalized contexts. In more recent years she has coordinated the activities of the Laboratory for International Cooperation at DAStU, applying approaches and tools for inclusive and sustainable urban development in countries of the Global South. She has also had a significant and continuing career as an Adjunct Professor on various courses and is the author of numerous book chapters and journal articles.

Agostino Petrillo, BA (Hons, cum laude) (Architecture, Philosophy), PhD (Sociology), is Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU), Politecnico di Milano, Italy, where he teaches courses on Urban Sociology, Sociology, and Sociology of the Environment. Dr. Petrillo is a member of the editorial or scientific boards and a reviewer for a number of Italian journals. He is also a scientific board or doctoral college member for various academic and scientific associations. His research work focuses on cities, urban conflicts, globalization, and immigration. Dr. Petrillo has participated in international research projects such as the 2001 Program Interreg IIC on Metropolization and Peripheries (in collaboration with Genoa University) and Tresegy (2009): Transnational Research on second generation youth in Europe. He has authored seven books on subjects in his field

and co-edited a further three. He is also the author of many journal articles and book chapters.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

Table of contents (34 chapters)
  • Development Against Sustainability? Marrakech as a Case Study

    Pages 3-16

    Montedoro, Laura

  • Metropolitan Public Realm Frameworks for Coastal East African Urbanization: The Case of Malindi Waterfront as Socio-Ecological Infrastructure

    Pages 17-31

    Frigerio, Alessandro

  • Mobile Urbanity in Southern Africa. The Socio-Spatial Practices of Informal Cross-Border Traders Between Johannesburg and Maputo

    Pages 33-47

    Piscitelli, Paola

  • Humanizing Urbanism. On Embracing Informality and the Future of Johannesburg

    Pages 49-63

    Mantia, Costanza

  • Urban Planning in Islamabad: From the Modern Movement to the Contemporary Urban Development Between Formal and Informal Settlements

    Pages 65-74

    Beacco, Daniele

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Urban Development and Globalization
Book Subtitle
New strategies for new challenges—with a focus on the Global South
Editors
  • Agostino Petrillo
  • Paola Bellaviti
Series Title
Research for Development
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61988-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61988-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61987-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87208-7
Series ISSN
2198-7300
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 484
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations, 360 illustrations in colour
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