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The Urban Book Series

Making Cities Resilient

Editors: Sharma, Vishwa Raj, Chandrakanta (Eds.)

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  • Presents insights into the various issues related to the urban environment and micro climate change
  • Highlights innovative geospatial techniques like urban zonation, urban heat island mapping and vulnerability analysis
  • Presents step-by-step insight into the issues related to resilient cities
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94932-1
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About this book

As the world has transformed, so have cities. Today, cities are home to 54 percent of the world’s population, and by the middle of this century that figure will likely rise to 66 percent. According to the United Nations (UN) Habitat I (1972), Habitat II (1996) and Habitat III (2016) summits, cities are facing many serious challenges, including growing inequality, security concerns and the worsening impacts of climate change. Uncontrolled urbanization has led to many problems (haphazard growth of areas, emergence of slums, inadequate water and power supply, poor sanitation, shortage of transport and other civic amenities, shrinking green spaces, pollution, crime, and urban disaster risks such as fire, flood, road and industrial accidents, etc.). 
Worldwide, communities at the international, national and local level are continuously working to improve human habitats. In order to make our planet more sustainable, the UN has moved from the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Among the latter, the aim of SDG 11 is to “…make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.”  In light of these challenges, various terms have emerged to help understand urban issues. Visualizing the problem, the United Nations program “Making Cities Resilient” is focused on mitigating the disaster risk in urban areas. 
This book analyzes terms such as: sustainable, resilient, livable, inclusive, smart and world class city, which have emerged in the process of combating urban challenges in today’s world. The book addresses emerging concepts for cities, challenges and potentials, urban environments, health and planning/policies. Covering 14 large cities in India, as well as case studies from Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Poland and Sweden, it provides a regional dimension to and micro-level perspective on urban issues. 

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94932-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • Unpublished eBooks cannot be pre-ordered in advance.
  • Due: April 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94931-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Cities Resilient
Editors
  • Vishwa Raj Sharma
  • Chandrakanta
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94932-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94932-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94931-4
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 345
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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