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Global Urban Growth [electronic resource]: A Reference Handbook

Donald C. Williams
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2012.
Language
English
Series
Contemporary World Issues
ISBN
9781598844412 (alk. paper), 9781598844429 (ebook)
Contents
  • Preface
  • Global urban growth
  • Urban growth pressures and sprawl in America
  • Background to the current crisis : land resources and public policy in America historic evolution of urban land use in America
  • The contemporary phenomenon of urban sprawl : costs and consequences
  • Making better use of the land : the debate over controlling urban sprawl
  • Containing sprawl through local zoning
  • State-wide prescriptions for sprawl
  • Preserving rural lands from urban sprawl
  • Fighting sprawl by reclaiming central cities
  • Improving life in the suburbs
  • Recent trends in the debate over sprawl
  • The smart growth movement
  • The property rights challenge
  • Federal smart growth initiatives
  • New trends in urban growth
  • References
  • Urban growth around the world
  • Urban growth in the developed world
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe and Russia
  • Future directions for Europe and Russia
  • Japan and East Asia
  • Canada
  • Urban growth in the developing world
  • Urbanization in historical perspective
  • Cities of the developing world today
  • Life in the slums
  • Growth and evolution of slums
  • Latin America
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Middle East
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • China
  • Future directions in the developing world
  • What can be done about slums?
  • Turning to the international community
  • Private sector solutions to slums
  • Chronology
  • Biographical sketches.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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