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  1. Environmentally Friendly Cities

    Proceedings of Plea 1998, Passive and Low Energy Architecture, 1998, Lisbon, Portugal, June 1998

    By Eduardo Maldonado

    Edited by Simos Yannas

    The 15th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference considered the issues of sustainability and environmental friendliness at the city scale. Some 150 papers address the many and varied questions faced by architects and planners in reducing the impact on the environment of cities and...

    Published December 31st 1997 by Routledge

  2. Local and Global

    The Management of Cities in the Information Age

    By Jordi Borja, Manuel Castells

    This text challenges the belief that cities will eventually disappear as territorial forms of social organization as new information technologies permit the articulation of social processes without regard for distance, arguing that the specific role of cities will become more important, and...

    Published March 31st 1997 by Routledge

  3. Children's Participation

    The Theory and Practice of Involving Young Citizens in Community Development and Environmental Care

    By Roger A. Hart

    People's relationship to nature is the greatest issue facing the world at the turn of the millennium, and all over the world young people have shown enormous enthusiasm for environmental action. Many countries are radically reassessing both the role of citizens in managing their environment and the...

    Published December 31st 1996 by Routledge

  4. Making Cities Work

    The role of local authorities in the urban environment

    Edited by Herbert Girardet

    Cities around the world are facing severe environmental challenges; many have high levels of air and soil pollution, overcrowding, poor sanitation and growing waste disposal problems. This book takes a positive attitude; cities can be made to work sustainably, and many are already doing so. Their...

    Published September 30th 1996 by Routledge

  5. Sustainability the Environment and Urbanisation

    By Cedric Pugh

    The 1992 Rio Summit and subsequent literature and debate has focused on 'green' issues such as biodiversity, climate change and marine pollution. Much less has been written concerning the 'brown' agenda: factors such as poor sanitation and water quality, air pollution and housing problems which are...

    Published May 31st 1996 by Routledge

  6. Smog Alert

    Managing Urban Air Quality

    By Derek Elsom

    The world's cities are choking on pollution from traffic and industry. With the health of over 1.6 billion people under threat, poor urban air quality is fast becoming one of them most pressing environmental problems of our times. Smog Alert examines the causes and scale of urban air pollution,...

    Published May 31st 1996 by Routledge

  7. Making Cities Work

    Role of Local Authorities in the Urban Environment

    By Richard Gilbert, Don Stevenson, Herbert Girardet, Richard Stren

    Series: Energy and Infrastructure Set

    For too long, cities have been thought of as environmental blackspots, with high levels of air and soil pollution, overcrowding, poor sanitation and growing waste disposal problems. This book takes a more positive attitude: cities can be made to work sustainably. Their high population density can...

    Published May 31st 1996 by Routledge

  8. The Environment for Children

    Understanding and Acting on the Environmental Hazards That Threaten Children and Their Parents

    By David Satterthwaite, et al

    Each year, millions of children die of environmental causes and many more suffer serious illness or injury. Children are often the most vulnerable to the condition of their environment -and their health is an index of its quality - but their wellbeing is rarely given priority by governments or aid...

    Published April 30th 1996 by Routledge

  9. Sharing the City

    Community Participation in Urban Management

    By John Abbott

    While the rate of urbanisation in the developing world has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, governments' capacity to support urban growth has, in many cases, failed to keep up with this trend. Non-governmental organisations working in the field have long advocated community management...

    Published January 31st 1996 by Routledge

  10. Urban Health in Developing Countries

    Progress and Prospects

    By Marcel Tanner

    Edited by Trudy Harpham

    The impact of urbanization on the health of citizens in developing countries has received increasing attention recently. This book addresses the problems in an integrated way, looking in detail at both the problems themselves and the action and research necessary to alleviate them. It includes...

    Published May 31st 1995 by Routledge