Megacities: Urban Form, Governance, and Sustainability: 10 by Andre Sorensen,Junichiro Okata,Neyran Turan

By Andre Sorensen,Junichiro Okata,Neyran Turan

For the 1st time in human historical past, greater than part the world’s inhabitants is city. A basic element of this variation has been the emergence of big towns, or megacities, that current significant new demanding situations. This ebook examines how problems with megacity improvement, city shape, sustainability, and unsustainability are conceived, how governance tactics are stimulated through those principles, and the way those tactics have in flip prompted results at the flooring, every now and then in transformative methods. via 15 in-depth case stories through renowned researchers from all over the world, this e-book examines the main demanding situations dealing with megacities this present day. The reviews are geared up round a shared set of issues and questions about problems with sustainability, land improvement, city governance, and concrete shape. many of the major questions addressed are: What are the main urgent problems with sustainability and concrete shape in every one megacity? How are significant problems with sustainability understood and framed by way of policymakers? Is city shape thought of an important component to sustainability matters in public debates and public coverage? who're the most important actors framing city sustainability demanding situations and shaping city switch? How is unsustainability, possibility, or catastrophe imagined, and the way are these issues mirrored in coverage ways? What has been accomplished to this point, and what demanding situations stay? The ebook of this e-book is a step towards answering those and different an important questions.

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