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The Resource Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009, United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009, United Nations Human Settlements Programme

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Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009
Title
Planning sustainable cities
Title remainder
global report on human settlements 2009
Statement of responsibility
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Title variation
Global report on human settlements 2009
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Language
eng
Summary
This publication reviews recent urban planning practices and approaches, discusses constraints and conflicts therein, and identifies innovative approaches that are more responsive to current challenges of urbanization. It notes that traditional approaches to urban planning (particularly in developing countries) have largely failed to promote equitable, efficient and sustainable human settlements and to address twenty-first century challenges, including rapid urbanization, shrinking cities and aging, climate change and related disasters, urban sprawl and unplanned peri-urbanization, as well as urbanization of poverty and informality. It concludes that new approaches to planning can only be meaningful, and have a greater chance of succeeding, if they effectively address all of these challenges, are participatory and inclusive, as well as linked to contextual socio-political processes.--Publisher's description
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT166
LC item number
.P5424 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009, United Nations Human Settlements Programme
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Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009, United Nations Human Settlements Programme
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
pt. 1. Challenges and context. Urban challenges and the need to revisit urban planning -- Understanding the diversity of urban contexts -- pt. 2. Global trends : the urban planning process (procedural). The emergence and spread of contemporary urban planning -- The institutional and regulatory framework for planning -- Planning, participation and politics -- pt. 3. Global trends : the content of urban plans (substantive). Bridging the green and brown agendas -- Planning and informality -- Planning, spatial structure of cities and provision of infrastructure -- pt. 4. Global trends : monitoring evaluation and education. The monitoring and evaluation of urban plans -- Planning education -- pt. 4. Future policy directions. Towards a new role for urban planning -- pt. 5. Statistical annex. Technical notes -- Data tables
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31 cm.
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Extent
xxx, 306 p.
Isbn
9789211321630
Isbn Type
(UN-Habitat hbk.)
Lccn
2009022390
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(OCoLC)320800078

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