Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal
Current issue: Conflict and violence in 21st century cities

Current issue: Conflict and violence in 21st century cities

The current issue points to a paradigm shift in the overall approach on how to manage violence in cities, as violence in cities across Africa, Asia and Latin America is here to stay and can no longer be seen as a problem which can be challenged and overcome through development programmes.

This issue also reflects on aspects which have gained importance in the last decade, including the dramatic increase in conflict in urban areas with many cities now being primary sites for warfare.

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Book notes

Addressed mainly to staff directly working with low-income communities, such as health workers and community volunteers, this guide compiles examples of low-cost technologies to improve accessibility to water and sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa. It says that it is for rural areas but many of the examples are valuable for illustrating improvements that may be relevant in urban contexts too.

Metropolitan areas in the United States are able to generate innovations and be engines of economic prosperity and social transformation. How metropolitan revolutions have been happening in recent decades, what the key ingredients for positive large-scale changes are and what opportunities they offer for the United States to revive its national economy, international trade, and civic society are the central topics of this book.

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