Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

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2016

A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park is co-authored by the head of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (formerly the Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition) and a freelance journalist.

2016

Recoded City: Co-creating Urban Futures is a visionary book, which documents past and current experiences of participatory placemaking in order to demonstrate future possibilities.

2017

Written in collaboration among Li Zhang and Min Zhao (two Chinese academics) and Richard LeGates (a US academic), Understanding China’s Urbanization brings Chinese research and insight to a Western audience and makes valuable connections and comparisons.

2016

Cities, Slums and Gender in the Global South explores the gendered nature of seven broad topics: land/housing, services, health, violence, mobility, productivity, and politics/governance.

2017

In many ways this is a book about relationships – for instance, between Mumbai’s urban poor and local government, between recent migrants and longer-term slum residents, and between property developers and politicians.

2016

This edited collection emerged from the work of the Newcastle Fairness Commission, a civil society group that formulated justice principles to influence the policy of the Newcastle City Council.

2017

Karachi, a city of around 20 million people, is facing a crisis of governance that is reflected in the poor state of service delivery, and in unplanned and unsustainable urbanization.

2017

Twenty years ago the grassroots movement Muungano wa Wanavijiji emerged from Nairobi’s many slums to resist evictions by the Kenyan government. It confronted the nexus of politicians, government administrators and the elite to acquire the lands that the slums occupied.

2017

Small towns are an essential but often-neglected element of rural landscapes and food systems. They perform a number of essential functions, from market nodes to providers of services, goods and non-farm employment to their own population, as well as that of the wider surrounding region.

2017

The transfer of funds by migrants to their home countries (cash remittances) is at an all-time high. By 2017, it is predicted to rise to US$ 500 billion – and there is a growing policy consensus that cash remittances can be mainstreamed into development.

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