Environment & Urbanization

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Book notes

The Nocturnal City has an interesting premise: studying urbanism from a temporal rather than a spatial standpoint. As it states early on, “A key aim of this book is to put the night front and centre in the research agenda” (page 2).

This book applies an interdisciplinary lens to the study of border spaces, including their relationships with the built and natural environments. The section most relevant to urban areas is the alliterative Part III, on “Corridors: Catalysts and Collaboration in Confined Spaces”.

This guide to Urban Community-Led Total Sanitation (U-CLTS) was developed in collaboration by the Institute for Development Studies, Practical Action and Plan International. It is intended for practitioners and CLTS facilitators in urban areas.

Building the Cycling City is authored by a Canadian couple, who decided to give up their car as a lifestyle experiment.

Adapting urban spaces to a rapidly ageing population is an important task for many countries. It’s particularly urgent in Singapore, where the population aged 65+ is projected to double by 2030, to 25 per cent.

This is a brief but detail-oriented look at the complexity of water and sanitation arrangements in Dhaka’s low-income settlements.

Akin to delving into a good novel, City on the Verge narrates the story of the BeltLine project in Atlanta since its inception in 1999 as a Master’s thesis.

This book critically interrogates the normative and analytical links between the concepts environmental justice and urban resilience. The authors start from a critique of the assumed reciprocal normative relationship between these two concepts.

Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi is no ordinary study of one “type” of violence in Karachi from one particular perspective. Rather, it gives voice to explorations of violence across many facets.

The introduction clearly sets out the purpose of this book: “Drawing upon a wide range of case studies from Europe, North America, Sub-Saharan, Africa, and Asia, the contributions in this volume provide detailed accounts of how the practices of street naming have been instrumental to the resh

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