Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

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Uganda is at the centre of current debate on urban refugees. The country’s Refugees Act 2006, which establishes refugees’ rights to live, work and own land in urban areas, has been hailed as exemplary and a global model for humanitarian responses.

In a globalized world that is increasingly urban, cities are viewed as being more able to respond to local needs and wants, and better positioned to find local solutions and develop more sustainable futures (page 8). It is within this context that the directly elected mayoral model is promoted.

Writing a history of smell is a novel means of exploring changing notions of urban environmental justice and public health. One potent example from Smell Detectives is the common belief in 19th-century America that foul smells were signs of miasma, or a bad air that caused disease.

Around 1 billion people live in informal settlements across the global South. This demonstrates a need to rethink how urban development is structured, in order to create an investment environment that delivers more inclusive and prosperous cities.

After natural disasters, governments often relocate vulnerable urban communities in the name of humanitarian relief. But urban communities rarely welcome such relocation, since it frequently exacerbates their daily challenges or creates new risks.

Using data generated from 29 focus groups with 186 closed-file and rejected asylum seekers residing in Cairo, as well as interviews with community leaders and service providers, this report explores their livelihood experiences by focusing on their socio-economic conditions and protection challen

Cities around the world vary in form, which greatly affects their performance in economic, social, and environmental terms. In most developed nations, compact urban form is being promoted and density and accessibility are seen to generate urban externalities that align with sustainability goals.

As we face pressing and difficult challenges generated from environmental changes, Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law examines the ability of environmental law in the 21st century to manage transnational risks, and its compatibility with major environmental management str

“Almost 3 billion people are deprived of at least one basic human need: lack of access to food, drinking water, shelter, basic health services” and “some 19,000 children will die today of easily preventable causes” (page 2).

While environmental damage has in the past been accepted as an unfortunate but necessary victim of capitalism and urbanization, in Regreening the Built Environment Michael A Richards advocates a paradigm shift.