Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Book notes

Winners of a UK sustainable development award scheme describe their hands-on approaches to sustainable development in diverse fields such as travel and transport, buildings, food and entrepreneurship.

This edited volume by authors from multiple disciplines promotes the nexus approach as a policy-relevant means of environmental management by focusing on integrated management of water, soil and waste resources.

This book highlights not only the challenges of integrating a fuzzy and highly contested concept like sustainable development into higher education, but also the many creative and innovative entry points that students, researchers and university staff find to collaboratively address it.

This is an unusual book for the development field: part memoir, part manual on participatory research, and part overview of development studies.

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.

Metropolitan areas in the United States are able to generate innovations and be engines of economic prosperity and social transformation.

As the process of urbanization across Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Central Asia unfolds, violence and the fear of violence are gaining currency as one of the major threats of urban life and quality of life.

This book is a detailed account of how an affordable, low-impact cohousing scheme was conceived, negotiated, designed, financed and built in Leeds (in the UK).

Managing Systems of Secondary Cities is a path-breaking and original report on the relevant role secondary cities – particularly those in low- and middle-income countries – have and will have as the world completes its urban transition.

In this edited volume, Dominique Lorrain invites authors to explore infrastructure-related challenges of governing Shanghai, Mumbai, Cape Town and Santiago de Chile through looking at the profound changes that have occurred in their institutional structures since the late 20th century.