Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Book notes

As a celebration of urban scholars and scholarship, the 50 chapters written by practitioners and theorists invite readers to reflect on the diversity of cities while getting to the core of debates related to cities of the Global South.

This PhD thesis presents a large body of knowledge that guides academics and practitioners in the fields of transitions, adaptive co-management and flood risk management regarding approaches to Integrated Flood Risk Management (IFRM).

The author seeks to make sense of contemporary global urbanization.  He argues against a narrow focus on local contexts and characters of cities, which obscures the economic complementarities increasingly connecting cities across the world.

This book offers insights into the life and struggles of those living in Greater Noida ‒ once a rural area close to Delhi and now a rapidly growing satellite town ‒ written from the perspective of a resident journalist.

This paper describes how participatory budgeting was introduced to Yaoundé (Cameroon).

While the economic development of the BRICS (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa) has already been widely discussed, this book examines its specific urban aspects and compares policies and impacts of urbanization and urban growth and different development trajectories among

This book shows the complexity of economic, social and spatial change that is part of Africa’s urbanization. Each of the 14 chapters presents one of the critical academic and policy areas that concern specifically African aspects of urban revolution.

There is an emerging consensus that urbanisation is critically important to international development, but considerable confusion over what urbanisation actually is; whether it is accelerating or slowing; whether it should be encouraged or discouraged; and, more generally, what the responses shou

This paper describes the role of federations and networks of slum/shack dwellers in developing effective responses to their needs through partnerships with local governments. It has a particular interest in the role of Community-Based Engagement and Monitoring in this.

Following  Rio+20 (the UN Conference on Sustainable Development) and the call for climate and disaster risk reduction as priority areas for sustainable development, this book presents a timely re-evaluation of current urban planning strategies.