Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Book notes

This book makes the case for incorporating green infrastructure into existing and new cities and city districts through the presentation of successful city initiatives, with many colour photos to show what has been done.

This is a large format and very visual atlas that charts the diversity of the world’s cities over time, focusing on different types of cities produced by processes of urbanization.

This is perhaps a surprising publication for an environment and urban-focused journal to give attention to – since its 538 pages give almost no attention to environmental issues and little to urban issues.

Structured in three parts, this book provides a detailed discussion of the historical developments toward humane urbanism in American cities.

This is probably the most detailed and up-to-date summary of the quality and extent of provision of basic services in each region of the world. The main body of the work is seven regional chapters.

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).