Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Book notes

Child poverty and the violation of children’s rights are increasingly urban phenomena. An estimated billion people live in overcrowded, inadequate housing without basic services or secure tenure.

This issue paper proposes a novel framework to support a transformative recovery in cities of the global South. COVID-19 has created a critical juncture in the development of cities in the global South.

Sleep does not appear much in discussions on development or basic needs; there is no SDG on sleep.

Apart from slum tourism, urban tourism in sub-Saharan Africa is under-discussed.

According to its introduction, Kids at Work “is the first book to look at the participation of child street vendors in the Un

This design-focused book proposes a utopian “City of Refugees” that would actually encompass four cities of refuge on four continents.

Dhaka’s growth over the past 70-odd years has been astonishing. At the time of India’s Partition in 1947, this city in East Pakistan numbered no more than 300,000. On independence in 1971, it had grown to 1.5 million. By the new millennium, the megacity had 16.3 million inhabitants.

Asian Alleyways is a celebration of smaller and more shadowy urban spaces. These are ambiguously situated between private and public space, often associated with illicit acts, and frequently omitted from official maps.

This edited volume approaches the Covid-19 pandemic as both a crisis and an opportunity. Handwashing has become a mainstay of public health advice regarding coronavirus, and thus there has been abundant attention to the accessibility and affordability of water.

Panic City lays out its thesis statement early and explicitly: “The central argument of this book is that heightened anxieties about the perils of everyday urban living have spilled over into an obsession with security, in which an oversaturation of ominous signs of vulnerability has