Environment & Urbanization

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Book notes

Transgressive Citizenship and the Struggle for Social Justice kicks off with a crucial period of activism in São Paulo: the Jornadas de Junho (Days of June) in 2013, a year before the costly and contentious World Cup tournament.

Community water supply and wastewater services – water services in short – will face major global challenges in the decades to come. To feed into related discussions, this book showcases lessons from the development of Finnish water services for international readers.

Pakistan is experiencing an unprecedented urban housing crisis.

The Nocturnal City has an interesting premise: studying urbanism from a temporal rather than a spatial standpoint. As it states early on, “A key aim of this book is to put the night front and centre in the research agenda” (page 2).

This book applies an interdisciplinary lens to the study of border spaces, including their relationships with the built and natural environments. The section most relevant to urban areas is the alliterative Part III, on “Corridors: Catalysts and Collaboration in Confined Spaces”.

This guide to Urban Community-Led Total Sanitation (U-CLTS) was developed in collaboration by the Institute for Development Studies, Practical Action and Plan International. It is intended for practitioners and CLTS facilitators in urban areas.

Building the Cycling City is authored by a Canadian couple, who decided to give up their car as a lifestyle experiment.

Adapting urban spaces to a rapidly ageing population is an important task for many countries. It’s particularly urgent in Singapore, where the population aged 65+ is projected to double by 2030, to 25 per cent.

This is a brief but detail-oriented look at the complexity of water and sanitation arrangements in Dhaka’s low-income settlements.

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