Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Book notes

The purpose of this background paper is to describe recent trends in African urban centres, review potential future trajectories of these, and examine their possible implications for risk accumulation and risk reduction.

This working paper attempts to identify ways to make the town of Noapara, a coastal urban centre in the Jessore district in Bangladesh, resilient to the impacts of climate change, with a specific focus on the water and sanitation sectors.

There is growing awareness in Southeast Asia about the significance of gender norms and roles in climate resilience.

This book aims to understand the politics of slums, particularly how struggles for secure housing and improved living conditions in substandard Southern settlements reveal the power struggles and tensions of urbanization processes.

This publication draws on several years of fieldwork to provide readers with potential lessons from Colombia’s history of conflict and convergence, as well as the continued military and diplomatic efforts.

This book argues extensively that while there is no direct relation between poverty and systematic and organized violence, factors like persistent social exclusion, the opportunity to generate extra-legal income and power, and the absence and failure of government institutions lead to “new viole

Written by a builder and occupant of her own eco-home, Sheffield Professor Jenny Pickerill brings us Eco-Homes – a book that unpicks the complexities of social, geographical, and political issues surrounding eco-homes, and that thus helps us to understand much of the resistance to build

With empirical analysis of Can Tho City, Vietnam, this book attends to the critical question of how socioeconomic transformation processes affect vulnerability related to natural hazards.

This book reports on two projects piloting basic income transfers in Madhya Pradesh, India. In projects funded by UNICEF and coordinated by the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), the 6,000 residents of nine villages received a very modest amount for 1 ½ years: Rs.

In the Public’s Interest examines how evictions of informal settlers allow us to challenge, and therefore better understand, the dynamics of contemporary urbanism.