Environment & Urbanization

World leading environmental and urban studies journal

Book notes

Climate Change Governance and Adaptation explores the dynamic interactions between governance and climate change. The focus is broadened beyond the state to the various actors – the state, markets, civil society and communities – involved in responses to climate change through eight Sout

With its discussion of Armington elasticities and Poisson distributions, this book is primarily targeted at economists studying high-income countries (particularly in Scandinavia and East Asia).

The New Arab Urban tackles the rapid and ambitious urbanization projects underway in certain cities of the Persian Gulf, particularly Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The editors see these cities as challenging conventional models of development trajectories.

This book begins with a funeral. In the Durban settlement of Kennedy Road, Zithulele Dhlomo, a 27-year-old scrap metal collector, died in the two-room shack he inhabited with four other families. A candle set the plastic sheet walls on fire, and Dhlomo burned to death.

Atlas of West African Urban Food Systems is a snapshot of the food systems of Tamale, Ghana and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

This is a sequel of sorts to The High Cost of Free Parking, which was published in 2005. The introduction to Parking and the City is a condensed update of the earlier book, followed by 51 chapters by a range of authors. The chapters mainly draw on examples of American cities.

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age, published by art press Phaidon and funded by a nonprofit branch of Deutsche Bank, is a glossy, heavy, image-rich brick of a book.

The Millennial City explores how urban residents born between 1980 and 1997 are reshaping city life. Its chapters are grouped into sections on economics, housing, mobility, and projections for the future.

Thailand’s cities are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and are already struggling to deal with these impacts. Making urban areas like Bangkok as safe and resilient as possible must be a policy priority for local and national governments.