From Understanding to Action: Sustainable Urban Development in Medium-Sized Cities in Africa and Latin America by Marco KeinerFrom Understanding to Action: Sustainable Urban Development in Medium-Sized Cities in Africa and Latin America by Marco Keiner

From Understanding to Action: Sustainable Urban Development in Medium-Sized Cities in Africa and…

EditorMarco Keiner, Christopher Zegras, Willy A. Schmid

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This book provides a framework for the design, implementation, and measurement of sustainable urban development in developing countries. It presents the findings of an AGS-sponsored project. Based on case studies in Johannesburg, Gabarone, and Santiago de Chile, the book identifies challenges and potentials for sustainable urban development and suggests alternative ways that governments, city-regions, communities, and planners can respond to these challenges. The introductory part highlights the problem of global urbanization, focusing on cities of sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. The design part includes a context/needs analysis followed by recommendations of broad frameworks for sustainable urban development. The implementation part looks at the institutional and policy framework and strategies necessary for sustainable urban development, while the measurement part deals with the required mechanisms and tools for evaluating sustainable urban development policy and strategies as well as the review of outcomes/impacts (indicators).This publication is of special interest for university researchers and students, international experts, and organizations for sustainable urban development in developing countries, but also practitioners from planning authorities worldwide.

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Title:From Understanding to Action: Sustainable Urban Development in Medium-Sized Cities in Africa and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:243 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0 inPublished:October 22, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:904816737X

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Urban Development In Southern Africa And Latin America: The scope of the project "Designing, Implementing and Measuring Sustainable Urban Development" (DIMSUD); Marco Keiner, Diego Salmerón, Willy A. Schmid, Iván Poduje.- Framework For Research On Sustainable Urban Development: The Innovative Collaboration and Research Methodology of the DIMSUD Project; Diego Salmerón, Marco Keiner, Willy A. Schmid.- The Case Study Cities: Santiago de Chile, Johannesburg, Gaborone; Branko I. Cavric, Aloyse C. Mosha, Marco Keiner.- Challenges For Sustainable Urban Development; Daniel K. Irurah, Björn Malbert, Pål Castell, Jaan-Henrik Kain, Branko I. Cavric, Aloyse C. Mosha.- Opportunities And Strategies For Sustainable Urban Development; Daniel K. Irurah, Björn Malbert, Aly Karam, Pål Castell, Marco Keiner, Branko I. Cavric.- Indicators For Sustainable Urban Development; P. Christopher Zegras, Iván Poduje, Whitney Foutz, Eran Ben-Joseph, Oscar Figueroa.- Toward Sustainable Urban Management In Developing Countries: A Synthesis of the DIMSUD Project Findings and Further General Recommendations; Marco Keiner, Diego Salmerón, Willy A. Schmid, Iván Poduje.- About the Authors.- Index