By Andre Sorensen, Junichiro Okata, Neyran Turan
For the 1st time in human background, greater than part the world’s inhabitants is city. A basic element of this variation has been the emergence of huge towns, or megacities, that current significant new demanding situations. This ebook examines how problems with megacity improvement, city shape, sustainability, and unsustainability are conceived, how governance procedures are stimulated via those rules, and the way those tactics have in flip encouraged results at the flooring, in certain cases in transformative methods. via 15 in-depth case experiences through renowned researchers from all over the world, this e-book examines the foremost demanding situations dealing with megacities at the present time. The stories are geared up round a shared set of matters and questions on problems with sustainability, land improvement, city governance, and concrete shape. a few of the major questions addressed are: What are the main urgent problems with sustainability and concrete shape in every one megacity? How are significant problems with sustainability understood and framed by way of policymakers? Is city shape thought of an important section of sustainability concerns in public debates and public coverage? who're the major actors framing city sustainability demanding situations and shaping city switch? How is unsustainability, probability, or catastrophe imagined, and the way are these matters mirrored in coverage techniques? What has been accomplished up to now, and what demanding situations stay? The ebook of this booklet is a step towards answering those and different an important questions.
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