Human Settlement Development

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Saskia Sassen
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4
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2009
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Human Settlement Development is a component of Encyclopedia of Institutional and Infrastructural Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

The Theme on Human Settlement Development deals, in nine parts and four volumes , with a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Urban Sustainability and the Regional City System in the Asia Pacific; Peri-Urbanization: Zones of Rural - Urban Transition; Urban Sustainability: Theoretical Perspectives on Integrating Economic Development and the Environment; Rural Sustainability; Using Foreign Direct Investment to Improve Urban Environmental Infrastructure and Services- The Case of Hanoi, Vietnam; The Long Road Towards Sustainable Cities: The Dutch case; Urban Dimensions of Sustainable Development; Rural Development: Participation and Diversity for Sustainability; The Cities, the State and the Markets: In Search of Sustainability

These four volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Saskia Sassen is the Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago, and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Her most recent books are Guests and Aliens (New York: New Press 1999) and Globalization and its Discontents (New York: New Press 1998). The Global City is coming out in a new updated edition in 2001. Her edited book Cities and Their Cross-border Networks will appear in 2001 with Routledge. Her books have been translated into ten languages. She is co-director of the Economy Section of the Global Chicago Project and is the chair of the newly formed Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security Committee of the SSRC. She is currently completing a five-year research project “Governance and Accountability in the Global Economy.”

Table of Contents (73 Chapters)
  • 1. Human Settlement Development:The Central Role of Cities in our Environment's Future-Constraints and Possibilities

    Saskia Sassen
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    Volume : 1
  • 2. Urban Sustainability and the Regional City System in the Asia Pacific

    Peter J. Marcotullio
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    Volume : 1
  • 3. Urban Sustainability, Built Heritage, and Globalization in the Cuban Capital

    Joseph L. Scarpaci,Mario Coyula-Cowley
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  • 4. A Rural Migrant Community in Urban Beijing

    Fei Guo
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  • 5. Bangkok: Are Industries Generating a Sustainable City?

    Valérie Chambers
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  • 6. Settlements as Socio-Technological Systems: Study of Singapore as an Urban Eco-system

    Giok-Ling Ooi
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  • 7. Sustainable Human Development in a Medium-sized City: The Example of Freiburg, Germany

    Peter W. Heller
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  • 8. Megalopolitan Development and the Transformation of Rural Japan: Sustainability Implications of Extended Metropolitan Regions in Asia

    André Sorensen
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  • 9. Cities, Competitiveness and Cohesion: Evidence from Central Scotland

    Ivan Turok, Nick Bailey and Iain Docherty
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  • 10. Free-Trade and Changing Patterns of Cityward Migration: The Case of Mexico

    Christof Parnreiter
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  • 11. Supporting Urban Small-Scale Manufacturers: The Case of Emerging Black-Owned Enterprises in Gauteng, South Africa

    Christian M. Rogerson
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  • 12. The City as a Socio-Technological Site: The Case of Exchanges in Financial Centers

    C.H. Betancourth
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  • 13. Peri-Urbanization: Zones of Rural - Urban Transition

    Douglas Webster,Larissa Muller
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  • 14. Planning the Sustainable City: A Political Ecology of Urban Growth in Zanzibar

    Garth Andrew Myers
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  • 15. Poverty Reduction in India : Towards Building Successful Slum-Upgrading Strategies

    Alison J. Barrett,Richard M. Beardmore
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  • 16. Urbanization and Environmental Degradation in Jordan

    David L. Higgitt
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  • 17. Livelihoods, Urbanization and the Rural-Urban Interface in African Growth-based Economies: The Case of Botswana

    Fred W. Krüger
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  • 18. Survival Strategies and Urban Development: The Case of Kiosks in Moshi, Tanzania

    Colman Titus Msoka
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  • 19. Urban Sustainability: Theoretical Perspectives on Integrating Economic Development and the Environment

    David Gibbs
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  • 20. Water and Sustainability in Asian Megalopolises: The Case of Beijing

    James E. Nickum
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  • 21. A Case Study of Mitigating Air Pollution Emissions at Traffic Light Junctions

    Wan Hashim Wan Ibrahim and Nor Azam Ramli
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  • 22. Urbanization and Desertification in European Mediterranean Coastal Areas: A Case Study in North-Western Sardinia (Alghero, Italy)

    Giuseppe Enne, Massimo d’Angelo, Salvatore Madrau and Claudio Zucca
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  • 23. The Environmental Impact of Bombing on Industrial Sites throughout Yugoslavia during the 1999 Conflict

    Macrin Gabriel Desa
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  • 24. Urban Social Vulnerability to Disaster in Greater Los Angeles

    B.G. Wisner
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  • 25. Shanghai: Population Planning and Urban Sustainability

    Yongyuan Yin,Guixin Wang
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  • 26. Urban Sustainable Indicators - A Case Study from Hong Kong

    Stephen Siu Yu LAU
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  • 27. Rural Sustainability

    Christopher Bryant and Denis Granjon,
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  • 28. Traditional Land Use for Sustainable Land Use: The Case of Yunnan Province, China

    Yang Zisheng,Liang Luohui
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  • 29. Regional Rural Development in Punjab Province: an Environment-Based Approach for Guiding Decisions on Industrial Location

    Awais L. Piracha,Hideharu Morishita
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  • 30. Informal Settlements and their Upgrading: Building on the Lessons of Three Decades of Experience

    Emiel A. Wegelin
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  • 31. Rurbanization in the Regional Periphery of Central Mexico

    Delgado-Campos, Javier,Naxhelli Ruiz
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  • 32. Integrated Watershed Management: Basic Concepts and Issues

    Gopal B. Thapa,
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  • 33. Mineral Extraction, Economy and the Urban Environment: the Role of Foreign Direct Investment in Economies in Transition and Developing Countries

    Diana Urge-Vorsatz,Maia An
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  • 34. Sustainable Future Urban Patterns and Socio-Economic Activities of Tropical Wetlands in Southeast Asia

    Ahmad Sanusi Hassan
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  • 35. Using Foreign Direct Investment to Improve Urban Environmental Infrastructure and Services- The Case of Hanoi, Vietnam

    Nguyen Thi Binh Minh
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  • 36. Temporary Migrants in Shanghai, China: Housing Choices and Patterns

    Weiping Wu
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  • 37. Renewable Energy Policy, Planning and Practice in Cities and City Regions

    Peter Droege
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  • 38. Self-Sustainability for the Management of Water Cycles at the Local Level

    Erich Roberto Trevisiol
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  • 39. Indicators of urban sustainability in the United States: a framework for measuring progress

    John Blair
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  • 40. Urban Infrastructure Development and Sustainability in Nigeria

    Vincent I. Ogu
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  • 41. Organizational Puzzle of Household Solid Waste Management in Porto-Novo

    Ir Houinsou Dedehouanou
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  • 42. The Long Road Towards Sustainable Cities : The Dutch case

    Hugo Priemus
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  • 43. Urban Freight Transportation and the Quantifiable consequences of Inefficient Planning on Urban Sustainability

    Danielle Datz,Claudia Maria Ribeiro do Couto Strongylis, Hostilio Xavier Ratton Neto
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  • 44. Transportation and Urban Sustainability

    Lal C. Wadhwa
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  • 45. Infrastructure Investment as "Sustainable Development": A Bangladesh Case Study

    Karen Coelho
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  • 46. Land Transport Policies and Strategies for a Sustainable Transport System

    Maria Choy and Teo Yee Lan
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  • 47. Environmental Sanitation Indicators For Upgraded Slums: The Case of Jardim Floresta Slum (Favela) in the City of São Paulo

    Alex Kenya Abiko,Marco Antonio Placido Almeida
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  • 48. Municipal Solid Waste Management in Third World Cities: Lessons Learned and a Proposal for Improvement

    Martin Medina
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  • 49. Environmental Life Cycle Assessment and Municipal Solid Waste Management

    Eric Williams
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  • 50. Urban Dimensions of Sustainable Development

    Voula Mega
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  • 51. Urban Environmental Problems: Implications of Rapid Urbanization without Adequate Urban Governance in Lesotho

    Tsepiso Mohapi
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  • 52. Mexico City: Individual and Collective Responses to Urban Environmental Deterioration

    Haydea Izazola
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  • 53. Conflict in Participatory Development: Lessons for Empowerment and Sustainability from South Africa

    Michal Lyons
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  • 54. Sustainable Transportation Balances Economic Viability, Environmental Impacts and Social Equity: The Case of Bogotá Columbia

    Eric Amaral Ferreira,Aaron Golub
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  • 55. The Political and Social Agenda in Policy-Making in the Urban Sector: The Case of Egypt (1950s-1990s)

    Mohamed Hamza
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  • 56. Decentralization and Sustainable Human Development: An Analysis of Local and Municipal Councils in Iran

    Pooya Alaedini,Siamak Namazi
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  • 57. Rural Development: Participation and Diversity for Sustainability

    Juha I. Uitto
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  • 58. Investigating the Concepts of Legality and Legitimacy in Sustainable Urban Development: A Case Study of Land Use Planning in Maputo, Mozambique

    Paul Jenkins
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  • 59. Patterns of Economic Affluence and Environmental Degradation in Houston, Texas

    Judith A. Cherni
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  • 60. Coping with Urban Social Vulnerability to Hazards in Tokyo: Current Status of Disaster Mitigation Plans and its Implications

    S. Takahashi
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  • 61. The Degradation of Work in the Global Economy: Low Income Women and The Precarious Labor Market in São Paulo, Brazil

    Jo Beall,Owen Crankshaw,Susan Parnell
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  • 62. Victims, Villains, and Fixers: the Urban Environment and Johannesburg's Poor

    Jo Beall,Owen Crankshaw,Susan Parnell
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  • 63. Urban Segregation and Sustainability in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Sueli Ramos Schiffer
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  • 64. The Five Cities of Buenos Aires: Poverty and Inequality in Urban Argentina

    Michael Cohen,Darío Debowicz
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  • 65. Missing Links: Neighborhood and State Initiatives Against Crime in Cape Town, South Africa

    Sophie Oldfield
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  • 66. The Cities, the State and the Markets: In Search of Sustainability

    M. I. Carmona,Ricardo Toledo Silva.
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  • 67. The Effects of the Transition in Hungary on the Urban Environment

    Walter Hook
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  • 68. The Role of Clientelism in Sustainable Development: Case Study, Kocaeli, Turkey

    Anne Bartlett
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  • 69. Greening London: Sustainability, Politics and the Third Way

    Anne Bartlett
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  • 70. The National-Local Policy Vacuum in Sustainable Land Use Planning: Al Qatif Oasis, Saudi Arabia

    Zarina Patel
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  • 71. Technical Process, Political Realties: Sustainable Development and the South Durban Strategic Environmental Assessment

    Mark Goodwin and Mark Whitehead
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  • 72. Interpreting the Regulatory Geography of Sustainable Development: The Rise of the Sustainable City in the UK

    Mark Goodwin and Mark Whitehead
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  • 73. The Memorandum of Understanding on Child Labor, Export-Oriented Garment Production in Bangladesh and Urban Sustainability

    Ethel Brooks
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