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The Resource Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009, United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009, United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Label
Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009
Title
Planning sustainable cities
Title remainder
global report on human settlements 2009
Statement of responsibility
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Title variation
Global report on human settlements 2009
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This publication reviews recent urban planning practices and approaches, discusses constraints and conflicts therein, and identifies innovative approaches that are more responsive to current challenges of urbanization. It notes that traditional approaches to urban planning (particularly in developing countries) have largely failed to promote equitable, efficient and sustainable human settlements and to address twenty-first century challenges, including rapid urbanization, shrinking cities and aging, climate change and related disasters, urban sprawl and unplanned peri-urbanization, as well as urbanization of poverty and informality. It concludes that new approaches to planning can only be meaningful, and have a greater chance of succeeding, if they effectively address all of these challenges, are participatory and inclusive, as well as linked to contextual socio-political processes.--Publisher's description
  • "Current urban planning systems are not equipped to deal with the major urban challenges of the 21st century, including effects of climate change, resource depletion and economic instability, plus continued rapid urbanization with its negative consequences such as poverty, slums and urban informality. These planning systems have also, to a large extent, failed to meaningfully involve and accommodate the ways of life of communities and other stakeholders in the planning of urban areas, thus contributing to the problems of spatial marginalization and exclusion. It is clear that urban planning needs to be reconsidered and revitalized for a sustainable urban future." "Planning Sustainable Cities reviews the major challenges currently facing cities and towns all over the world, the emergence and spread of modern urban planning and the effectiveness of current approaches. More importantly, it identifies innovative urban planning approaches and practices that are more responsive to current and future challenges of urbanization."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
307.1/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT166
LC item number
.P5424 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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United Nations Human Settlements Programme
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Sustainable development
Label
Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009, United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"UN HABITAT."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I. CHALLENGES AND CONTEXT: Urban challenges and the need to revisit urban planning -- Understanding the diversity of the urban context -- PART II. GLOBAL TRENDS - THE URBAN PLANNING PROCESS (PROCEDUAL): The emergence and spread of contemporary urban planning -- The institutional and regulatory framework for planning -- Planning, participation and politics -- PART III. GLOBAL TRENDS - THE CONTENT OF URBAN PLANS (SUBSTANTIVE): Bridging the green and brown agendas -- Planning and informality -- Planning, spatial structure of cities and provision of infrastructure -- PART IV. GLOBAL TRENDS - MONITORING, EVALUATION AND EDUCATION: The monitoring and evaluation of urban plans -- Planning education -- PART V. FUTURE POLICY DIRECTIONS: Towards a new role for urban planning -- PART VI. STATISTICAL ANNEX
Control code
320800078
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
xxx, 306 pages
Isbn
9789211321630
Isbn Type
(UN-Habitat hbk.)
Lccn
2009022390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)320800078
Label
Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009, United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Publication
Note
"UN HABITAT."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I. CHALLENGES AND CONTEXT: Urban challenges and the need to revisit urban planning -- Understanding the diversity of the urban context -- PART II. GLOBAL TRENDS - THE URBAN PLANNING PROCESS (PROCEDUAL): The emergence and spread of contemporary urban planning -- The institutional and regulatory framework for planning -- Planning, participation and politics -- PART III. GLOBAL TRENDS - THE CONTENT OF URBAN PLANS (SUBSTANTIVE): Bridging the green and brown agendas -- Planning and informality -- Planning, spatial structure of cities and provision of infrastructure -- PART IV. GLOBAL TRENDS - MONITORING, EVALUATION AND EDUCATION: The monitoring and evaluation of urban plans -- Planning education -- PART V. FUTURE POLICY DIRECTIONS: Towards a new role for urban planning -- PART VI. STATISTICAL ANNEX
Control code
320800078
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
xxx, 306 pages
Isbn
9789211321630
Isbn Type
(UN-Habitat hbk.)
Lccn
2009022390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)320800078

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