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Megacities: Our Global Urban Future (International Year of Planet Earth) (Paperback)

Megacities: Our Global Urban Future (International Year of Planet Earth) By Frauke Kraas (Editor), Surinder Aggarwal (Editor), Martin Coy (Editor) Cover Image
By Frauke Kraas (Editor), Surinder Aggarwal (Editor), Martin Coy (Editor)
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Preface.- Megacities and Global Change.- Megacities and Climate Change: Early Adapters, Mainstream Adapters, and Capacities.- Underground cities.- Water quality and socio-ecological vulnerability regarding urban development in selected case studies of megacity Guangzhou, China.- Rice for the Megacity. Dhaka's food supply between global risks and local vulnerabilities.- Land development strategies in megacities: Guiding land use and land rights in the context of urban sprawl and informality.- The influence of foreign direct investment on land use changes and regional planning in developing- World megacities: a Bangalore case study.- Inner-city development in megacities between degradation and renewal. The case of Sao Paulo case study.- Agile Firm Organisation and Upgrading in the Greater Pearl River Delta.- Linking Global Change, National Development Goals, Urbanization and International Migration in China: The Example of African Migrants in Guangzhou and Foshan.- "Phobopolis" Violence, fear and socio-political fragmentation of the space in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.- Dar es Salaam, megacity of tomorrow - informal urban expansion and the provision of technical infrastructure.- Bus Rapid Transit: the answer to transport problems in megacities? The example of TransMilenio (Bogot / Colombia).- Governance in Megacities: Experiences, Challenges, and Implications for International Cooperation.- Managing the Metropolis - Planning in New York City.- E-Governance Initiatives in India; Case Studies from Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Product Details
ISBN: 9789402405101
ISBN-10: 9402405100
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2016
Pages: 225
Language: English
Series: International Year of Planet Earth