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Livable Cities? – Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability - California Scholarship Online
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Livable Cities?: Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability

Peter Evans


The sprawling cities of the developing world are vibrant hubs of economic growth, but they are also increasingly ecologically unsustainable and, for ordinary citizens, increasingly unlivable. Pollution is rising, affordable housing is decreasing, and green space is shrinking. Since three-quarters of those joining the world's population during the next century will live in Third World cities, making these urban areas more livable is one of the key challenges of the twenty-first century. This book explores the linked issues of livelihood and ecological sustainability in major cities of the devel ... More

Keywords: cities, economic growth, pollution, affordable housing, green space, Third World, livelihood, ecological sustainability

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520230248
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520230248.001.0001


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Peter Evans, editor

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