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Williams, Donald C., 1962-
Global urban growth : a reference handbook / Donald C. Williams
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HT371 .W545 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Urbanization
Cities and towns -- Growth
Cities and towns -- Developing countries
Physical Description xv, 311 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-286) and index
Contents Preface -- Global urban growth -- Urban growth pressures and sprawl in America -- Background to the current crisis : land resources and public policy in America historic evolution of urban land use in America -- The contemporary phenomenon of urban sprawl : costs and consequences -- Making better use of the land : the debate over controlling urban sprawl -- Containing sprawl through local zoning -- State-wide prescriptions for sprawl -- Preserving rural lands from urban sprawl -- Fighting sprawl by reclaiming central cities -- Improving life in the suburbs -- Recent trends in the debate over sprawl -- The smart growth movement -- The property rights challenge -- Federal smart growth initiatives -- New trends in urban growth -- References -- Urban growth around the world -- Urban growth in the developed world -- Western Europe -- Eastern Europe and Russia -- Future directions for Europe and Russia -- Japan and East Asia -- Canada -- Urban growth in the developing world -- Urbanization in historical perspective -- Cities of the developing world today -- Life in the slums -- Growth and evolution of slums -- Latin America -- Sub-Saharan Africa -- Middle East -- South Asia -- Southeast Asia -- China -- Future directions in the developing world -- What can be done about slums? -- Turning to the international community -- Private sector solutions to slums -- References -- Chronology -- Biographical sketches
Series Contemporary world issues

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