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Title Sustainable cities in the 21st century / edited by A. F. Foo, Belinda Yuen
Published Singapore : Faculty of Architecture, Business and Real Estate, National University of Singapore, [1999]
©1999

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 MELB  307.116 Foo/Sci  Unavailable C19
Description viii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Sustaining Cities into the 21st Century / Belinda Yuen and Foo Ah Fong -- 2. An Overview of Singapore's Water Supply / Ong Ho Sim -- 3. A Framework for Urban Environmental Capacity: A Tool for Sustainable Urban Planning in Developing Countries / Sandra Roebuck -- 4. Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia: The Role of Demand Management Instruments / Foo Tuan Seik -- 5. Sustainable Urban Design / Ross King -- 6. Planning the Sustainable City as the Vertical-City-in-the-Sky / Ken Yeang -- 7. The Seven Lamps of a Sustainable City / Foo Ah Fong -- 8. Sustainable Human Settlements: Some Second Thoughts / Charles Choguill -- 9. Whose City Is It? Globalisation and the Formation of New Claims / Saskia Sassen -- 10. The Paradise Paradigm: An Ecological Account of the Development of Human Civilisation / Ong Boon Lay
Summary "This book is about cities: their growth and future development. Its collection of nine essays brings together a variegation of views and visions of how we might build sustaining cities into the 21st century. The authors vary in their approaches and perspectives but with one staying concern on the future of our cities: a better tomorrow. Can we bring urban growth and nature back into balance? Can we reverse the process described by Rees, that 'however brilliant its economic star every city is an ecological black hole drawing on the material resources and productivity of a vast and scattered hinterland many times the size of the city itself'? We do not profess to provide the answers but it is our hope that the essays in this book provide alternative starting points for further explorations and reflections on the meaning of sustainable development for our cities."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Cities and towns -- Growth -- Forecasting.
Sustainable development -- Forecasting.
Sustainable development.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Author Yuen, Belinda K. P.
Foo, A. F. (Ah Foong)
National University of Singapore. Faculty of Architecture and Building.
LC no. 99912615
ISBN 9971692287
Other Titles Sustainable cities in the twenty first century