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Title Climate change and sustainable urban development in Africa and Asia / Belinda Yuen, Asfaw Kumssa, editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 266 pages) : illustrations
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Introduction -- 1. Africa and Asia: Two of the World's Fastest Growing Regions / Asfaw Kumssa -- pt. II Climate Change and Urban Development -- 2. Climate Change and Living Cities: Global Problems with Local Solutions / Kallidailkurichi Seetharam -- 3. Climate Change in the Context of Urban Development in Africa / Kempe Ronald Hope. Sir -- 4. Region of Contrasts: Urban Development, Housing and Poverty in Asia / Kioe Sheng Yap -- 5. Effects of Climate Change on Urban Human Settlements in Africa / Aloysius Clemence Mosha -- pt. III Climate Change and Housing: Case Studies from Africa and Asia -- 6. Climate Change and the Housing Environment in Ghana / Michael Poku-Boansi -- 7. Creating a Sustainable Living Environment for Public Housing in Singapore / Johnny Liang Heng Wong -- 8. Climatic Change and Housing in Uganda / Stephen A.K. Magezi -- 9. Climate Change and Sustainable Housing in Uganda / Stephen A.K. Magezi -- 10. Housing and Climate Change: Adaption Strategies in Vietnam / Vinh Hung Hoang -- pt. IV Climate Change and Its Effect on Cities: Case Studies from Africa and Asia -- 11. Climate Change and Cities' Actions in China / Zhenshan Li -- 12. Climate Change and Its Effect on Cities of Eastern African Countries / Ally Matano Saidi -- 13. Climate Change and Liveable Cities in Malaysia / Suan Siow Neo -- 14. Climate Change and Its Effect on Urban Housing and Liveable Cities: The Case of Harare, Zimbabwe / Rodreck Mupedziswa
Summary This book is about African and Asian cities. Illustrated through selected case cities, this book brings together a rich collection of papers by leading scholars and practitioners in Africa and Asia to offer empirical analysis and up-to-date discussions and assessments of the urban challenges and solutions for their cities. A number of key topics concerning housing, sustainable urban development and climate change in Africa and Asia are explored along with how policy interventions and partnerships deliver specific forms of urban development. It is intended for all who are interested in the stat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sustainable urban development -- Africa -- Congresses.
Sustainable urban development -- Asia -- Congresses.
Climatic changes -- Africa -- Congresses.
Climatic changes -- Asia -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Yuen, Belinda K. P.
Kumssa, Asfaw.
ISBN 9048198674 (electronic bk.)
9789048198672 (electronic bk.)