Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources: Research from Africa and India
Title Sustainable Management of Headwater Resources: Research from Africa and India Publication Date 2006 Place of Publication Tokyo Publisher UNU Press Pages xvii,287 Language eng Abstract
Developing countries are rapidly urbanizing and most of the world's population will soon be living in cities, making it crucial to examine how cities can be developed on a sustainable basis. Japan is one of the most urbanized countries in the world and offers a remarkable series of lessons for sustainable urban planning. This book draws together experts from engineering, humanities, social sciences and mental health to introduce Japanese experiences and compare them with international research. Rapid urbanization has damaged natural and human systems in Japan and many planners are seizing upon new technologies and scientific methods as opportunities to restructure cities. However, others are focusing on the well-being of citizens and seeking to make urban society more sustainable. This book examines the tensions between sociological and technological approaches and the dichotomy between planning professionals and civil society.
Copyright Holder UNU Press Copyright Year 2006 Copyright type Creative commons
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