Urban Crisis: Culture and the Sustainability of Cities

Urban Crisis: Culture and the Sustainability of Cities, ed. Nadarajah, M. and Yamamoto, Ann Tomoko (Tokyo: UNU Press, 2006).

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  • Editor Nadarajah, M.
    Yamamoto, Ann Tomoko
    Title Urban Crisis: Culture and the Sustainability of Cities
    Publication Date 2006
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher UNU Press
    Pages xv,244
    Language eng

    Unprecedented urban growth makessustainability in cities a crucial issue for policymakers, scholars and business leaders.This emerging urban crisis challenges environment-based and economicbased approaches tosustainability and brings to the forefront the multifaceted and critical role that cultureplays in ensuring that cities are viable for future generations. Culture provides fertileground for new approaches to sustainable development at the local level. Urban Crisis contributes toward a theory of culture in sustainable cities and assesses the use ofcultural indicators as a tool for policymakers. The authors include useful case studies ofPatan, Nepal; Penang, Malaysia; Cheongju, South Korea; and Kanazawa, Japan. This book offersfresh insights into the role of culture in fostering community development, environmentalawareness, and balanced economic growth.

    Copyright Holder UNU Press
    Copyright Year 2006
    Copyright type Creative commons
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