Urban Crisis: Culture and the Sustainability of Cities
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 Abstract
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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