Sustainable Futures in Southern Africa’s Mountains. Multiple Perspectives on an Emerging city.

Membretti, Andrea, Taylor, Susan J. and Delves, Jess L., Sustainable Futures in Southern Africa’s Mountains. Multiple Perspectives on an Emerging city., ed. Membretti, Andrea, Taylor, Susan J. and Delves, Jess L. (Cham: Springer Nature, 2023).

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  • Author Membretti, Andrea
    Taylor, Susan J.
    Delves, Jess L.
    Editor Membretti, Andrea
    Taylor, Susan J.
    Delves, Jess L.
    Title Sustainable Futures in Southern Africa’s Mountains. Multiple Perspectives on an Emerging city.
    Publication Date 2023-02
    Place of Publication Cham
    Publisher Springer Nature
    Pages 192
    Language eng
    Abstract This open access book presents multiple disciplinary perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for sustainable development in the South African mountain city of Phuthaditjhaba. These challenges are embedded in the complex environmental, socio-cultural and political contexts of the region. Established as the capital of the QwaQwa 'homeland' under Grand Apartheid, this city is now home to between 400,000 - 700,000 people but in many areas lacks formal infrastructure and services. Each chapter of this volume addresses a different aspect of the city's development and all take the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a common framework to guide their reflections on potential sustainable futures for Phuthaditjhaba. While the circumstances in Phuthaditjhaba will be familiar to many researchers of informal and growing cities in developing regions, the mountain setting of the city brings its own set of challenges and opportunities linked to the rugged and steep terrain, remoteness and natural resources. This book serves to showcase the diverse research taking place in this emerging mountain city and provide reflections on how a sustainable future can be ensured for its environment and inhabitants.
    Copyright Holder The Authors and Editors
    Copyright Year 2023
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9783031157
    DOI 10.1007/978-3-031-15773-8
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