Sustainability and cities : concept and assessment /

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Author / Creator:Ooi, Giok Ling.
Imprint:Singapore : Institute of Policy Studies ; Singapore : Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub., ©2005.
Description:1 online resource (vi, 243 pages) : illustrations, maps
Subject:Urban ecology (Sociology)
Urbanization -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable development.
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Singapore.
Sustainable development -- Singapore.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
Sustainable development.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Urbanization -- Environmental aspects.
Duurzame ontwikkeling.
Stedelijke ontwikkeling.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-236) and index.
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Summary:"This book addresses issues of development and its environmental sustainability for the fastest growing areas in Asia - its cities. Recognizing sustainability with respect to the environment and its exploitation has yet to make its impact on development plans in Asia. The problem is due to the lack of cross-country studies, which provide a fair understanding of the different levels of development, as well as the wide variety of development strategies adopted by different countries. The relatively ineffective implementation of environmental assessment has not done much to reduce the damage to, or depletion of, the natural resource base."
"Sustainability and Cities: Concept and Assessment aims to bridge this gap by taking a sober look at the translation of concepts of environmental sustainability into terms that are meaningful and applicable for cities, particularly those in fast-developing countries like China."--Jacket.
Other form:Print version: Ooi, Giok Ling. Sustainability and cities. Singapore : Institute of Policy Studies ; Singapore : Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub., ©2005 9812561633