Balanced Urban Development: Options and Strategies for Liveable Cities

Balanced Urban Development: Options and Strategies for Liveable Cities

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This book provides a unique synthesis of concepts and tools to examine natural resource, socio-economic, legal, policy and institutional issues that are important for managing urban growth into the future. The book will particularly help the reader to understand the current issues and challenges and develop strategies and practices to cope with future pressures of urbanisation and peri-urban land, water and energy use challenges. In particular, the book will help the reader to discover underlying principles for the planning of future cities and peri-urban regions in relation to: (i) Balanced urban development policies and institutions for future cities; (ii) Understanding the effects of land use change, population increase, and water demand on the liveability of cities; (iii) Long-term planning needs and transdisciplinary approaches to ensure the secured future for generations ahead; and (iv) Strategies to adapt the cities and land, water and energy uses for viable and liveable cities.

There are growing concerns about water, food security and sustainability with increased urbanisation worldwide. For cities to be liveable and sustainable into the future there is a need to maintain the natural resource base and the ecosystem services in the peri-urban areas surrounding cities. This need is increasing under the looming spectre of global warming and climate change.

This book will be of interest to policy makers, urban planners, researchers, post-graduate students in urban planning, environmental and water resources management, and managers in municipal councils.

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  • Biology, Life Sciences
  • City Water Use
  • Development economics & emerging economies
  • Ecological science, the Biosphere
  • Economics
  • Economics, finance, business & management
  • Energy Footprint and Urban Development policy
  • hydrology
  • Institutional Issues and Food, Water and Energy Security
  • Land and Water Use Planning
  • Life sciences: general issues
  • Liveability and Urban Development
  • Mathematics & science
  • Resource Use Cities
  • Sustainable Cities Planning
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban Development and Sustainability
  • urban planning
  • water resources


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28112-4


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