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Megacities : exploring a sustainable future / edited by Steef Buijs, Wendy Tan, Devisari Tunas ; contributing authors: George Brugmans ... et al.

Contributor(s): Buijs, Steef | Tan, Wendy Wanyin | Tunas, Devisari | Brugmans, George.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Rotterdam : 010 Publishers, 2010Description: 379 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9789064507410 (pbk.).Other title: Exploring a sustainable future.Subject(s): Metropolitan areas | Sustainability | Environmental protection | Urbanization | Sustainable urban developmentDDC classification: 307.76 EXP Online resources: Table of contents Summary: World cities are reaching previously inconceivable sizes and populations, and this escalation of urban quantities and scales has ignited a fascination for the phenomenon of megacities. For the last fifteen years, The Megacities Foundation has encouraged public debate on this development, uniting practitioners from the fields of architecture, economics, geography, sociology and urban planning. This book offers a compilation of the Foundation's best lectures, defining megacities and their processes and systems, and initiating an open-ended public discussion on the evolution, governance and design of these multifaceted, expanding urban territories.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [352]-370).

World cities are reaching previously inconceivable sizes and populations, and this escalation of urban quantities and scales has ignited a fascination for the phenomenon of megacities. For the last fifteen years, The Megacities Foundation has encouraged public debate on this development, uniting practitioners from the fields of architecture, economics, geography, sociology and urban planning. This book offers a compilation of the Foundation's best lectures, defining megacities and their processes and systems, and initiating an open-ended public discussion on the evolution, governance and design of these multifaceted, expanding urban territories.

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