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Sustainable cities : local solutions in the global South / edited by Mélanie Robertson.
Contributor(s): Robertson, Mélanie [edt.].Material type: BookPublisher: Rugby, Warwickshire : Ottawa : Practical Action ; International Development Research Centre, c2012Description: xi, 178 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781853397233 (pbk.); 1853397237 (pbk.).Subject(s): City planning -- Developing countries | Sustainable development | Cities and towns -- Growth | Cities and towns -- Growth -- Developing countries | Urbanization | Urbanization -- Developing countriesDDC classification: 307.141 SUS Online resources: Table of contents
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cover; Contents; List of illustrations; List of acronyms and abbreviations; Preface; About the editor; Introduction: The challenge of urban sustainability; 1 Food-producing trees in urban public spaces: An innovative strategy to fight poverty in Villa El Salvador, Peru; 2 Urban agriculture in Dakar, Senegal: Health aspects related to polluted irrigation water; 3 Participatory transformation of the Women's Centre of Malika, Senegal: Strategies for the development of a productive ecosystem in the peri-urban context. 4 Healthy, sustainable, and culturally appropriate living and working environments: Domestic pig production in Malika, Senegal5 Housing for the urban poor through informal providers, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 6 Socio-spatial tensions and interactions: An ethnography of the condominium housing of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; 7 Partnership modalities for the management of drinking water in poor urban neighbourhoods: The example of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; 8 Rethink, reuse: Improving collective action capacity regarding solid waste management and income generation in Koh Kred, Thailand. 9 Using participatory urban design to integrate organic solid waste management into urban agriculture: A case study from Cayagan de Oro City in the PhilippinesConclusion: The challenges of sustainable cities for research and practice; Index.
As urbanization, environmental degradation, and poverty become increasingly urgent problems, understanding the links between sustainability and poverty reduction is imperative. A sustainable urban future for all requires raising the quality of life of the most vulnerable. Existing at the margins of urban life, low-income residents of cities in the global south are subject to numerous environmental burdens and are too often excluded from mainstream development and planning. In the face of these challenges, communities have proven to be remarkably resilient and innovative, with tremendous potent.