Megacities

Our Global Urban Future

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ISBN: 978-90-481-3416-8 (Print) 978-90-481-3417-5 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

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    Pages 1-6

    Megacities and Global Change

  3. Physical Space, Land and Resources

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      Pages 7-7

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      Pages 9-24

      Megacities and Climate Change: Early Adapters, Mainstream Adapters and Capacities

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      Pages 25-32

      Underground Cities

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      Pages 33-58

      Water Quality and Socio-Ecological Vulnerability Regarding Urban Development in Selected Case Studies of Megacity Guangzhou, China

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      Pages 59-73

      Food Security in Dhaka: Between Global Risks and Local Vulnerabilities

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      Pages 75-80

      Land Development Strategies in Megacities: Guiding Land Use and Land Rights in the Context of Urban Sprawl and Informality

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      Pages 81-97

      The Influence of Foreign Direct Investment on Land Use Changes and Regional Planning in Developing-World Megacities: A Bangalore Case Study

  4. Economic, Social and Infrastructure Transformation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-99

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      Pages 101-119

      Inner-City Development in Megacities Between Degradation and Renewal: The Case of São Paulo

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      Pages 121-133

      Agile Firm Organisation and Upgrading in the Greater Pearl River Delta

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      Pages 135-150

      Global Change, National Development Goals, Urbanisation and International Migration in China: African Migrants in Guangzhou and Foshan

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      Pages 151-164

      Phobopolis: Violence, Fear and Sociopolitical Fragmentation of the Space in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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      Pages 165-177

      Dar es Salaam, Megacity of Tomorrow: Informal Urban Expansion and the Provision of Technical Infrastructure

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      Pages 179-192

      Bus Rapid Transit: The Answer to Transport Problems in Megacities? The Example of TransMilenio (Bogotá, Colombia)

  5. Governance and Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 193-193

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      Pages 195-200

      Governance in Megacities: Experiences, Challenges and Implications for International Cooperation

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      Pages 201-210

      Managing the Metropolis: Planning in New York City

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      Pages 211-217

      E-Governance Initiatives in India: Case Studies from Hyderabad and Bangalore

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 219-225