Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Basant Maheshwari, Vijay P. Singh, Bhadranie Thoradeniya
      Pages 3-13 Open Access
  3. Peri-Urbansation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Helen Armstrong, Abby Mellick Lopes
      Pages 17-27 Open Access
    3. Jennifer Scott, Marnie Kikken, Michelle Rose, Penny Colyer
      Pages 29-43 Open Access
    4. Dewey Thorbeck, John Troughton
      Pages 45-55 Open Access
    5. Leo Crasti
      Pages 85-107 Open Access
  4. Peri-Urban Culture and Socio-economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Maria Fátima de Ferreiro, Sebastião Santos, Pedro Costa, Teresa Costa Pinto, Conceição Colaço
      Pages 111-121 Open Access
    3. P. S. Rao, Hari Singh, R. C. Purohit
      Pages 123-134 Open Access
    4. Bhadranie Thoradeniya, Malik Ranasinghe
      Pages 135-149 Open Access
  5. Peri-Urban Landuse Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Stephanie Spry, Shayne Annett, Simon McGuinness, Stephen Thuan
      Pages 171-183 Open Access
    3. Yolanda Gil, David Kirkland, Rocco Sergi
      Pages 185-195 Open Access
  6. Urban Water Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Abu Taib Mohammed Shahjahan, Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed
      Pages 199-209 Open Access
    3. Vijendra K. Boken
      Pages 211-219 Open Access
    4. E. E. Ezenwaji, H. O. Ahiadu, V. I. Otti
      Pages 221-233 Open Access
  7. Wastewater and Irrigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Muhammad Muhitur Rahman, Dharma Hagare, Basant Maheshwari
      Pages 261-288 Open Access
    3. Mohammad Valipour, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 289-327 Open Access
    4. K. K. Yadav, P. K. Singh, R. C. Purohit
      Pages 329-339 Open Access
  8. Urban Agriculture and Food Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Dennis van Gool, Angela Stuart-Street, Peter Tille
      Pages 355-366 Open Access
    3. Elly N. Sabiiti, Constantine B. Katongole
      Pages 387-392 Open Access
  9. Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. Carl Larsen, Shelley McGuinness
      Pages 395-407 Open Access
    3. Zareen Shahid, Awais Piracha
      Pages 409-428 Open Access
    4. Tom Beer, Brenda B. Lin, Albert E. J. McGill
      Pages 429-439 Open Access
    5. Darryl Low Choy, Philip Clarke, Silvia Serrao-Neumann, Robert Hales, Olivia Koschade, David Jones
      Pages 441-461 Open Access
  10. Legal, Policy and Institutional Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 463-463
    2. Paul Martin, Elodie Le Gal, Darryl Low Choy
      Pages 465-480 Open Access
    3. Maria Gabriella Trovato, Nadim Farajalla, Orazio Truglio
      Pages 481-498 Open Access
    4. T. G. Mc Gee, I. Shaharudin
      Pages 499-516 Open Access
  11. Integrated Urban Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 517-517
    2. Bruce Simmons, Uthpala Pinto, Jennifer Scott, Basant Maheshwari
      Pages 539-553 Open Access
    3. Meenakshi Arora, Tuan Ngo, Lu Aye, Hector Malano, Oliver Lade
      Pages 575-587 Open Access
    4. Vijay P. Singh, Basant Maheshwari, Bhadranie Thoradeniya
      Pages 589-601 Open Access

About this book


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.


City Water Use Energy Footprint and Urban Development policy Institutional Issues and Food, Water and Energy Security Land and Water Use Planning Liveability and Urban Development Resource Use Cities Sustainable Cities Planning Urban Development and Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Basant Maheshwari
    • 1
  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 2
  • Bhadranie Thoradeniya
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Science and HealthWestern Sydney University School of Science and HealthPenrithAustralia
  2. 2.Biological and Agricultural EngineeringTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Institute of TechnologyUniversity of MoratuwaMoratuwaSri Lanka

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