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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28110-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28112-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
  • Series Online ISSN 1872-4663
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