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Urban Development Challenges, Risks and Resilience in Asian Mega Cities

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  • Offers a wide and multidisciplinary group of case studies from rapidly growing megacities (with a population of more than 5 million) from developed and developing countries of Asia

  • Examines issues related to the problems of Japanese, Indian, and Chinese megacities

  • Provides information on a comprehensive range of environmental threats faced by the inhabitants of megacities

Part of the book series: Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences (AGES)

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Megacities: The Asian Era

    • Elfie Swerts, Eric Denis
    Pages 1-28
  3. Indian Experiences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 29-29
    2. Spatial Dynamics of Population in Kolkata Urban Agglomeration

      • Vidya Yadav, R. B. Bhagat
      Pages 157-173
    3. Local Action Planning for Pro-Poor Urban Governance in the Southern Megacity of Chennai, India

      • T. Vasantha Kumaran, Divya Rajeswari Swaminathan
      Pages 175-194
    4. Housing in Hyderabad: Perception of Inclusivity

      • Kalpana Markandey, B. Srinagesh
      Pages 195-203

About this book

In this book, an interdisciplinary research group of faculty members, researchers, professionals, and planners contributed to an understanding of the dynamics and dimensions of emerging challenges and risks in megacities in the rapidly changing urban environments in Asia and examined emerging resilience themes from the point of view of sustainability and public policy. The world’s urban population in 2009 was approximately 3.4 billion and Asia’s urban population was about 1.72 billion. Between 2010 and 2020, 411 million people will be added to Asian cities (60% of the growth in the world’s urban population). By 2020, of the world’s urban population of 4.2 billion, approximately 2.2 billion will be in Asia. China and India will contribute 31.3% of the total world urban population by 2025. Developing Asia’s projected global share of CO2 emissions from energy consumption will increase from 30% in 2006 to 43% by 2030. City regions serve as magnets for people, enterprise, and culture, but with urbanisation, the worst form of visible poverty becomes prominent. The Asian region, with a slum population of an estimated 505.5 million people, remains host to over half of the world’s slum population. The book provides information on a comprehensive range of environmental threats faced by the inhabitants of megacities. It also offers a wide range of case studies with transdisciplinary approach to rapidly growing megacities (with populations of more than 5 million) from developed and developing countries of Asia.

Keywords

  • Asian Mega Cities
  • Climate Change and Urban Heat Island
  • Resilience and Governance
  • Socio-Economic and Environmental Change
  • Urban Development and Risks
  • landscape/regional and urban planning
  • Climate change management

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Delhi, Delhi, India

    R.B. Singh

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USD 219.99
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