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Sustainable urbanisation has moved to the forefront of global debate, research and policy agendas over recent years. This compact book is designed to make a signal contribution to the sustainable urbanisation agenda through authoritative interventions contextualising, assessing and explaining clearly the relevance and importance of three central characteristics of sustainable towns and cities everywhere, namely that they should be accessible, green and fair.
David Simon is Director of Mistra Urban Futures, Chalmers University, Gothenburg, and Professor of Development Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. He specialises in development- environment issues, with particular reference to cities, climate change and sustainability, and the relationships between theory, policy and practice, on all of which he has published extensively.
Foreword ~ Julio Davila; Introduction: Sustainable cities in sustainable societies ~ David Simon; Changing ideas and practices for making cities fair ~ Susan Parnell; Green cities: from tokenism to incrementalism and transformation ~ David Simon; Accessible cities: from urban density to multidimensional access ~ James Waters; Conclusions and implications ~ David Simon and Henrietta Palmer.