Sustainable Cities simultaneously tackles two issues of immediate public concern which also find themselves high on the policy agenda: sustainable environmental development and urban development. The themes of the book - the bringing together of the insights of environmental science, the social sciences and management; the combination of problem analysis with practical application; and a critique of urban environmental problems concentrating on air and water pollution - are illustrated throughout with in-depth material and case studies taken from around the world and are approached from a variety of perspectives: economic, ecological and managerial. Each chapter has a concluding section pointing to key concepts, key reading and a range of discussion points.
Part A: Sustainability and Urban Development. Chapter 1: Urban Development and the Environment. Chapter 2: Urban Growth and the Urban Environment. Chapter 3: Inside the Social City Region. Part B: Introduction to Pollution. Chapter 4: The Urban Climate and Air Pollution. Chapter 5: Fresh Water Resources and Water Pollution. Part C: From Principles to Policies: Addressing Urban Environmental Problems. Chapter 7: Policy Instruments for Improving the Environment. Chapter 8: Towards the Sustainable City