Sustaining Cities: Environmental Planning and Management in Urban Design

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McGraw-Hill, 1999 - Political Science - 412 pages
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Meet the "brown agenda" challenge of fast-growing cities. Planning and development professionals who need to cope with the problems of increasing urbanization will find practical tools in Joseph Leitmann's Sustaining Cities: Environmental Planning and Management in Urban Design. This unique reference explores the highest priority problems -sanitation and drainage, solid waste management, degradation of environmentally sensitive land, uncontrolled emissions, accidents linked to congestion, and improper disposal of hazardous waste, problems that result in poor health, lower productivity, reduced income and quality of life. It's the first book to give you realistic, innovative, in-depth options that you can use on a day-to-day basis, with examples from many parts of the world. You get a proven planning framework and strategic approach for addressing the environmental issues confronting and caused by cities, and resources you can turn to for more help, information, and training.

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Thinking About the Urban Environment
Understanding Problems Characteristics
Can Urban Development Be Sustained?

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About the author (1999)

Josef Leitmann, Ph.D., is a senior urban planner at the World Bank where he specializes in urban and environmental management. This book was written while he was on leave as a visiting professor of city and regional planning at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Its preparation was enriched by his work on local environmental management with UNCHS/Habitat, the international Union of Local Authorities and the World Wildlife FundŐs Turkish affiliate. Leitmann is on the International Advisory Board of the Centre for the Urban Environment in The Netherlands. He earned his doctorate in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley and a MasterŐs degree in public policy from Harvard.

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