Compact Cities: Sustainable Urban Forms for Developing Countries

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Burgess Rod, Michael Jenks, Mike Jenks, Rod Burgess
Taylor & Francis, 2000 - Architecture - 356 pages

This collection of edited papers forms part of the Compact City Series, creating a companion volume to The Compact City (1996) and Achieving Sustainable Urban Form (2000) and extends the debate to developing countries. This book examines and evaluates the merits and defects of compact city approaches in the context of developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Issues of theory, policy and practice relating to sustainability of urban form are examined by a wide range of international academics and practitioners.

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expansionist approach most better than containment.

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Professor Mike Jenks is Deputy Head and Head of Research at the School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, Rod Burgess is Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University.

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