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Megacities and Rapid Urbanization Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

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As the global population continues to increase, it has become necessary to find ways to handle this increase through various policy tools that address population growth and urbanization problems. The urbanization process has both potential issues and opportunities that need to be exploited to move societies forward. Megacities and Rapid Urbanization: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines trends, challenges, issues, and strategies related to population growth and rapid urbanization and its impact on urban environments. The book also explores the use of different governance approaches in addressing challenges and different tools and systems of appropriate allocation to address issues. This publication is an ideal reference source for academicians, students, practitioners, professionals, managers, urban planners, and government officials.

Megacities 2050 Environmental Consequences of Urbanization

Author : Viacheslav I. Vasenev
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This interdisciplinary proceedings book addresses highly relevant topics in urbanization and its environmental impacts and presents case studies revealing the negative environmental consequences of the anthropogenic and technogenic pressures. Urbanization is an important trend in current land-use change, with up to 70% of the world population projected to live in cities by 2050. How will this rapid urbanization alter the face of Europe? What are the environmental consequences of the expansion of megacities? These and other important questions are addressed in the Megacities 2050 Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development. Megapolises are complex ecosystems, and their air and water quality, vegetation and soils are exposed to anthropogenic influences. The book discusses advanced approaches and techniques to monitor, model and assess environmental consequences and risks in megapolises and offers solutions to the environmental problems of modern megapolises. It also presents successful, sustainable urban-development projects from Europe and beyond, including the management and design of green infrastructure, waste management, run-off purification and remediation of urban soils. Focusing on urban soils and ecosystems, the book is intended for experts in various fields of geography, urban studies and planning, and environmental sciences, including those in the scientific and research community, municipal services, environmental protection agencies, stakeholders working in urban management and greenery, landscape architects, civil engineers and policy-makers.

Mega City Region Development in China

Author : Anthony G. O. Yeh
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This book sheds light on the mega-city region development in China as a new form of urbanization which plays a crucial role in the economic development of the country. It examines the challenges faced by the mega-city regions and opens up avenues for debates and further research. Economic reform of 1978 has led to an unprecedented growth in the population and economic development of China. A large portion of this increased urban population and the corresponding economic growth has been concentrated in the mega-city regions, such as Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (BTH), Yangtze River Delta (YRD) and Pearl River Delta (PRD). These three mega-city regions have less land but more people and thus higher economy, resulting in various issues and challenges faced by these regions. These challenges pertain to the socio-economic development, transport, environment, governance and development strategy, which this book explores through case studies of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and Wuhan. This book also explains and analyses the economy, migration processes, transport development, environmental conditions and governance of the mega-city regions of China. With an overview of China's rapid urbanisation and the consequent economic growth, this book provides an essential understanding of related issues in order to establish appropriate strategies and policies to sustain the process of mega-city region development.

Water Management in Megacities

Author : Cecilia Tortajada
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Efficient and equitable water, wastewater and stormwater management for the megacities is becoming an increasingly complex task. The special issue will focus on water management in its totality for megacities, including their technical, social, economic, legal, institutional and environmental dimensions through a series of specially invited case studies from different megacities of the world. At present, around one out of two of the earth’s 6.3 billion people live in urban areas. Each year, the world population grows by around 80 millions. Practically all of this growth is urban, primarily due to migration. World’s urban population is expected to reach 5 billion by 2030, which is nearly 2/3rd more than in 2000, and would mean that 60% of world’s population will live in urban areas. The case studies analysed include some of the most interesting and challenging megacities of this planet, Dhaka, Istanbul, Jakarta, Johannesburg, México City, Riyadh and São Paulo. They assess different aspects of how water is intermingled in the overall development milleau. The special issue will considers the magnitudes, nature and extent of the present and future challenges and how these could be meet in socially acceptable and cost-effective ways. The contributors are all acknowledged water experts from different parts of the world. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resource s Development.

Mega city Growth and the Future

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This book examines a range of issues related to the mega-city phenomenon. Part one deals with the growth of mega-cities and explores demographic issues, labour force change in the big cities of Asia, the effect of macroeconomic forces on the world city system, and the relations between technology and the city. In part two, the discussion focuses on the economic and social consequences of mega-city growth. Part three looks at the crucial issue of the management of mega-cities, taking up such issues as infrastructure financing, land and shelter needs, transportation, and environmental management. The final chapter examines priority urban management issues in developing countries and derives a research agenda for the 1990s. (Adapté du résumé de l'éditeur).

Rise Of Megacities The Challenges Opportunities And Unique Characteristics

Author : Kleer Jerzy
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Megacities of over 10 million inhabitants are unique entities in their own right, both challenging and supporting the policies, governance and cohesion of states. In developing and developed economies, the rise of megacities can be seen to have negative and positive effects; from exacerbating and deepening societal problems inherent in inequality and poverty, to increasing opportunities for innovation, education, interconnectivity and development. The Rise of Megacities takes a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to analysis of their growth. It examines both the major new challenges that the expansion of megacities brings for development at large, and the opportunities they might create for the public good. In addition, it shows how more established cities, such as Tokyo, New York or European examples can provide lessons for governance and development of rapidly urbanizing populations. Using case studies and academic theory it takes into account both the similarities and differences of megacities and gives a comprehensive study of them. This book is perfect for students and researchers of development economics, urban studies, international relations and the social sciences, as well as those interested in how the world economy is changing through globalization. Contents: Foreword (Edward L Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at the Harvard University)About the EditorsList of ContributorsAcknowledgementsIntroduction (Jerzy Kleer and Katarzyna A Nawrot)The Complexity of and Challenges in the Emergence of Megacities: The Rise of Megacities — An Empirical Overview of the Demographic Changes in the World Economy and an Introduction to an Integral Theory of Megacities (Jerzy Kleer and Katarzyna A Nawrot)Megacities: Devastation of the Public Sphere (Jerzy Kleer)From Metropolis to Megacity (Piotr Korcelli and Ewa Korcelli-Olejniczak)Governance of Megacities — Selected Aspects of International Experience (Tadeusz Markowski)Development Patterns of Megacities and Their Future (Zygmunt Ziobrowski)Threats and Challenges Posed by the Rise of Megacities (Konrad Prandecki, Wojciech Kazanecki, and Sylwia Śmietanko)Megacities and Threats to Human Health (Agata Penconek)The Impact of Megacities on Human Nature (Maria Szyszkowska)Opportunities in the Development of Megacities — Regional, National and Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Rural–Urban Migration, Urbanization, and Megacities in China (Feng Wengmeng)Megacities in India: Where are the Opportunities? (Gaurang Rami and Yogesh N Vansiya)African Megacities as Emerging Innovation Ecosystems (Katarzyna A Nawrot, Calestous Juma, and James Donald)A Smart Future for Energy in Megacities (Jessen Page)What Future Lies Ahead for Megacities in Europe? (Jerzy Kleer and Katarzyna A Nawrot)Case Studies of Selected Megacities: Tokyo and Delhi — A Comparative Analysis of Asian Megacities (Katarzyna A Nawrot)Shanghai — The First Megalopolis on the Globe? (Bogdan Góralczyk)Mexico City — An Antithesis of Sustainable Development? (Urszula Żuławska and Elżbieta Żuławska-Sobczyk)Dhaka — The Perils and Promises of an Asian Megacity (Adnan Morshed)Lagos — Directions of Development of Nigerian Metropolis in the First Decades of the 21st Century (Malwina Bakalarska)New York — A City of Progress (Bohdan Szklarski and Piotr Szyja)Epilogue:

Transport Development in Asian Megacities

Author : Shigeru Morichi
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The rapid growth of the Asian urban population concentrates on a few large cities, turning them into giant megacities. Despite new theoretical insights into the benefits of megacities, the emerging Asia is facing a daunting challenge concerning the management of infrastructure and services in their megacities. The deteriorating urban mobility is the most difficult challenge with respect to the sharp increase in vehicle numbers and to inadequate and poorly managed road infrastructure. Public transport, a sustainable mode of mobility, is subjected to a vicious cycle of poor service, decreasing ridership and lower investment. Despite various policy initiatives, the situation has not improved. The scale and growth pattern of Asian megacities have distinctive features which generate a unique set of challenges and opportunities. New perspectives are needed to effectively address the transportation problems making the best use of available opportunities. This book, which is a result of an international collaborative research, addresses these challenges by providing insightful analysis and novel viewpoints.

Branding Chinese Mega Cities

Author : Per Olof Berg
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This interdisciplinary book details the economic, cultural and social background of the development of Chinese mega-cities, as well as presenting the mechanisms of governance and urban growth strategies. Therein, the main discussion centres on the cont

Handbook of Megacities and Megacity Regions

Author : Danielle Labbé
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Exploring the importance of megacities and megacity-regions as one of the defining features of the 21st century, this Handbook provides a clear and comprehensive overview of current thinking and debates from leading scholars in the field. Highlighting major current challenges and dimensions of megaurbanization, chapters form a thematic focus on governance, planning, history, and environmental and social issues, supported by case studies from every continent.

Meeting the Challenges of Megacities in the Developing World

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Cities in developing countries are experiencing unprecedented population growth, which is exacerbating their problems in providing shelter and basic services. This volume draws on advances in technologies and management strategies made in recent decades to suggest ways to improve urban life and services. Four challenges to developing countries' megacities are addressed: labor markets, housing, water and sanitation, and transportation, along with a synthesis of general thinking on how to meet megacity challenges and be competitive in the twenty-first century.