The Citizens at Risk: From Urban Sanitation to Sustainable Cities

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

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(2004), "The Citizens at Risk: From Urban Sanitation to Sustainable Cities", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 5 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2004.24905bae.002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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The Citizens at Risk: From Urban Sanitation to Sustainable Cities

The Citizens at Risk: From Urban Sanitation to Sustainable Cities

Gordon McGranahan, Pedro Jacobi, Jacob Songsore, Charles Surjadi and Marianne KjellénEarthscanLondon2001 (relaunched)216 pp.ISBN 1-85383-561-7£16.95

Keywords: Urban environment, Health, Green issues

Taking a comparative look at cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the book examines the changing nature of urban environmental risks, the rules governing the distribution of such risks and their differential impact, as well as how the risks arise and who is responsible.

The authors describe the most pressing urban environmental challenges, such as improving health conditions in deprived urban settlements, ensuring sustainable urban development in a globalizing world, and achieving environmental justice along with the greening of development.

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