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For the 1st time in human heritage, greater than part the world’s inhabitants is city. A primary point of this modification has been the emergence of huge towns, or megacities, that current significant new demanding situations. This booklet examines how problems with megacity improvement, city shape, sustainability, and unsustainability are conceived, how governance tactics are prompted through those rules, and the way those procedures have in flip prompted results at the floor, in certain cases in transformative methods. via 15 in-depth case reviews by means of well-liked researchers from around the globe, this booklet examines the foremost demanding situations dealing with megacities at the present time. The reports are geared up round a shared set of issues and questions about problems with sustainability, land improvement, city governance, and concrete shape. many of the major questions addressed are: What are the main urgent problems with sustainability and concrete shape in every one megacity? How are significant problems with sustainability understood and framed by way of policymakers? Is city shape thought of an important element of sustainability matters in public debates and public coverage? who're the foremost actors framing city sustainability demanding situations and shaping city switch? How is unsustainability, chance, or catastrophe imagined, and the way are these issues mirrored in coverage ways? What has been accomplished up to now, and what demanding situations stay? The ebook of this e-book is a step towards answering those and different an important questions.

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