Urban Air Books

  • Air Quality in Urban Environments

    Urban air quality is a topic which remains high on the scientific and political agenda. Concentrations of most air pollutants are higher in urban areas than in the surrounding rural regions, and given the high population densities, it is within urban areas that the majority of the population receive their air pollutant exposure. Despite the ...

  • The Urban Imperative - Urban Outreach Strategies for Protected Area Agencies

    Almost half the world’s people live in cities and this proportion is steadily growing. Protected areas provide important benefits to cities, conversely, conservationists depend on support from voters, leaders, and opinion-shapers largely concentrated in urban centres. This book’s message is that conservationists’ success will depend increasingly ...

  • The urban imperative, urban outreach strategies for protected area agencies

    Almost half the world’s people live in cities and this proportion is steadily growing. Protected areas provide important benefits to cities; conversely, conservationists depend on support from voters, leaders, and opinion-shapers largely concentrated in urban centres. This book’s message is that conservationists’ success will depend increasingly ...

  • Meeting the Millennium Development Goals in Urban Areas : Vol 17, No 1

    In this edition, articles include:City-wide upgrading in Thailand; Finance for low-income housing in Central America; The framework for slum upgrading in Mumbai, India; Housing and citizenship in Sao Paulo, Brazil; A Church’s contribution to land redistribution in South Africa; The growing problem of forced evictions worldwide; A twin-track ...

  • Globalization and Cities; Vol 14, No 1 of the journal Environment and Urbanization

    This includes case studies of how globalization is affecting Karachi, Luanda, Buenos Aires, Windhoek and cities in Pacific Asia and influencing social exclusion in Johannesburg and Faisalabad. It also has papers on the evasion of corporate responsibility in Bhopal and on the role of cities and city-networks in globalization.There are also papers ...

  • Urban Air Pollution and Forests - Resources at Risk in the Mexico City Air Basin

    Urban Air Pollution and Forests - Resources at Risk in the Mexico City Air Basin With a population of more than eighteen million people, Mexico City is a major metropolitan area where the effects of urban development on air quality are of immediate concern. Air pollution exposures and effects on forests in the Mexico City Air Basin are in many ...

  • Urban Air Quality

    This is the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Urban Air Quality - Measurement, Modelling and Management, held at the Technical University of Madrid, 3-5 March 1999. This book contains peer-reviewed papers on the latest advances in the urban air quality research field. This book will be suitable for researchers including ...

  • Urban Air Pollution - European Aspects

    Since 1950 the population of the world has more than doubled, and the proportion of people living in cities has increased by a factor of four. In the year 2000 nearly half of the world's population will live in urban areas. Air pollution has always been one of the major nuisances of urban living, but in recent decades the sources of pollution ...

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