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The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures
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The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures (Books & other media combined)

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While urban settlements are the drivers of the global economy and centres of learning, culture, and innovation and nations rely on competitive dynamic regions for their economic, social, and environmental objectives, urban centres and regions face a myriad of challenges that impact the ways in which people live and work, create wealth, and interact and connect with places. Rapid urbanisation is resulting in urban sprawl, rising emissions, urban poverty and high unemployment rates, housing affordability issues, lack of urban investment, low urban financial and governance capacities, rising inequality and urban crimes, environmental degradation, increasing vulnerability to natural disasters and so forth. At the regional level, low employment, low wage growth, scarce financial resources, climate change, waste and pollution, and rising urban peri-urban competition etc. are impacting the ability of regions to meet socio-economic development goals while protecting biodiversity. The response to these challenges has typically been the application of inadequate or piecemeal solutions, often as a result of fragmented decision-making and competing priorities, with numerous economic, environmental, and social consequences.



In response, there is a growing movement towards viewing cities and regions as complex and sociotechnical in nature with people and communities interacting with one another and with objects, such as roads, buildings, transport links etc., within a range of urban and regional settings or contexts.





This comprehensive MRW will provide readers with expert interdisciplinary knowledge on how urban centres and regions in locations of varying climates, lifestyles, income levels, and stages development are creating synergies and reducing trade-offs in the development of resilient, resource-efficient, environmentally friendly, liveable, socially equitable, integrated, and technology-enabled centres and regions.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureLandscape art & architecturePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologyScience & MathematicsGeographyHuman geographyScience & MathematicsRegional & area planningUrban & municipal planning Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Publication Date: 10/09/2022 ISBN-13: 9783030877460  Details: Type: Books & other media combined Format: Books
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Robert Brears is the author of several books focused on water security and the green economy. He is a Director on the International Board of the Indo Global Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture, and founder of Mitidaption & Mark and Focus. Previously he was a Visiting Scholar (non-resident) at the Center for Conflict Studies at MIIS, Monterey, United States. He is a contributing author for the World Bank's Water Blog, United Nations Industrial Development Organization's Making It Magazine, Green Growth Knowledge Platform's Insight Blog, Johns Hopkins University's Water Magazine, China Water Risk, Water Online and RepRisk. Robert has published widely on water security, water resources management, and related issues, and has conducted field research around the world, including Antarctica.

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