Megacities and Rapid Urbanization: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Megacities and Rapid Urbanization: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Science & Engineering for 2019.

Release Date: July, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 612
ISBN13: 9781522592761|ISBN10: 1522592768|EISBN13: 9781522592778|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9276-1


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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Effective Management
  • Environmental Effects
  • Housing Management
  • Industrialization
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Transportation Systems
  • Urban Governance
  • Urban Growth
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Sprawl

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