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Title The Basin of Mexico : critical environmental issues and sustainability / Exequiel Ezcurra ... [and others].

Published Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  363.70097253 BASI    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The environmental history of the basin -- 3. The socio-economy of the Basin of Mexico -- 4. Recent changes in the environmental situation of the basin -- 5. The driving forces of environmental change -- 6. The vulnerability of the basin -- 7. The response to the environmental problem -- 8. Conclusions.
Summary "The Basin of Mexico discusses the question of urban sustainability in Mexico City, one of the largest megacities on earth. Mexico City is an immense laboratory that reflects the environmental viability of the large cities of the developing world."--BOOK JACKET. "For some environmentalists, the urban and demographic growth of the Basin of Mexico is of grave concern, not only because of the attendant socio-economic consequences of such an immense concentration of population, but also because of the pressures that the clustering of some 18 million people may inflict on the environment. For others, the urban concentration of Mexico City is the logical result of the industrial development and the technological progress of the twentieth century, and does not represent a problem in itself, as technological development may provide the means to defeat the environmental and health problems spawned by urban growth."--BOOK JACKET.
"The book examines some of these questions in a historic perspective, arguing that the depletion of natural resources in the Basin of Mexico is not just a recent phenomenon."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Ezcurra, Exequiel.
Subject Mexico City Metropolitan Area (Mexico) -- Environmental conditions.