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Title Environment and housing in Third World cities / edited by Hamish Main and Stephen Wyn Williams.

Published Chichester ; New York : J. Wiley, c1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  307.76091724 ENVI    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 265 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes Includes some papers presented at a workshop held by the Third World Science, Technology & Development Forum at Staffordshire University in September 1991.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 1. Introduction / Hamish Main -- 2. Perspectives on urban vulnerability to earthquake hazard in the Third World / Martin Degg -- 3. Industrial hazards, vulnerability and planning in Third World cities, with reference to Bhopal and Mexico City / Gordon Walker -- 4. Continuity through adversity: recovery from the 1960 earthquake in Agadir, Morocco / Hazel Barrett, Howard Fox and Linda Stanier -- 5. Global system, local problems: environmental impacts of transnational corporations along Mexico's northern border / Leslie Sklair -- 6. Low-income housing, the environment and mining on the Witwatersrand, South Africa / Malcolm Lupton and Tony Wolfson -- 7. The incidence and causes of slope failures in the barrios of Caracas, Venezuela / Virginia Jimenez-Diaz -- 8. Responses of low-income communities to environmental challenges in Hong Kong / Cecilia Chan.
9. Marginal urban environments as havens for low-income housing: Third World regional comparisons / Hamish Main and Stephen Wyn Williams -- 10. Urban housing and services in Anglophone West Africa: coping with an inadequate environment / Margaret Peil -- 11. Housing and environment in an Indian city: a case of a squatter settlement in Allahabad, India / Harikesh N. Misra -- 12. Urban environmental controls and low-income housing in southern Africa / Deborah Potts -- 13. Traditional housing and future urban planning strategy in Katsina, Nigeria / Michael Mutter -- 14. Conclusion / Stephen Wyn Williams.
Other author Williams, Stephen W. (Stephen Wyn)
Main, Hamish.
Third World Science, Technology & Development Forum.
Subject Housing -- Location -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries.
Urban poor -- Housing -- Location -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries.
Slums -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries.
Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Developing countries.
Urban geology -- Developing countries.
Natural disasters -- Developing countries.
ISBN 0471948314
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