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The Peri-Urban Interface: Approaches to Sustainable Natural and Human Resource Use
Binding: Paperback, illustrated edition edition, 272 pages
Publisher: Earthscan Publications Ltd.
Weight: 1.19 pound
Dimension: H: 0.94 x L: 9.06 x W: 6.14 inches
ISBN 10: 184407188X
ISBN 13: 9781844071883
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Book Description:
The only comprehensive book on peri urban (rural urban) areas of the developing world, home to hundreds of millions of people; written by the leading researchers and practitioners in the field
Complete coverage of core topics including resource sustainability, livelihoods, agriculture, urbanization, planning, and governance, and future action plans for research and problem solving
Vast case material from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Peri urban interfaces the places where urban and rural areas meet suffer from the greatest problems to humans caused by rapid urbanization, including intense pressures on resources, slum formation, lack of adequate services such as water and sanitation, poor planning, and agriculture land degradation. These areas, home to hundreds of millions of people, face unique problems and need unique and innovative approaches and solutions.

This book, authored by top researchers and practitioners, covers the full breadth and depth of the impacts of rapid urbanization on livelihoods, poverty, and resources in the peri urban zone, and lays out strategies for researching and overcoming these problems and promoting truly sustainable natural and human resource development.

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