Local environments such as cities and neighbourhoods are becoming a focal point for those concerned with environmental justice and sustainability. The Citizens at Risk takes up this emerging agenda and analyses the key issues in a refreshingly simple yet sophisticated style.For policy makers, students, academics, activists or concerned general readers, this book applies a wealth of empirical analysis and theoretical insight to the interaction of citizens, their cities and their environment.Taking a comparative look at cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the book examines: the changing nature of urban environmental risks, the rules governing the distribution of such risks and their differential impact, how the risks arise and who is responsible The authors clearly describe the most pressing urban environmental challenges, such as improving health conditions in deprived urban settlements, ensuring sustainable urban development in a globalizing world, and achieving environmental justice along with the greening of development. They argue that current debates on sustainable development fail to come to terms with these challenges, and call for a more politically and ethically explicit approach.
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chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 Urban Affluence and Shifting Environmental Burdens chapter 3 Urban Water: From Health to Sustainability 45 / Water and Urban Health chapter 4 Shifting Environmental Challenges in Accra, Jakarta and São Paulo chapter 5 Organizing Environmental Improvements in Deprived Neighbour- hoods: Plans, Markets, Local Collective Action and Beyond chapter 6 Techniques for Assessing Local Environmental Problems in Deprived Neighbourhoods chapter 7 Gender and Local Environmental Management in Accra Gender and Age Divisions of Labour in Household Environmental chapter 8 Urban Environmental Justice in a Changing World Eliminating Poverty and Achieving Sustainability: The End of a.