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Sustainable Urbanization in the Information Age

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This book talks about sustainable urbanization as the key consideration in environmental planning and management to improve living conditions for the 2.5 billion poor in the world. It examines policies and actions that might provide new, more effective responses to poverty, social justice, environmental degradation and other challenges as humans increasingly congregate in urban agglomerations. It also examines the experiences how the private sector and civil society can contribute to achieving sustainable urbanization. The book contains views of representatives of cities from all over the world in dealing with sustainable urbanization and information communication technologies.

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Introduction

I want to introduce this book by paraphrasing Sibyll Moholy – Nagy who, in her seminal book “Matrix of Man”, made the observation that cities behave much like living organisms. They both need to replace themselves cell by cell in order to stay alive. Without this constant renewal, cities behave just like living organisms; they atrophy and ultimately die.

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