This title was first published in 2003. Seven years after Habitat II culminated with the Istanbul agreement on Sustainable Urban Development, this book brings together many of the world's leading experts from the fields of architecture, urban planning, economics, sociology, politics, environment and geography to assess the successes and failures in fulfilling the objectives decided upon at this historic meeting. Illustrated with a wide range of case studies, this volume is divided into three main sections; firstly examining the challenges, secondly, the approaches, and finally, the practices. The book represents a critical appraisal not only of the issues related to urban development but also of the modalities to face these issues from real examples, these in return can be used as starting points to construct new 'real utopias' or at least, to future 'best practices'.

chapter |38 pages


ByLuigi Fusco Girard

part I|1 pages

An Environmental Approach

chapter |16 pages

Introduction to Part I

ByPasquale De Toro

chapter Chapter 1|15 pages

The Sustainable City in an Age of Globalization

ByPeter Hall

chapter Chater 2|18 pages

Is Urban Development in the Third World Sustainable?

ByAlan Gilbert

chapter Chapter 3|17 pages

Urban ‘Unsustainability’ and Environmental Conflict 1

ByJoan Martinez-Alier

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

The Role of Intrinsic Values for Naturalization of the City

ByJ. Baird Callicott

chapter Chapter 6|24 pages

Sustainable Urban Strategies for Developing Countries

ByAnil Laul

chapter Chapter 7|10 pages

La Maison des Hommes: Chandigarh as a Sustainable City

BySarbjeet Singh Sandhu

chapter Chapter 9|15 pages

Strategic Policy Scenarios for Sustainable Mobility

ByEvgenia Dimitrakopoulou, Maria Giaoutzi

part II|1 pages

An Inclusive Approach

chapter |15 pages

Introduction to Part II

ByMaria Cerreta

chapter Chapter 10|10 pages

A Better and Stronger System of Humane Governance at the Turn of the Century 1

ByÜner Kirdar

chapter Chapter 11|20 pages

City and Justice: Social Movements in the City

ByDavid Harvey

chapter Chapter 16|20 pages

Creating Neighbourhoods in Balance: Issues and Solutions

ByKeith Richardson

chapter Chapter 18|11 pages

Illegibility: A Milieu for Participation

ByBohuslav Blazek

chapter Chapter 19|11 pages

The Sustainable City and the Role of the City-Building Professions

ByLeonie Sandercock

part III|1 pages

An Integrated Approach

chapter |12 pages

Introduction to Part III

ByFabiana Forte

chapter Chapter 20|15 pages

Integrative Policymaking for the Improvement of the Quality of Urban Life

ByNicole Rijkens-Klomp, Martin van de Lindt, Marjolein B.A. van Asselt, Jan Rotmans

chapter Chapter 21|12 pages

Integrated Assessment of Urban Revitalization Projects

ByPeter Nijkamp, Francesca Medda

chapter Chapter 22|28 pages

Integrated Conservation and Environmental Challenge: Reflections on the Swedish Case of Habitat

ByNanne Engelbrektsson, Jan Rosvall

chapter Chapter 24|12 pages

Cultural Heritage Conservation in China: Some Significant Good Practices

ByGuang-Jun Jin, Cong-xia Zhao

chapter Chapter 26|13 pages

The Social and Economic Attractiveness of the Urban Environment: An Exercise in the Valuation of Public Space in Barcelona 1

ByJosep Roca Cladera, Malcolm C. Burns, Pilar García Almirall

chapter |6 pages

An Open Conclusion

ByBruno Forte

chapter |3 pages

Naples Declaration

Edited ByLuigi Fusco Girard, Bruno Forte, Maria Cerreta, Pasquale De Toro, Fabiana Forte