|Subtitle:||Searching for New, Realistic Approaches with Respect to the Developing World|
|Authors / Editors:||Janusz Niemczynowicz|
|Category:||Proceedings of the International Symposium on Integrated Water Management in Urban Areas, held in Lund, Sweden, September 1995|
|TOC:||Table of contents|
The continuing growth of urban populations throughout the world is one of the most frightening problems of today. The problems of megacities, i.e. those with more than 10 million inhabitants and which are growing fastest in developing countries, must be fully recognized within the context of the world environment.
The book presents two basically different philosophies which are, however, not contradictory and can be applied simultaneously in the future. The challenge is to achieve a well-balanced mix that is appropriate for a given location, with its local culture, climate and socio-economic conditions.