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作者 Gunaratna, K. Locana, author
書名 Towards equitable progress : essays from a South Asian perspective / by K. Locana Gunaratna
出版項 Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2018
國際標準書號 9789811089237 (electronic bk.)
9789811089220 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-981-10-8923-7 doi
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說明 1 online resource (xiii, 167 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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系列 South Asia economic and policy studies, 2522-5502
South Asia economic and policy studies
附註 Part 1: Basic Concerns -- Chapter 1. Development: the Concept -- Chapter 2. Sustainable Development -- Chapter 3. Science, Ethics and Development -- Chapter 4. Climate Change: the Facts -- Part 2: Spatial Concerns -- Chapter 5. Managing Climate Change -- Chapter 6. Managing Urbanization -- Chapter 7. Urban Primacy -- Chapter 8. Conserving Cultural Heritage Sites -- Chapter 9. A National Spatial Policy -- Part 3: Conclusions -- Chapter 10 Summary of Conclusions -- Chapter 11. Sustainable Development
This book gathers a collection of essays presented from the perspective of a spatial planner whose working life has been immersed in South Asia. It concerns some of the serious challenges that need to be confronted in the South Asian context, including the externalities and ethical concerns that arise in the process of development. The mid-20th century saw a considerable focus in the West on assisting those countries emerging from European colonial domination. Theories were propounded and international agencies established to facilitate a process called 'development' in these countries. However, even after six decades of extraordinary expenditures and effort, millions among the targeted populations remain illiterate, live in abject poverty, and are the most vulnerable groups to external disasters, debilitating diseases and untimely death. In addition, the book reveals the theoretical inadequacies that negatively impact ongoing development efforts. Lastly, it identifies an available alternative set of science-based approaches that could facilitate the serious pursuit of equitable progress in South Asia and potentially also in other low and middle income countries
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Sustainable development -- Southeast Asia
Regional planning -- Southeast Asia
Development Economics
Development and Sustainability
Urban Economics
Alt Author SpringerLink (Online service)
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