Urban and Rural Developments: Perspectives, Strategies and Challenges

Vivian Fletcher (Editor)

Series: Urban Development and Infrastructure
BISAC: SOC026020



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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This book provides research on urban and rural developments. Chapter One reviews Japanese tourism-based community development and provides recommendations for development options in Japan. Chapter Two identifies the main challenges of territorial impacts of sectoral and territorially based policies. Chapter Three addresses mollusk gatherers in the main traditional communities of northeastern Brazil and explores how these communities face problems in maintaining their exclusive living conditions and identities. Chapter Four analyzes a Nigerian case for urban growth and rural development. Chapter Five explicates Nigeria’s approach to the provision of infrastructure for urban housing. Chapter Six disentangles the poorly understood relationship between landfills and economic development. Chapter Seven examines professional sports franchises and city status. Chapter Eight discusses the planning implications of an Edge Sports Complex in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. An Overview of Japanese Tourism-Based Community Development: Definitions and Successes
Yukio Yotsumoto, Junwoo Han and Nobuyuki Hatada (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan, and others)

Chapter 2. Theory and Reality of Rural and Urban Perspectives in the Context of Territorial Cohesion and Regional Development in the Czech Republic
Martin Pelucha (Department of Regional Studies, University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic)

Chapter 3. Development Pressures on Urban and Rural Traditional Fishing Communities in Brazil: A Case of Tropical Mollusk Gatherers
Simone Ferreira Teixeira, Anna Carla Ferreira Feitosa de Souza, Daniele Mariz and Susmara Silva Campos (University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Urban Growth and Rural Development: The Nigerian Case
Wapwera Samuel Danjuma and Daniel Maren Mallo (Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria)

Chapter 5. Bridging the Gaps in Infrastructure for Urban Housing in Nigeria: New Thinking, New Strategies
Daniel Maren Mallo and Wapwera Samuel Danjuma (Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria)

Chapter 6. Re-thinking Landfills as Asset: Empirical Evidence from Urban Ghana
Ebenezer Owusu-Sekyere (Department of Development Studies, University for Development Studies WA, Ghana)

Chapter 7. Professional Sports Franchises and City Status: Los Angeles and the National Football League
Chen Chen and Daniel S. Mason (University of Alberta, Canada)

Chapter 8. Soccer in North-America, the Planning Implications of an Edge Sports Complex in Scottsdale, Arizona
Carlos J.L. Balsas (Geography and Planning, University at Albany, NY, USA)


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