Habitat: Human Settlements in an Urban Age - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080214863, 9781483136530

Habitat: Human Settlements in an Urban Age

1st Edition

Authors: Angus M. Gunn
eBook ISBN: 9781483136530
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 280
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Habitat: Human Settlements in an Urban Age discusses the man-made environment and its physical setting, focusing on the urban slums of the world and rural hinterlands that caused the slums. Each chapter of this book deals with a specific issue, and the study of each issue is concluded with three questions—one answerable from the text, a second raising value questions for discussion, and a third extending the study beyond the documentation available in this text. Numerous maps, statistical charts, photographs, and end table of facts and figures are also provided to further assist in the investigation process. Topics elaborated in this text include the rural-urban system; urban frontier; rural stagnation; population; poor and rich; hazards of the environment; energy crisis; shelter for the urban millions; and planning for tomorrow. This publication is intended for secondary and tertiary students, but is also a good reference for individuals researching on the issues of habitat or human settlement.

Table of Contents

Preface The Issues of Habitat Chapter One: Rural-Urban System Chapter Two: Urban Frontier Chapter Three: Rural Stagnation Chapter Four: Bangladesh Chapter Five: Population Chapter Six: Poor and Rich Chapter Seven: Life Support Chapter Eight: Hazards of the Environment Chapter Nine: Energy Crisis Chapter Ten: Shelter for the Urban Millions Chapter Eleven: Planning for Tomorrow Chapter Twelve: The First Step Some Facts and Figures Introductory Bibliography Index


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