Chapter 1: Introduction

Rohinton Emmanuel*

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The developing world has seen an urban transformation dramatic even by the standards of our urbanized world today. Urban population in the developing world has overtaken that of the developed world in less than a generation. However, the urban challenges within this region remain diverse: managing the near-saturated urbanization in Latin America (the world’s most urbanized continent), rapid transformation into ‘metacities’ in Asia and the fastest rates of urbanization (albeit from a low base) in Africa. The urban growth in the tropics - much of it in the developing world - is particularly distinctive, from demographic, cultural and climatic points of view….

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Climate Challenges in the Tropics: Rethinking Planning and Design Opportunities
EditorsRohinton Emmanuel
PublisherImperial College Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781783268412
ISBN (Print)9781783268405
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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