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How Is Urban Land Use Unique?

Dagmar Haase

in Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026901
eISBN:
9780262322126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses current urban land use (form, size, and shape of cities and urban areas) against a global background. The specifics of urban land use (surface characteristics, dynamics of ... More


Land Disputes, the Informal City, and Environmental Discourse in Cairo

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter shows how land has become “contested space” desired by opposing interests. The “interests” that are described encourage the government to remove residents and workers from land coveted ... More


The Effect of Urban Land-Use Regulations on Density: The Case of Selected Indian Cities

Kala Seetharam Sridhar

in Seeking Middle Ground: Land, Markets, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199495450
eISBN:
9780199097685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495450.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Urban land is crucial to economic productivity and growth in cities, given substantial land intensive economic activity takes place. While land use regulations are needed for inclusive growth and to ... More


Labor Strategy and the Politics of Elite Division in Midtown Manhattan

Ian Thomas MacDonald

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses a campaign by the New York hotel workers to ensure new hotels built in East Midtown will employ unionized labor and continue to offer decent wages and benefits. This case shows ... More


Why Is Sustainable Urban Water Management Critical for Survival of Cities?

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Thirsty Cities: How Indian Cities Can Meet their Water Needs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099550
eISBN:
9780199084517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099550.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter first highlights the importance of cities in India’s economic advancement. It portrays the key water-related problems facing Indian cities and towns based on an analysis of empirical ... More


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