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Tackling urban sustainability on global scale
Date:12/5/2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. As the world's urban areas continue to grow, evidenced by rampant poverty and squalor from Shanghai to Rio de Janeiro, the question becomes: How can we focus on protecting environmental resources for future generations when so many kids are dying today?

That's the dilemma posed by "Urban Sustainability," a new collection of essays by eminent scholars from around the globe. The 714-page book, edited by Michigan State University's Igor Vojnovic, probes the balance between managing city growth, environmental degradation and inequality.

Vojnovic, associate professor of geography and urban and regional planning, said a child below the age of 5 dies every three seconds of poverty-related issues.

"We're not going to have the capacity to deal with urban sustainability if we do not begin to address these fundamental issues of poverty," Vojnovic said. "Poor countries have much more to think about than saving resources for future generations when so many of their people are dying right now."

The book's more than 40 authors explore how urban areas from China and India to Africa and the United States are dealing with environmental and socioeconomic urban pressures. Depending on the city, these pressures can be vastly different, making urban sustainability an incredibly complex issue to tackle on a global scale.

"Sometimes the issue is racism, sometimes poverty, sometimes political representation and most times the issues are intermingled," Vojnovic said. "And then there is the issue of dealing with resource conservation where a small group of people mostly wealthy urban residents consume a vast majority of resources while many in the world do not have drinkable water."

According to World Bank data, while the wealthiest 20 percent of the world's population accounts for 77 percent of consumption, the poorest 20 percent accounts for just 1.5 percent.

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Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University
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