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Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2
Author:
Peter Newman

Sustainability assessment is growing as a new way to integrate environmental matters with economic and social considerations. The emerging techniques and processes are examined in terms of their application to cities on three levels: projects, plans, and buildings. The global context is used to examine the development of sustainability assessment...

Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2
Author:
Lee Schipper

Asian cities have witnessed rapid urbanization and an unprecedented rate of motorization in the last decade. Because of this, negative externalities of urban transport such as congestion and environmental impacts have become serious concerns. A number of past studies in this field have shown that health risks are high in key Asian cities...

Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2
Author:
Absar Kazmi
Hiroaki Furumai

The aim of this paper is to introduce the concept of sustainable urban wastewater management in the Asian context. Sewerage systems are key facilities to support public health and sound development in urban areas. They exist in most of the rapidly developing cities of Asia; however, a range of practical, financial, political, and environmental...

Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2
Author:
Brendan Gillespie

The international community has agreed to halve the proportion of people without access to safe water and sanitation by 2015. Achieving this task is a major challenge that will require strengthened efforts from all stakeholders, and, according to some estimates, a doubling of financial commitment (see Winpenny 2003). Currently, 1.1 billion people...

Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2
Author:
Atsushi Terazono
Yuichi Moriguchi
Yuko Sato Yamamoto
Shin-ichi Sakai
Bulent Inanc
Jianxin Yang
Stephen Siu
Ashok V. Shekdar
Dong-Hoon Lee
Azni B. Idris
Albert A. Magalang
Genandrialine L. Peralta
Chun-Chao Lin
Pireeyutma Vanapruk
Thumrongrut Mungcharoen

This paper provides an overview of solid waste generation and management in Asia, which, with rapid economic growth and urbanization, is becoming a major social and environmental issue. Every country or region within Asia has its own background and characteristics in relation to solid waste management and material-cycle policy, even though they...

Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2
Author:
Frank Ackerman

Materials flow through cities on a daily basis, entering as needed products and leaving as wastes. Management of municipal solid waste provides both sanitation and recovery of valuable materials. At low income levels, market forces lead to recycling with no need for planning. In developing countries today, as in developed countries in the past, the...

Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2
Author:
A. T. M. Nurul Amin

This paper starts by tracing the origin of the informal sector and urban environmental management (UEM) paradigms. Their points of intersection in solid waste management and in the provision of water supply and sanitation are investigated based on a large number of published and unpublished studies. In addition to identifying the supply- and demand...

Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2

Despite major investments in rural development, urbanization is an irreversible trend. In the wake of rapid urbanization, international cooperation has become increasingly important to support the building of local capacity to address environmental concerns. Inter-city cooperation is a recent trend in this regard. This paper discusses the major...

Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2

Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development (APFED) was established in 2001 by the Environment Congress for Asia and the Pacific (ECO ASIA), as a forum to address critical issues facing the Asia-Pacific region and to propose a model of equitable and sustainable development for the region. The 26 members of APFED were nominated by countries...

Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.2

According to an estimation by the United Nations, 15 cities in the Asia Pacific region will become megacities with a total population exceeding 10 million by 2015, and 60 percent of the total population in the region will live in urban areas by 2030 (APFED 2005). Urban environment management in Asia is now one of the most critical subjects. Being...