Urbanisation and Inequalities in a Post-Malthusian Context

Challenges for the Sustainable Development Agenda

  • Sylvia Szabo

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Population Studies book series (BRIEFSPOPULAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sylvia Szabo
    Pages 1-12
  3. Sylvia Szabo
    Pages 13-27
  4. Sylvia Szabo
    Pages 103-122

About this book


The book examines contemporary urban challenges and opportunities within the context of the traditional Malthusian theory. The book reorients the classic Malthusian debate on population and food by focusing on global urbanisation and its consequences for peoples’ access to basic means of subsistence.  Case studies from both developing and developed countries provide a comprehensive overview of the issues related to availability of food and water in an urban context. The book suggests that the concern for human survival is still relevant and can be exacerbated by rapid urbanisation, and that the negative impacts of urban processes require an increased attention of the international community as we enter the new Sustainable Development Goals era.


Malthusian Theory Sustainable Development Agenda Urbanisation Inequalities Food Security

Authors and affiliations

  • Sylvia Szabo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom

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