Megacities pp 397-418 | Cite as

Megacity Sustainability: Urban Form, Development, and Governance

Part of the Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 10)


The historical experience, governance systems, level of development, and geographical settings of each megacity are so different that it may be foolhardy to attempt to draw any conclusions based on this sample of cities. Clearly the most interesting aspects of each city’s experience must be found in the individual chapters, yet there are some significant parallels in the experiences and issues faced by these very different cities, which are worth further exploration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography and Programme in PlanningUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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