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Sustainable urban development: Pacific dream or reality? A Fiji case study

Boydell, Spike P.S. (2004) Sustainable urban development: Pacific dream or reality? A Fiji case study. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 2 (1). pp. 33-49. ISSN 1728-7456

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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission cities in Asia and the Pacific as centres of both hope identifying them as of economic and social development whilst struggling as congested centres of poverty and mental deterioration. To understand the progress being made in sustainable urban development and management, it is necessary to investigate and analyse the multiple legal, political, social, environmental, economic, ecological and cultural influences that have the potential to cloud and derail progress. The key to formulating effective policies is to first understand the existing realities and processes on the ground and then to determine ways and means of reducing the negative impacts of these of these processes and maximizing their positive impacts. Using the UN ESCAP template, this paper considers the reality of urban development in Suva, Fiji, through an investigation of the inadequacy of existing infrastructure, short term goals, political uncertainty, customary land tenure and societal confusion over aspirations for comment alongside traditional customary ways.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Land Management and Development
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2004 09:42
Last Modified: 02 May 2012 07:54

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