The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Working Paper - No. 20

Environmental Issues in the Cities of the Developing World

12 May 1984

Author: Nigel Harris

Publication Date: 1990

Environmental concern has tended to be preoccupied with issues of natural resources, the great questions of the preservation of the natural habitat and endowments of the planet, rather than what are in some ways the more intractable problems of human interaction. Some of the worst problems of human survival are now concentrated in the great cities of the developing world, symbolised in the catastrophe of Bhopal in India, even though Europe, North America and Japan produce far greater quantities of pollutants than the rest of the world.

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