How does a city make sound policy decisions on sustainability and governance while simultaneously promoting economic growth and development excellence? This book focuses on the major challenges that world cities are facing in such key areas as governance, social inclusiveness, infrastructural development, financial solvency as well as environmental and ecological sustainability. Based on case studies from cities in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific, this collection of essays brings together some of the top academics, professionals and policymakers from the world over and presents their views on how to best strike the balance between growth and sustainability. The range of perspectives, ideas and depth of information makes this an invaluable resource for researchers, city planning professionals and policymakers in environment, urban development and urban economic planning.Sample Chapter(s)About the Contributors (31 KB)Chapter 1: Introduction: World Cities — Challenges of Liveability, Sustainability and Vibrancy (72 KB)Chapter 3: Well-being Creates Vibrant Cities (127 KB)Chapter 4: The Age of the City: The Challenge for Creative Cities (116 KB)Contents: Foreword (MAH Bow Tan)Introduction: World Cities — Challenges of Liveability, Sustainability and Vibrancy (Belinda YUEN & Giok Ling OOI)Good Governance — Sustainability and the City (Giok Ling OOI)Well-being Creates Vibrant Cities (Thai Ker LIU)The Age of the City: The Challenge for Creative Cities (Peter HALL)Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (Anne SCHEINBERG)Transportation for Liveable Cities: Problems, Obstacles and Successful Solutions (Vukan R VUCHIC)Biodiversity in Sustainable Cities (Loke Ming CHOU)Liveable Cities (Andrew TAN)Collaboration between the Public and Private Sectors for Urban Development (Sock-Yong PHANG)Sustainability in the Built Environment (Chye Kiang HENG & Ji ZHANG)Sustaining Cities with Climate Change: Is there a Future for Human Livelihoods? (Victor R SAVAGE)Financing Environmental Infrastructure (Ursula SCHAEFER-PREUSS)Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Growth: The Role of Cities and Urbanization (Emiel A WEGELIN & Michael LINDFIELD)Cities and Happiness in Environmental Goods (Euston QUAH & Qiyan ONG)Conclusion: World Cities — Towards a Liveable, Sustainable and Vibrant Future? (Giok Ling OOI & Belinda YUEN)Readership: Researchers, city planning professionals and related practitioners, policymakers in environment, urban development and urban economic planning.