The Challenges of Local Environmental Problems Facing the Urban Poor in Chittagong, Bangladesh: A Scale-Sensitive Analysis

Author(s): Dr. M. Maksudur Rahman   Graham Haughton   Andrew E G Jonas

Journal Name: Environment and Urbanization

Volume & Link: 22 Issue 2

Publisher: SAGE Journals

Year: 2010

Abstract:

This paper explores local environmental problems at both the household and neighbourhood levels in Chittagong, based on a broad-spectrum household survey. The survey shows that households in poor areas are very exposed to localized environmental problems and thus necessarily develop a wide range of coping strategies around the living space. Yet poorer households are less likely to express their concerns about neighbourhood environmental issues, despite experiencing many problems at this level. This paper investigates the interface between household and neighbourhood environmental problems

Citation:

Rahman M. M., Haughton G. and Jonas A. E. G. (2010) The Challenges of Local Environmental Problems Facing the Urban Poor in Chittagong, Bangladesh: A Scale-Sensitive Analysis, Environment and Urbanization, vol. 22 Issue 2, pp. 561-578 

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