Gordon McGranahan, Ph.D. is Director of the Human Settlements Programme at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

Trained as an economist, he spent the 1990s at the Stockholm Environment Institute, where he directed their Urban Environment Programme and coordinated an international study of local environment and health problems in low- and middle-income cities. He has also worked for the World Bank and Brookhaven National Laboratory. He has published widely on urban environmental issues, and was the first author of a recent book entitled The Citizens at Risk: From Urban Sanitation to Sustainable Cities (Earthscan, 2001).

Selection of recent publications on urban sustainability by Gordon McGranahan:

McGranahan, G., Jacobi, P., Songsore, J., Surjadi, C. and Kjellén, M. 2001. Citizens at Risk: From Urban Sanitation to Sustainable Cities. Earthscan (London).

McGranahan, G. and Satterthwaite, D. 2000. Environmental health or ecological sustainability: Reconciling the brown and green agendas in urban development, In: Pugh C., (ed), Sustainable Cities in Developing Countries. Earthscan (London).

McGranahan, G. and Gerger, A. 1999. Participation and Environmental Assessment in Northern and Southern Cities, with Examples from Stockholm and Jakarta. International Journal of Environment and Pollution 11(3): 373-394.

McGranahan, G., Songsore, J., and Kjellén, M. 1999. Sustainability, poverty and urban environment transitions. In: Satterthwaite, D. (ed) The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Cities. Earthscan (London) p. 107-130.

McGranahan, G. 1998. Health, poverty and the environment: Lessons from a three city study, In: Chatterji M., Munasinghe M., Ganguly R., (eds), Environment and Health in Developing Countries, New Delhi, A.P.H. Publishing Corporation p 93-101.

McGranahan, G., Leitmann, J. and Surjadi, C. 1998. Green grass and brown roots: Understanding environmental problems in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 41(4): 505-518.

Songsore, J. and McGranahan, G. 1998. The political economy of household environmental management: Gender, environment and epidemiology in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area. World Development. 26(3): 395-412.