Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change

Author:   Peter Newman ,  Timothy Beatley ,  Heather Boyer
Publisher:   Island Press
ISBN:  

9781597264990


Pages:   184
Publication Date:   29 November 2008
Format:   Paperback
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Half of the world's inhabitants now live in cities. In the next twenty years, the number of urban dwellers will swell to an estimated five billion people. With their inefficient transportation systems and poorly designed buildings, many cities consume enormous quantities of fossil fuels and emit high levels of greenhouse gases. But our planet is rapidly running out of the carbon-based fuels that have powered urban growth for centuries and we seem to be unable to curb our greenhouse gas emissions. Are the world's cities headed for inevitable collapse? The authors of this spirited book don't believe that oblivion is necessarily the destiny of urban areas. Instead, they believe that intelligent planning and visionary leadership can help cities meet the impending crises, and look to existing initiatives in cities around the world.

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Author:   Peter Newman ,  Timothy Beatley ,  Heather Boyer
Publisher:   Island Press
Imprint:   Island Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.305kg
ISBN:  

9781597264990


ISBN 10:   1597264997
Pages:   184
Publication Date:   29 November 2008
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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The opportunities of the twenty-first century make those of us who care about cities feel like kids in a candy store: How will cities survive and lead the way in the transformation required to combat global warming? <i>Resilient Cities</i> gives us a road map for this epic journey upon which we are embarking. --Greg Nickels mayor of Seattle, Washington


The opportunities of the twenty-first century make those of us who care about cities feel like kids in a candy store: How will cities survive and lead the way in the transformation required to combat global warming? Resilient Cities gives us a road map for this epic journey upon which we are embarking. --Greg Nickels mayor of Seattle, Washington


Unwilling to accept the collapse of our cities as an option, Newman, Beatley and Boyer have created a vision of possibilities, an inspiring artist's sketch of potentially viable and resilient urban futures. --William E. Rees Professor, School of Community & Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, Canada


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Peter Newman is professor of sustainability at Curtin University in Western Australia. He is the author of Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems (Island Press, 2007). Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia. His books include Green Urbanism (Island Press, 2000) and Ecology of Place (Island Press, 1997). Heather Boyer is senior editor at Island Press and 2005 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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