Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change

Author:   Peter Newman ,  Timothy Beatley ,  Heather Boyer
Publisher:   Island Press
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9781597264983


Pages:   184
Publication Date:   01 January 2009
Format:   Hardback
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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. Rather than responding with fear (as a legion of doomsaying prognosticators have done), they choose hope. This is not a book filled with blue sky theory (although blue skies will be a welcome result of its recommendations). Rather, it is packed with practical ideas, some of which are already working in cities today. It frankly admits that our cities have problems that will worsen if they are not addressed, but it suggests that these problems are solvable. And the time to begin solving them is now.

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Author:   Peter Newman ,  Timothy Beatley ,  Heather Boyer
Publisher:   Island Press
Imprint:   Island Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.408kg
ISBN:  

9781597264983


ISBN 10:   1597264989
Pages:   184
Publication Date:   01 January 2009
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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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


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


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


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


Author Information

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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