Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence

Author:   Peter Newman ,  Jeffrey R. Kenworthy
Publisher:   Island Press
Edition:   2nd None ed.
ISBN:  

9781559636605


Pages:   464
Publication Date:   01 February 1999
Format:   Paperback
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Sustainability and Cities examines the urban aspect of sustainability issues, arguing that cities are a necessary focus for that global agenda. The authors make the case that the essential character of a city's land use results from how it manages its transportation, and that only by reducing our automobile dependence will we be able to successfully accommodate all elements of the sustainability agenda. The book begins with chapters that set forth the notion of sustainability and how it applies to cities and automobile dependence. The authors consider the changing urban economy in the information age, and describe the extent of automobile dependence worldwide. They provide an updated survey of global cities that examines a range of sustainability factors and indicators, and, using a series of case studies, demonstrate how cities around the world are overcoming the problem of automobile dependence. They also examine the connections among transportation and other issues-including water use and cycling, waste management, and greening the urban landscape-and explain how all elements of sustainability can be managed simultaneously. The authors end with a consideration of how professional planners can promote the sustainability agenda, and the ethical base needed to ensure that this critical set of issues is taken seriously in the world's cities. Sustainability and Cities will serve as a source of both learning and inspiration for those seeking to create more sustainable cities, and is an important book for practitioners, researchers, and students in the fields of planning, geography, and public policy.

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Author:   Peter Newman ,  Jeffrey R. Kenworthy
Publisher:   Island Press
Imprint:   Island Press
Edition:   2nd None ed.
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 25.40cm
Weight:   0.798kg
ISBN:  

9781559636605


ISBN 10:   1559636602
Pages:   464
Publication Date:   01 February 1999
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Peter Newman is associate professor of city policy and director of the Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia and visiting professor of city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Jeffrey Kenworthy is senior lecturer in urban environments at Murdoch University and is currently visiting professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder. They are co-authors of Cities and Automobile Dependence and Winning Back the Cities.

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