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xiii, 348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: Origins of the Sustainability Concept 1. Ebenezer Howard, 1898 "The Three Magnets" from Garden Cities of To-morrow 2. Lewis Mumford, 1938 "Cities and the Crisis of Civilization" from The Culture of Cities 3. Aldo Leopold, 1949 "The Land Ethic" from A Sand County Almanac 4. Jane Jacobs, 1961 "Orthodox Planning and The North End" from The Death and Life of Great American Cities 5. Ian L. McHarg, 1969 "Plight and Prospect" from Design With Nature 6. Andre Gunder Frank, 1967 "The Development of Underdevelopment" from Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America 7. Donella Meadows et al., 1972 "Perspectives, Problems, and Models" from The Limits to Growth 8. Herman Daly, 1973 "The Steady-State Economy" from Toward a Steady-State Economy 9. World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987 "Towards Sustainable Development" from Our Common Future 10. United Nations, 1992, 1996 "The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development" and Introduction to Chapter 7 from Agenda 21 (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development) and "The Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements" from the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements Part II: Dimensions of Urban Sustainability Land Use and Urban Design 11. Peter Calthorpe, 1993 "The Next American Metropolis" from The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream 12. Jan Gehl, 1980 "Outdoor Space and Outdoor Activities" from Life Between Buildings Transportation: 13. Robert Cervero, 1998 "Transit and the Metropolis: Finding Harmony" from The Transit Metropolis: A Global Inquiry 14. Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy, 1999 "Traffic Calming" from Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence 15. John Pucher, Charles Komanoff and Paul Shimek, 1999 "Bicycling Renaissance in North America?" Transportation Research A 213 Urban Ecology and Restoration: 16. Ann Whiston Spirn, 1984 "City and Nature" from The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design 17. Tim Beatley, 1994 "Land Development and Endangered Species: Emerging Conflicts" from Habitat Conservation Planning 18. Ann Riley, 1997 "What Is Restoration?" from Restoring Streams in Cities Energy and Materials Use: 19. Herbert Girardet, 1999 "The Metabolism of Cities" from Creating Sustainable Cities 20. John Tillman Lyle, 1994 "Waste as a Resource" from Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development Environmental Justice and Social Equity: 21. Robert Bullard, 1990 "People-of-Color Environmentalism" from Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality (Third Edition) 22. Dolores Hayden, 1984 "Domesticating Urban Space" from Redesigning the American Dream: The Future of Housing, Work, and Family Life Economic Development: 23. David Pearce and Edward B. Barbier, .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415311861 20160527
The Sustainable Urban Development Reader brings together classic readings from a wide variety of sources to investigate how our cities and towns can become more sustainable. Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, whilst the editors' introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning exercises, and further reading. Providing background in theory, practical application, and vision, in a clear, accessible format, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader is an essential resource for students, professionals, and indeed anyone interested in the future of urban environments. Edward B. Barbier.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415311861 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 257 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword by Peter Clavelle-- Introduction-- How Communities Meet Human Needs-- Perceiving the Community as a Whole System-- Community Capacity and Sustainability-- Systems Thinking for Communities-- Celebrating Assets and Creating a Vision-- Envisioning a Beautiful World-- The Challenge of Change-- Whole System Strategies-- Leverage Points-- Initiating Action-- Success-- The Living, Learning, Caring Community-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865714991 20160528
Most of the world's population now lives in cities, but despite wide agreement on the core values of sustainable societies, municipalities are so busy solving current problems they don't have the time or resources to plan effective action for sustainability. The Key to Sustainable Cities uses the principles of system dynamics to demonstrate how today's problems were yesterday's solutions. The book points to a new approach to city planning that builds on assets as a starting point for cities to develop healthy social, governance, economic, and environmental systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865714991 20160528
Green Library
155 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xxv, 373 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- As We Build So Shall We Live-- The City in Evolution-- The City in Nature-- The City in History-- The City Today-- Access and Transportation-- What to Build-- Plunge On In -- Economics and Politics-- Tools to Fit the Task-- What the Fast Breaking News May Mean-- Toward Strategies for Success-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865715523 20160609
Most of the world's population now lives in cities. So if we are to address the problems of environmental deterioration and peak oil adequately, the city has to be a major focus of attention. Ecocities is about re-building cities and towns based on ecological principles for the long term sustainability, cultural vitality and health of the Earth's biosphere. Unique in the literature is the book's insight that the form of the city really matters - and that it is within our ability to change it, and crucial that we do. Further, that the ecocity within its bioregion is comprehensible and do-able, and can produce a healthy and potentially happy future. Ecocities describes the place of the city in evolution, nature and history. It pays special attention to the key question of accessibility and transportation, and outlines design principles for the ecocity. The reader is encouraged to plunge in to its economics and politics: the kinds of businesses, planning and leadership required. The book then outlines the tools by which a gradual transition to the ecocity could be accomplished. Throughout, this new edition is generously illustrated with the author's own inspired visions of what such rebuilt cities might actually look like. Richard Register is one of the world's great theorists and authors in ecological city design and planning. The founder of Urban Ecology and Ecocity Builders, he convened the first International Ecocity Conference in 1990, lectures around the world, and has authored two previous books, as well as an earlier edition of Ecocities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865715523 20160609
Green Library
viii, 355 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
  • Introduction
  • Oregon
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New England
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Washington
  • Conclusion.
Green Library
1 online resource (viii, 286 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • Generational responses: why a third? / Pamela Robinson, Ann Dale
  • Sustainability and integrated approaches to regional planning / Kevin Hanna, D. Scott Slocombe
  • Map-making as place-making: building social capital for urban sustainability / Nina-Marie Lister
  • Planning for sustainability: moving from plan to action / Pamela Robinson
  • Towards walkable urban neighbourhoods / Lenore Newman, Levi Waldron
  • United we can: a street charity that makes a difference / Ann Dale
  • Chickens in the city: the urban agriculture movement / Nick Weigeldt
  • Finding opportunities for urban sustainability in cottage life / Nik Luka
  • Urban-rural tensions, place, and community sustainability / William T. Dushenko
  • Sustainable buildings: a necessary component of sustainable communities / Rodney C. McDonald.
Given ongoing concerns about global climate change and its impacts on cities, the need for sustainable planning has never been greater. This book explores concrete ways to achieve urban sustainability based on integrated planning, policy development, and decision-making. Urban Sustainability is the first book to provide an applied interdisciplinary perspective on the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in this area. Bringing together researchers and practitioners to explore leading innovations on the ground, this volume combines the theoretical underpinnings of urban sustainability with current practices through highly readable narrative case studies. The contributors also provide fresh perspectives on how issues related to sustainable urban planning and development can be reconciled through collaborative partnerships and engagement processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442644816 20180521
xvi, 237 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Urban Change and the Environment: into the Twenty-First Century Urbanization and the environment-- Sustainable cities: critics and sceptics-- Understanding sustainability- Positivism and the environment- Constructivism and the cultural politics of the environment-- Sustainable development and the globalization of capital-- Globalization, neoliberalism and urban development-- The social agenda of urban environmentalism-- Urban environmentalism and the management of conflict. Chapter 2: Urban Environmental Agendas Introduction-- Sustainable development and cities-- Getting there: a brief histoory of urban environmental agendas- A tale of two cities- Cities and the Earth Summit- Johannesburg and Berlin: the double helix-- Cities, space and planning-- The conceptualization of cities-The rationalization of planning-The debate on urban form-The technical focus-- The social agenda- Equity, health and environmental justice- Local democracy and urban governance- Community- Get a life: lifestyles and livlihoods-- Conclusions Chapter 3: The Environmental and Postmodern Spatial Consciousness Sustainable cities and postmodern lives-- Environmentalism and postmodernity-- Ontological insecurity-- Risk-- Survival-- Ethics-- Sociality/solidarity-- Individualization-- Urban integration and governability-- Conclusions Chapter 4: Discourse, Power and the Environment as Urban Ideology Introduction-- Discourse and the shaping of urban reality- The importance of discourse- Dicourse and planning theory-- Discourse analysis, planning and social change- The linguistic emphasis- The environment as a field of knowledge- Environmental knowledge/power- Green governmentality- Discursive and non-discursive practices Chapter 5: Urban Environmentalism in Action 1: Competitiveness and the Quality of Life in Birmingham, UK Introduction-- Urban discourse: economic restructuring, planning and the environment- The demise of planning and the eclipse of the environment- The environment as image- Internationalizing the image: sustainability mark 1-Sustainability mark 2: morality and performance- Policy and discourse: constructions of the environment: Institutions: the regulation of environmental quality and welfare- The state, planning and the environment- Scales of government and urban environmental policy- Competition, partnership and privatization of the poor- Institutions and the mobilization of meaning-- Spatial form: greening up- and down-market- Recycling the city centre- Environmental consumption and gentrifcation- Economic restructuring and the greening of poverty-Spatial organization and the ecological environment-- Conclusions Chapter 6: Urban Environmentalism in Action 2: Democracy and Participation in Lodz, Poland Introduction-- Urban discourse: the environment in transition- The concept of nature and the environment: the communist version- Urbanization and spatial development in the socialist period- Environmental policy under socialism- Alternative voices: challenges to the party narrative-- Institutions and the (de)mobilization of meaning in the transition period- The shift toward the European Union and environmental internationalism- Decentralization and urban environment management- Local spatial planning and politics-- Spatial form: getting into line?- The new spatial economy- New socio-spatial division- The housing market and spatial consumption- City image and place promotion- Urban environmental conditions in the new millenium-- Conclusions Chapter 7: Urban Environmentalism in Action 3: Defusing Violence in Medellin, Colombia Introduction-- Urban planning discourse: environments of harmony and peaceful coexistance- The tragic end of modernism and its environmental precipitation- Death, life and the environment- Re-stating security and new spaces of peaceful coexistance-- The institutional mobilization and control of meaning- The institutional com.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415304818 20160527
A critical examination of urban policies and management practices used to make cities sustainable. With an international perspective, the book describes urban environmental agendas and how they arose in the context of globalization, urban economic restructuring, and the need to make cities competitive. It argues that the environment became an integral part of city development policy, turning attention not only to physical and ecological issues but also to improving the economic performance of cities and the lives of citizens. The authors also go beyond the technical issues to explore the political importance of urban environmentalism, using case studies to illustrate both its international scope and place-specific characteristics which are inexorably influencing city development throughout the world. In connecting the concept to its political effects, the book raises issues such as local democracy, equality and social regulation, all of which are increasingly concerning academics, professionals, environmentalists and city authorities alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415304818 20160527
Green Library
xiv, 228 p. : ill., cartes ; 23 cm.
Green Library


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