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ix, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction / Kefa M. Otiso and Bisola Falola
  • Part I: The politics of space : evolving legacies of segregation and marginalization
  • Understanding the Zongo: processes of socio-spatial marginalization in Ghana / Emily Anne Williamson
  • Analytical views on the cultural and spatialized narratives of Asmara / Mussa Idris
  • "Urban man in Jos": growth, transiting power and authority in a conflict-prone city / Henry Gyang Mang
  • Adapted utopia : the rise, fall, and reemergence of Ponte City / Gregory Marinic
  • Urban renewal schemes and the plight of internally displaced persons in Nigeria / Bamidele Omotunde Alabi
  • Issues and challenges in the urban renewal program of Lagos State / Adedotun Moses Atilade
  • Part II: Claiming space and rights through daily life
  • Informal citizens? Residents' perceptions of space and place in a South African informal settlement / Melissa Kelly and Letshego Isaac Lechoenyo
  • Urban spaces and human livelihoods: language use in Makoko slum settlement, Lagos mainland / Mojisola Shodipe
  • The unheralded politics of urban spaces in Nigeria : a case of city prostitution and precarious livelihoods / Obinna Innocent Ihunna
  • Urban dwellers and conflicts in Jos : issues in rights to city / Tangshak Ayuba Larab and David Nyam Ajiji
  • Modernizing Makadara Gardens : development and the struggle for urban space in Kenya / Caleb Edwin Owen.
On a planet where urbanization is rapidly expanding, nowhere is the growth more pronounced than in cities of the global South, and in particular, Africa. African metropolises are harbingers of the urban challenges that lie ahead as societies grapple with the fractured social, economic, and political relations forming within these new, often mega, cities. The African Metropolis integrates geographical and historical perspectives to examine how processes of segregation, marginalization, resilience, and resistance are shaping cities across Africa, spanning from Nigeria and Ghana to Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa. The chapters pay particular attention to the voices and daily realities of those most vulnerable to urban transformations, and to questions such as: Who governs? Who should the city serve? Who has a right to the city? And how can the built spaces and contentious legacies of colonialism and prior development regimes be inclusively reconstructed? In addition to highlighting critical contemporary debates, the book furthers our ability to examine the transformations taking place in cities of the global South, providing detailed accounts of local complexities while also generating insights that can scale up and across to similar cities around the world. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of African Studies, urban development and human geography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138069152 20180326
Green Library
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xiv, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • List of illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Ladders and Snakes Meritocracy as plutocracy What's wrong with meritocracy? Five problems Meritocracy as social system and as ideological discourse How this book is organised Part one: Genealogies Chapter one: Meritocracy's genealogies in social theory Never start with the dictionary Early genealogies, histories and geographies Ladders and level playing field Socialist roots and critique Social democratic meritocracy The critique of educational essentialism 'Just' meritocracy? The beginnings of neoliberal meritocracy Meritocracy in the neoliberal meritocracy Chapter two: 'Rising up': gender, ethnicity, class and the meritocratic deficit See where your talent takes you Partial progression and painful ladders: mid century welfare Pulling rank: problems with welfarist 'rising up' Selling 1968 Parables of progress: luminous media fables Not so cool: unequal employment Selling inequality: post-feminism, post-race...post-class? Neoliberal justice narratives The egalitarian and the meritocratic deficit Chapter three: The movement of meritocracy in political rhetoric Meritocratic feeling Thatcherism in Britain Major meritocracy Blairism and beyond Aspiration Nation Tragi-comedy: Bojo's 'hard work' Blue-collar billionaires: Farage, Trump and the destabilisation of merit Theresa May and the Middle England meritocrats Aspiration for all? Meritocracy vs. mutuality Part two: Popular parables Chapter four: Just like us? Normcore plutocrats and the popularisation of elitism Meritocracy and the extension of privilege The 1%, the new rentiers and transnational asset-stripping Normcore plutocrats Normcore aristocrats The kind parent Luxury-flaunters The new rich are different Chapter five: #Damonsplaining and the unbearable whiteness of 'merit' #Damonsplaining and externalised white male privilege Post-racial meritocracy The racialization of merit: people The racialization of merit: products The racialization of merit: production Trying to shut women up Calling out the myth of postracial meritocracy Externalised and internalised neoliberal meritocracy Chapter six: Desperate success: Managing the mumpreneur Doing it all Child labour Desperate success Entrepreneurial Man Magical femininity The mumpreneur and the branded self Disaggregation and alternatives Conclusion: Beyond neoliberal meritocracy Failing to convince The journeys of meritocracy What's the alternative? Changing the cultural pull of meritocratic hope Alternatives to the ladder Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138889552 20171009
Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for 'talent' to combine with 'effort' in order to 'rise to the top'. This idea is one of the prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in the speeches of politicians as in popular culture. In this book Jo Littler argues that meritocracy is the key cultural means of legitimation for contemporary neoliberal culture -- and that whilst it promises opportunity, it in fact creates new forms of social division. Against Meritocracy is split into two parts. Part I explores the genealogies of meritocracy within social theory, political discourse and working cultures. It traces the dramatic U-turn in meritocracy's meaning, from socialist slur to a contemporary ideal of how a society should be organised. Part II uses a series of case studies to analyse the cultural pull of popular 'parables of progress', from reality TV to the super-rich and celebrity CEOs, from social media controversies to the rise of the 'mumpreneur'. Paying special attention to the role of gender, 'race' and class, this book provides new conceptualisations of the meaning of meritocracy in contemporary culture and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138889552 20171009
Green Library
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xiv, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction and historical context
  • Definitions and evidence
  • Enslavement
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Culture
  • Sex and family life
  • Manumission and ex-slaves
  • Everyday conflict
  • Revolts
  • Representations
  • Philosophy and law
  • Decline and legacy.
An exciting study of ancient slavery in Greece and Rome This book provides an introduction to pivotal issues in the study of classical (Greek and Roman) slavery. The span of topics is broad ranging from everyday resistance to slavery to philosophical justifications of slavery, and from the process of enslavement to the decline of slavery after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The book uses a wide spectrum of types of evidence, and relies on concrete and vivid examples whenever possible. Introductory chapters provide historical context and a clear and concise discussion of the methodological difficulties of studying ancient slavery. The following chapters are organized around central topics in slave studies: enslavement, economics, politics, culture, sex and family life, manumission and ex-slaves, everyday conflict, revolts, representations, philosophy and law, and decline and legacy. Chapters open with general discussions of important scholarly controversies and the challenges of our ancient evidence, and case studies from the classical Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman periods provide detailed and concrete explorations of the issues. Organized by key themes in slave studies with in-depth classical case studiesEmphasizes Greek/Roman comparisons and contrastsFeatures helpful customized mapsTopics range from demography to philosophy, from Linear B through the fall of the empire in the westFeatures myriad types of evidence: literary, historical, legal and philosophical texts, the bible, papyri, epitaphs, lead letters, curse tablets, art, manumission inscriptions, and more Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery provides a general survey of classical slavery and is particularly appropriate for college courses on Greek and Roman slavery, on comparative slave societies, and on ancient social history. It will also be of great interest to history enthusiasts and scholars, especially those interested in slavery in different periods and societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405188050 20180403
Law Library (Crown)
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201 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION [-]Carlsberg - a multifaceted case study [-]Discovering post-industrial open spaces [-]The structure of the book[-][-]1. A BIOGRAPHICAL APPROACH TO INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES [-]Urban transformation and the need for new heuristic strategies [-]A biographical approach to landscapes [-]Investigatory techniques and source material[-] [-]2. SITE [-]Carlsberg - becoming a building site [-]Chapters to the biography of Carlsberg as relational site [-][-]3. SPACE [-]Reworking Carlsberg Square [-]Chapters the biography of Carlsberg's open spaces [-][-]4. SUB-TERRAIN [-]When the spirit of Carlsberg resided in its cellars [-]Chapters in the biography of Carlsberg's cellars [-][-]BIOGRAPHY OF INDUSTRIAL OPEN SPACES -concluding remarks [-].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789089647351 20180226
Carlsberg site, Copenhagen; landscape biography; regeneration of industrial sites.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789089647351 20180226
Green Library
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xix, 229 pages ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Future Cities: The Blue and Biophilic .- 2. Planning the Balance of Danger and Delight .- 3. Unsustainable Bounties for the Blue: Cities to the Rescue? .- 4. Making the Marine World Visible - Fostering Emotional Connections to the Sea .- 5. Reimagining the Blue Edge .- 6. Just Blue (and Biophilic) Cities .- 7. Conclusions and Trajectories: Final Reflection on Blue, Biophilic Urbanism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180122
There is a growing recognition of the contact we need with nature to be happy, healthy and to lead meaningful lives. We need that nature daily, if not hourly, and so it must be nearby to where we live and work. This is central to the concept of `biophilic cities' which is emerging as a global movement and guiding framework for city design and planning. Blue Biophilic Cities is about the promise of this movement and a kind of biophilic urbanism that is possible for cities perched on the edge of harbours and seas. In blue biophilic cities, much of the nearby nature is to be found in the marine realm. This book explores the efforts underway in a number of cities to foster new marine connections through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives. It also discusses a number of design ideas, from dynamic shoreline edges and floodable parks to living breakwaters, in order to emphasise the possibility of designing for resilience while also supporting marine biodiversity and strengthening biophilic connections to the marine world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180122
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xiii, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Bondage and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World2. Abolition in the Midst of Turmoil: The Case of Tan Emperor Wu Zong (814-846 CE)3. Environment and Enslavement in Highland Madagascar, 1500-1750: The Case for the Swahili Slave Export Trade Reassessed4. Volcanoes, Refugees and Raiders: The 1765 Macaturin Eruption and the Rise of the Iranun5. The Environment and Slave Resistance in the Cape Colony6. A Local View on Global Climate and Migration Patterns: The Impact of Cyclones and Drought on the Routier Family and their Slaves in Ile Bourbon (La Reunion), 1770-18207. The Cyclone, the Meteorologist, the Planter and the Indentured Immigrant. The Strange Story of Selective Cyclone Damage in Reunion Island, 1840s-1870s8. Egypt's Slaving Frontier: Environment, Enslavement, Social Transformations and the Local Use of Slaves in Sudan, 1780-18809. Environmental Knowledge and Resistance by Slave Transporters in the Nineteenth-Century Western Indian Ocean10. Environmental Disaster in Eastern Bengal: Colonial Capitalism and Rural Labour Force Formation in the Late Nineteenth Century11. Famine and Slavery in Africa's Red Sea World, 1887-1914.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319700274 20180226
Monsoon rains, winds, and currents have shaped patterns of production and exchange in the Indian Ocean world (IOW) for centuries. Consequently, as this volume demonstrates, the environment has also played a central role in determining the region's systems of bondage and human trafficking. Contributors trace intricate links between environmental forces, human suffering, and political conditions, examining how they have driven people into servile labour and shaped the IOW economy. They illuminate the complexities of IOW bondage with case studies, drawn chiefly from the mid-eighteenth century, on Sudan, Cape Colony, Reunion, China, and beyond, where chattel slavery (as seen in the Atlantic world) represented only one extreme of a wide spectrum of systems of unfree labour. The array of factors examined here, including climate change, environmental disaster, disease, and market forces, are central to IOW history-and to modern-day forms of human bondage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319700274 20180226
Green Library
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xiv, 341 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Green Library
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xxiv, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Building for Oil is a historical account of the oil town of Daqing in northeastern China during the formative years of the People's Republic and describes Daqing's rise and fall as a national model city. Hou Li traces the roots of the Chinese socialist state and its early industrialization and modernization policies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674983816 20180403
Green Library
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xxii, 252 pages ; 22 cm
  • List of Tables. Glossary. Preface and Acknowledgements. Introduction to the Second Edition. Introduction: The Idea of Caste. I: Hierarchies and the Politics of Citizenship 1. Pollution and Prejudice: Vestiges of Untouchability in Rural Punjab 2. Atrocities and Resistance: Dalit Assertions for Citizenship 3. Caste and Democratic Politics: A Differentiated View II: Caste in the Neo-Liberal Economy 4. Dalits in Business: Self-Employed Scheduled Castes in Urban India 5. `Caste-Blinding' and Corporate Hiring Part Three: Mobility and Mobilizations 6. Social Mobility and Quest for Autonomy: Global Contours of Ravidasi Identity 7. Battling for Dignity: Dalit Activists of Delhi. Conclusions: The Futures of Caste. Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815381211 20180213
Caste is a contested terrain in India's society and polity. This book explores contemporary realities of caste in rural and urban India. It examines questions of untouchability, citizenship, social mobility, democratic politics, corporate hiring and Dalit activism. Using rich empirical evidence from the field across Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and other parts of north India, this volume presents the reasons for the persistence of caste in India from a new perspective. The book offers an original theoretical framework for comparative understandings of the entrenched social differences, discrimination, inequalities, stratification, and the modes and patterns of their reproduction. This second edition, with a new Introduction, delves into why caste continues to matter and how caste-based divisions often tend to overlap with the emergent disparities of the new economy. A delicate balance of lived experience and hard facts, this persuasive work will serve as essential reading for students and teachers of sociology and social anthropology, social exclusion and discrimination studies, political science, development studies and public policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815381211 20180213
Green Library
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xiii, 208 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction2. Setting the Stage: Chicago, Redevelopment Machines, Blues Clubs3. The Frame: Chicago's Redevelopment Machine across Chicago, 2000-Present4. The Machine: South Side Blues-scape Interplay: 2000-Present5. South Side Blues Clubs: The Current Transformation6. Chicago's Redevelopment Reality along the Frontier.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319708171 20180403
This book examines the conflict surrounding the latest redevelopment frontier in Chicago: the city's South Side blues clubs and blocks. Like Chicago, cities such as Cleveland, St. Louis, Boston, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia are experiencing a new redevelopment machine: one of tyrannizing and fear. Its actors are adroit at working via the creation of fear to "terror-redevelop" in these historically neglected neighborhoods. The book also discusses the powerful race and class-based politics in Chicago's blues clubs that resist such change. A "leisure as resistance" framework represents the latest innovative form of opposition to the transformation of these historic sites.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319708171 20180403
Green Library
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xii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: New Urbanisms, New Citizens Chapter 1: Towards the interdisciplinary study of children and sustainable urbanism Chapter 2: Sustainable urbanisms in policy and practice Chapter 3: Living with sustainable urban technologies Chapter 4: Sustainable mobilities Chapter 5: Constituting Communities: welcoming, belonging, excluding Chapter 6: Vital Politics: children and young people's participation in public space and local decision-making Chapter 7: Making space for vitality in sustainable urbanisms: childhood and play Chapter 8: Conclusion: towards a theory of children and sustainable urban vitalities.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138809406 20180213
Urban living has dramatically changed over the past generation, refashioning children's relationships with the towns and cities in which they live, and the modes of living within them. Focusing on the global shift in urban planning towards sustainable urbanism - from master planned `sustainable communities', to the green retrofitting of existing urban environments - Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments offers a critical analysis of the challenges, tensions and opportunities for children and young people living in these environments. Drawing upon original data, Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments demonstrates how the needs, interests and participation of children and young people often remain inferior to the design, planning and local politics of new urban communities. Considering children from their crucial role as residents engaging and contributing to the vitalities of their community, to their role as consumers using and understanding sustainable design features, the book critically discusses the prospects of future inclusion of children and young people as a social group in sustainable urbanism. Truly interdisciplinary, Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments forms an original theoretical and empirical contribution to the understanding of the everyday lives of children and young people and will appeal to academics and students in the fields of education, childhood studies, sociology, anthropology, human geography and urban studies, as well as policy-makers, architects, urban planners and other professionals working on sustainable urban designs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138809406 20180213
Green Library
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200 pages : map, chart ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction. Subalternités et citadinités en Afrique : une tension heuristique -- Enjeux de (re)présentation des citadinités subalternes -- Parcours et figures de l'infra-citadinité dans le Mozambique urbain colonial (années 1940-1975), à travers le regard photographique de Ricardo Rangel -- Cartographies hybrides : Imaginaires de ville chez Mega Mingied -- La figure du descendant d'esclave urbain dans les oeuvres littéraires merina (Madagascar) : quelles représentations pour cette assignation identitaire subalterne ? -- La ville comme terrain de contestation -- "Faire fada" à Niamey. Entre imaginaire de la révolte et désir d'autonomie ? -- Gramsci et la città futura africaine. Réflexions sur les citadins subalternes et leur initiative politique -- Dynamiques d'inclusion et d'exclusion. Itinéraires sociaux et géographiques Sortir de prison, revenir en ville ? Retour sur les itinéraires urbains d'ex-détenus et de leurs proches à Yaoundé (Cameroun) -- Du karitin au hreg et retour. Spatialité subalterne et désir d'émigration au Maroc -- Lorsque les femmes s'en mêlent. Quelques trajectoires de mobilisation dans les bidonvilles de Rabat (Maroc).
"Et si la vie urbaine en Afrique ne se réduisait pas au dysfonctionnement, à l'inadaptation, voire au chaos ? Ou plus exactement, est-ce qu'il n'existerait pas sous les désordres apparents d'autres logiques citadines plus subtiles, fluides et moins aisément perceptibles, participant à la réinvention permanente de la cité et des frontières qui la jalonnent ? Ces autres récits de et dans la ville sont au coeur de cet ouvrage, qui les aborde dans leur dimension aussi bien anthropologique, géographique, qu'historique. C'est à travers des histoires de corps, d'imaginaires mis en actes, d'espoirs d'autres lendemains, de difficultés et de souffrances également, qu'une autre ville se donne à voir, moins immédiatement saisissable et néanmoins indubitablement vivace. Ainsi, les expériences citadines subalternes étudiées ici ne renvoient pas à une vision statique de situations de relégation, mais plutôt à des formes complexes d'initiatives qui émergent dans les marges ou les interstices urbains. En postulant que la ville est un haut-lieu d'acquisition de ressources, de saisissement d'occasions, de productions imaginaires, mais aussi de contestations plus ou moins directes ou détournées, l'objectif est de penser simultanément des situations de domination et des manières de composer avec elles, au quotidien. L'étude de cette tension constitutive des expériences citadines, envisagée dans différentes métropoles du continent, de la colonisation à nos jours, permet de comprendre les trajectoires de celles et ceux qui négocient leur insertion au sein de sociétés urbaines qui pourtant les marginalisent. Qu'il s'agisse de femmes de bidonvilles, de jeunes habités par le rêve d'un départ au Nord, de groupes politiquement et historiquement minorés, d'anciens détenus ou d'artistes qui tentent de sublimer les frontières sociales comme géographiques, toutes ces expériences de la ville témoignent d'un jeu complexe d'assujetissement et d'émancipation, dont le territoire citadin est à la fois le cadre, l'arène et la condition de possibilité."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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xii, 116 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • List of illustrations Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Introducing the book 1.1 Reflecting on the current debate 1.2 The contribution and the limitations of this book 1.3 Outline Chapter 2: Causes of urban-economic inequality and segregation 2.1 Macro processes and inequality 2.2 Inequality between cities 2.3 Growing inequalities in cities 2.4 Economic segregation in cities Chapter 3: Reflecting on the measurement 3.1 How to measure inequality? 3.1.1 The Gini coefficient 3.1.2 Limits to the scope 3.2 How to measure segregation? 3.2.1 The dissimilarity index 3.2.2 Sensitivity to measurement choices 3.2.3 Limits to the scope 3.3 Inequality and segregation of what? 3.3.1 Wage, income or capital 3.3.2 From gross incomes to standard of living 3.4 A dynamic perspective on inequality and segregation Chapter 4: Reflecting on the (negative) societal impact 4.1 The negative impact of economic inequality 4.1.1 Effects on economic growth 4.1.2 Health and social effects 4.2 The negative impact of economic segregation 4.2.1 Mechanisms underlying neighbourhood effects 4.2.2 Identification of neighbourhood effects 4.2.3 From individual effects to city level effects Chapter 5: Reflecting on the moral implications 5.1 Equality and distributional justice 5.2 The pie metaphor 5.3 Good and bad economic inequality 5.4 The impracticability of aiming for economic equality 5.5 The same or enough? About the moral relevance of economic inequality 5.6 The moral relevance of (economic) segregation 5.7 Reflecting on the material dimension of economic inequality and segregation Chapter 6: Reflecting on urban policy 6.1 Summary of the book 6.2 Redistribution of money 6.3 Redistribution of people List of key concepts and definitions Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138283992 20171211
Increasing economic inequality in cities, and the spatial translation of that into more segregated neighbourhoods, is top of the political agenda in developed countries. While the overall living standards have increased in the last century, the focus has now shifted from poverty to economic differences, with a particular focus on the gap between the very poor and the (ultra-)rich. The authors observe a common view among policy-makers and researchers alike: that urban-economic inequality and segregation are increasing; that this increase is bad; and that money and people (in the case of segregation) need to be redistributed in response. In six compact chapters, this book enriches and broadens the debate. Chapters bring together the literature on the social effects of economic inequality and segregation and question whether there are sizable effects and what their direction (positive or negative) is. The often conflated concepts of economic inequality (and segregation) and social injustice is disentangled and the moral implications are reflected on. The book is essential reading for students and academics of Planning Theory, Planning Ethics, Urban Geography, Urban Economics, Economic Geography and Urban Sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138283992 20171211
Green Library
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xv, 213 pages ; 24 cm
  • The city
  • Wealth, poverty
  • Destructive, sustainable
  • Oligarchic, democratic
  • Intolerant, tolerant
  • Encountering contradictions.
We live in a self-proclaimed Urban Age, where we celebrate the city as the source of economic prosperity, a nurturer of social and cultural diversity, and a place primed for democracy. We proclaim the city as the fertile ground from which progress will arise. Without cities, we tell ourselves, human civilization would falter and decay. In Cities in the Urban Age, Robert A. Beauregard argues that this line of thinking is not only hyperbolic-it is too celebratory by half. For Beauregard, the city is a cauldron for four haunting contradictions. First, cities are equally defined by both their wealth and their poverty. Second, cities are simultaneously environmentally destructive and yet promise sustainability. Third, cities encourage rule by political machines and oligarchies, even as they are essentially democratic and at least nominally open to all. And fourth, city life promotes tolerance among disparate groups, even as the friction among them often erupts into violence. Beauregard offers no simple solutions or proposed remedies for these contradictions; indeed, he doesn't necessarily hold that they need to be resolved, since they are generative of city life. Without these four tensions, cities wouldn't be cities. Rather, Beauregard argues that only by recognizing these ambiguities and contradictions can we even begin to understand our moral obligations, as well as the clearest paths toward equality, justice, and peace in urban settings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226535388 20180416
Green Library
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246 pages ; 18 cm.
  • Les classes sociales -- Position du problème et méthode -- La classe sociale est-elle un phénomène universel ou particulier ? -- Étude des contenus de la classe -- La mise en question des classes sociales.
"Jacques Ellul, auteur d'un ouvrage de pure sociologie sur un thème on ne peut plus central de la discipline? L'édition de ce texte sur les classes sociales étonnera vraisemblablement la plupart des familiers de son oeuvre. Ce cours dispensé aux élèves de l'Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux dans les années soixante s'inscrit pour une bonne part dans la continuité de la réflexion critique qu'Ellul a entretenue toute sa vie avec l'oeuvre de Marx. Que sont donc ces classes sociales dans lesquelles Marx voyait le moteur de l'Histoire: quelle définition, quel nombre, quelle évolution, quelle actualité? Telles sont les questions auxquelles répond Ellul, qui s'est appuyé sur les meilleurs auteurs de la spécialité des deux côtés de l'Atlantique. La présente publication se complète de plusieurs extraits tirés de quatre autres ouvrages de Jacques Ellul: Histoires des institutions, Métamorphose du bourgeois, Les Nouveaux Possédés et Le Bluff technologique."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Part 1: Principles, Approaches and Projects on Change Adaptation in Coastal Areas.- "We're not refugees, we'll stay here until we die!" - Climate change adaptation and migration experiences gathered from the Tulun and Nissan Atolls of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.- Sustainable Small-scale Mariculture Ventures as a Comparative Climate Friendly Livelihood Alternative in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.- Planning and Urban Informality - Addressing Inclusiveness for Climate Resilience in the Pacific.- At the Frontline of Climate Change: Adaptation, Limitations and Way Forward for the South Pacific Island States.- Enhancing adaptive capacity and climate change resilience of coastal communities in Yap.- Capacity Development and TVET: Accredited Qualifications for improving resilience of coastal communities - a Vanuatu case study.- An Evaluation of Climate Change Effects on Fishermen and Adaption Strategies in Central Region, Ghana.- Retreat or Rebuild: Exploring Geographic Retreat in Humanitarian Practices in Coastal Communities.- "God and Tonga are my inheritance!" - Climate change impact on perceived spirituality, adaptation and lessons learnt from Kanokupolu, `Ahau, Tukutonga, Popua and Manuka in Tongatapu, Tonga .- Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) for Coastal Resilience against Water related Disasters in Bangladesh.- Part 2: Case Studies on Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Areas.- Black Pearl Farming as an Adaptation to Coastal Climate Change.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319707020 20180129
This book presents a comprehensive overview of research and projects regarding climate change adaptation in coastal areas, providing government and nongovernment bodies with a sound basis to promote climate change adaptation efforts.According to the 5th Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), coastal zones are highly vulnerable to climate change, and climate-driven impacts may be further exacerbated by other human-induced pressures. Apart from sea-level rise, which poses a threat to both human well-being and property, extreme events such as cyclones and storm surges lead not only to significant damage to property and infrastructure, but also to salt water intrusion, groundwater salinisation, and intensified soil erosion, among many other problems. There are also numerous negative impacts on the natural environment and biodiversity, including damage to important wetlands and habitats that safeguard the overall ecological balance, and consequently the provision of ecosystem services and goods on which the livelihoods of millions of people depend. As such, there is a need for a better understanding of how climate change affects coastal areas and communities, and for the identification of processes, methods and tools that can help the countries and communities in coastal areas to adapt and become more resilient. It is against this background that this book has been produced. It includes papers written by scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, pursuing research and/or executing climate change projects in coastal areas and working with coastal communities. Focusing on "managing climate change in coastal regions", it showcases valuable lessons learned from research and field projects and presents best practices to foster climate change adaptation in coastal areas and communities, which can be implemented elsewhere.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319707020 20180129
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1 online resource (xix, 227 pages) : maps, illustrations.
  • Few safe harbors : Peter Douglas's formative years
  • California's coast : its origins and pre-commission development
  • Sea change : California's environmental surge
  • Coastal conservation, politics, and a new commission
  • High tide : the executive director years
  • Ebb tide : the receding years
  • Footprints in sand : Peter Douglas's legacy
  • Appendix A : a selected time line, California coastal conservation and Peter Douglas
  • Appendix B : a selected list of Peter Douglas's accomplishments and honors.
There are moments when we forget how fortunate we are to have the California coast. The state is home to 1,100 miles of uninterrupted coastline defined by long stretches of beach and jagged rocky cliffs. Coastal Sage chronicles the career and accomplishments of Peter Douglas, the longest-serving executive director of the California Coastal Commission. For nearly three decades, Douglas fought to keep the California coast public, prevent overdevelopment, and safeguard habitat. In doing so, Douglas emerged as a leading figure in the contemporary American environmental movement and influenced public conservation efforts across the country. He coauthored California's foundational laws pertaining to shoreline management and conservation: Proposition 20 and the California Coastal Act. Many of the political battles to save the coast from overdevelopment and secure public access are revealed for the first time in this study of the leader who was at once a visionary, warrior, and coastal sage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296657 20171227
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xix, 227 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Few safe harbors : Peter M. Douglas's formative years
  • California's coast : its origins and pre-commission development
  • Sea change : California's environmental surge
  • Coastal conservation, politics, and a new commission
  • High tide : the executive director years
  • Ebb tide : the receding years
  • Footprints in sand : Peter Douglas's legacy
  • Appendix A : a selected time line, California coastal conservation and Peter Douglas
  • Appendix B : a selected list of Peter Douglas's accomplishments and honors.
There are moments when we forget how fortunate we are to have the California coast. The state is home to 1,100 miles of uninterrupted coastline defined by long stretches of beach and jagged rocky cliffs. Coastal Sage chronicles the career and accomplishments of Peter Douglas, the longest-serving executive director of the California Coastal Commission. For nearly three decades, Douglas fought to keep the California coast public, prevent overdevelopment, and safeguard habitat. In doing so, Douglas emerged as a leading figure in the contemporary American environmental movement and influenced public conservation efforts across the country. He coauthored California's foundational laws pertaining to shoreline management and conservation: Proposition 20 and the California Coastal Act. Many of the political battles to save the coast from overdevelopment and secure public access are revealed for the first time in this study of the leader who was at once a visionary, warrior, and coastal sage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296657 20180129
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xxviii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction (Keng Hua CHONG and Mihye CHO) Part I: Singapore 1. Reclamation of Urban Voids and the Return of the `Kampong Spirit' in Singapore Public Housing (Keng Hua CHONG) 2. A Case Study in Re-imagining Healthy Communities (Sweet Fun WONG) Part II: Taipei 3. Regenerating Public Life for Ageing Communities through the Choreography of Place-ballets and the Weaving of Memory Tapestries (Min Jay KANG) Part III: Seoul 4. Fostering Government-Citizen Collaboration and Inter-generational Cooperation: The Alternative Neighbourhood Regeneration Project in Jangsu, Seoul (Jiyoun KIM and Mihye CHO) Part IV: Hong Kong 5. Participatory Action Research: Public Space Design by Older People (Jackie Yan Chi KWOK) 6. A Participatory Design Experience with Older People: Case Study of Participatory Design in the HKSKH Tseung Kwan O Aged Care Complex Project (Robert Kin Ming WONG, Crystal Man Chong HO, and Gwyneth Wing Lam CHAN) Part V: Shanghai 7. New Prototype for Ageing-in-Place in Megacities: An Empirical Study of Shanghai (Dong YAO) Part VI: Tokyo 8. Community Design to Prevent Dying Alone in Super-Aged Japanese Cities (Toshio OTSUKI) Conclusion (Mihye CHO and Keng Hua CHONG).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138676725 20180409
Ageing population and rapid urbanisation are the two major demographic shifts in today's world. Architectural designs and urban policies have to deal with issues of an ever larger elderly population living in the cities, especially in old urban neighbourhoods, while also taking into consideration the evolving lifestyles and wellbeing of the diverse elderly demographic. Being able to continue living in these existing urban neighbourhoods would thus require necessary interventions, both to adapt the changing needs of the ageing population and to improve the deteriorating environment for better liveability. Creative Ageing Cities discusses the participation and contribution of the ageing population as a positive and creative force towards urban design and place-making, particularly in high-density urban contexts, as observed in a collection of empirical cases found in rapidly ageing Asian cities. This book is the first to bring together multidisciplinary scholastic research on ageing and urban issues from across top six ageing cities in Asia: Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Through these case studies, this book gives a good overview of diverse challenges and opportunities in the various Asian urban contexts and offers a new perspective of an ageing and urban design framework that emphasises multi-stakeholder collaboration, inter-generational relations and the collective wisdom of older people as a source of creativity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138676725 20180409
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