Remaking Metropolis Global Challenges of the Urban Landscape

ISBN-10: 0415670829
ISBN-13: 9780415670821
Edition: 2013
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Remaking Metropolisexamines examples of both urban decay and destruction as well as urban rebirth. It shows why particular approaches were successful, or did not achieve their objectives. By bringing together innovative approaches to urban living from across the world, and by demonstrating how local initiatives can contribute to global solutions, this book establishes a framework in which to evaluate current and future developments for urban change, and to stimulate a reassessment of urban redevelopment and policies.

List of tables
List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Foreword: Designing our futures, Frederick Steiner
Introduction
Global dynamics of urban landscapes
Challenges of global urbanism
The state of the global metropolis
Global sustainability and shifting urban systems
The world shrinks, the world expands: information, energy, and relocalization
Urbanization challenges in Turkey: implications for Aydin, Turkey
Tbilisi: urban transformation and role transformation in the post-Soviet metropolis
Urban indicators for border areas: measuring and tracking community conditions in the U.S.-Mexico border region
The future of the metropolis
Small steps toward achieving the urban sustainability of the metropolitan area of Mexico City
Transformations of the urbanizing delta landscape
Sustainable urban design: lessons from Dutch cities
Remaking the urban landscape
Turning cities around
Re-urbanization in Thailand: reconsidering urban development following the tsunami
Urban/suburban landscapes: an ecological view
Tapestries and traditions: urban ecology and city making
Urban ecosystems and the sustainable metropolis
Bringing urban streams back to life! The use of modern waterway construction technologies in restoring degraded streams
Managing the urban/nature border: Sonoran Islands in the urbanized desert
Conclusions
Global prospects for the metropolis
Index

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