Resilient Sustainable Cities A Future

ISBN-10: 0415816211

ISBN-13: 9780415816212

Edition: 2014

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Urbanization is occurring at an unprecedented rate; by 2050 three quarters of the world’s people will live in urban environments. The cars we drive, products we consume, houses we live in and technology we use will all determine how sustainable our cities will be. Bridging the increasing divide between cross-disciplinary academic insights and the latest practical innovations, Resilient Sustainable Cities provides an integrated approach for long term future planning within the context of the city as a whole system.In the next 30 years cities will face their biggest challenges yet, as a result of long term, or ‘slow burn’ issues: population growth will stretch to the breaking point urban infrastructure and service capacity; resource scarcity, such as peak oil; potable water and food security, will dramatically change what we consume and how; environmental pressures will change how we live and where and; shifting demographic preferences will exacerbate urban pressures. Cities can’t keep doing what they’ve always done and cope – we need to change current urban development to achieve resilient, sustainable cities.Resilient Sustainable Cities provides practical and conceptual insights for practitioners, researchers and students on how to deliver cities which are resilient to ‘slow burn’ issues and achieve sustainability. The book is organized around three overarching themes: pathways to the futureinnovation to deliver the futureleadership and governance issuesThe book includes a variety of perspectives conveyed through international case studies and examples of cities that have transformed for a sustainable future, exploring their successes and failures to ensure that readers are left with ideas on how to turn their city into a resilient sustainable city for the future.
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List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Understanding resilient, sustainable cities
Introduction to the magic and practice of resilient sustainable cities
The challenges to urban sustainability and resilience
Exploring urban sustainability and resilience
Pathways to deliver resilient, sustainable cities
Pathways to a sustainable and resilient urban future: Economic paradigm shifts and policy priorities
Delivering Sustainable Cities is ALL about people and place
Building Urban Resilience through Green Infrastructure
Systems Design and Social Change for Resilient, Sustainable Cities
The priorities for future sustainable cities
Innovation for resilient, sustainable cities
Green economy, urban technology innovation and eco-city transitions
Planning for Biophilic Urbanism: The Creative Strategies Cities Can Take To Better Integrate Nature Into Urban Life
City Food Security
Resilient and Sustainable Urban Transport
Integrated urban water planning
Urban Waste: closing the loop
Resilient and sustainable buildings
Money matters -financing the transition to a resilient and sustainable urban energy system
Networked city and Society
(Re) Designing Resilient Sustainable Precincts: urban armatures
Social Inclusion and cohesion through housing tenure
Urban Design: The future looks familiar
Governance and leadership for resilient, sustainable cities
Governance for Resilient Sustainable Cities and Communities: Concepts and Some Cases
Economics and governance for City Bounce
Leadership for sustainability and sustainable leadership
The plan and the policy: who is changing who?
How to move from Talking to Doing: Creating Sustainable Cities
City Adaption and Transformation for a resilient and sustainable future
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