Environment and the City

Environment and the City

by Peter Roberts, Clive George, Joe Ravetz
     
 

For the first time at the beginning of the twenty-first century, urban dwellers outnumber rural residents and this trend is set to continue. Consequently one of the most pressing issues of our time is how to square the social and economic development of cities with their environmental limits and those of the wider environment. The theme of the environment and city

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For the first time at the beginning of the twenty-first century, urban dwellers outnumber rural residents and this trend is set to continue. Consequently one of the most pressing issues of our time is how to square the social and economic development of cities with their environmental limits and those of the wider environment. The theme of the environment and city is topical at every level, from the politics of global trade to local community networks.

Environment and the City looks at the evolution of cities in the developed and the developing world and the implications for resource consumption and environmental impacts. It takes a cross-cutting approach with new thinking on multiple geographies – the configuration of networks, exclusion, consumption, risk and ecological footprint. Urban environmental themes and their related social, economic and political agendas are outlined. In turn the environmental impacts and environmental agendas relating to key sectors of the urban economy are discussed. The global context to such issues is then explored before the practical tools and methods of urban environmental management are investigated. The theme of the sustainable city emerges from this – not so much as a standard menu, but as a learning process between all sections of society.

This book, a valuable resource, provides a concise, accessible route map for all students interested in the environmental issues emanating from our urban society. Written to aid student understanding, the easily navigable text features boxed practical examples, discussion points, signposts to reading and websites, and a glossary.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415302470
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/17/2009
Series:
Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Human Urban Environment 1. Introduction 2. The Human Urban Environment: Scope & Scale 3. Key Themes in the Human Urban Environment 4. Cities in Evolution: Human Urban Environment Past & Future 5. Cities in the Global Village: Urban Environments in Context Part 2: From Causes to Effects 6. The Urban Physical Environment 7. City Structure & Fabric: The Urban Built Environment 8. Cities in a Global Marketplace: The Economic Urban Environment 9. Community & Lifestyle: The Social Urban Environment Part 3: From Problems to Solutions 10. What Next?: Methods & Tools for the Urban Environment 11. Towards Sustainable Cities & Regions 12. Appendices

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