Green Urbanism Down Under: Learning from Sustainable Communities in Australia / Edition 2

Green Urbanism Down Under: Learning from Sustainable Communities in Australia / Edition 2

by Timothy Beatley, Peter Newman
     
 

In this immensely practical book, Timothy Beatley and Peter Newman set out to answer a simple question: What can Americans learn from Australians about "greening" city life? Green Urbanism Down Under reports on the current state of "sustainability practice" in Australia and the many lessons that U.S. urban planners, policymakers, designers, and students can learn… See more details below

Overview

In this immensely practical book, Timothy Beatley and Peter Newman set out to answer a simple question: What can Americans learn from Australians about "greening" city life? Green Urbanism Down Under reports on the current state of "sustainability practice" in Australia and the many lessons that U.S. urban planners, policymakers, designers, and students can learn from the best Australian programs and initiatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597264129
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
11/06/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Ch. 1 Introduction: A Different Land, Similar Challenges 1 Ch. 2 Greening and Sustaining Cities 9 Ch. 3 New and Hopeful Perspectives on Ecological Assets 67 Ch. 4 Strengthening Place, Building Community 100 Ch. 5 Bush Cities: Australia's Urban Ecological Capitals 150 Ch. 6 The Importance of Regional and State Planning 188 Ch. 7 Learning from Australia: Some Final Thoughts on the Value of Comparative Green Urbanism 233 Afterword Peter Newman Newman, Peter 239 Notes 246 References 248 Index 257

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