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

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

School of Architecture and Built Environment

“Beatley and Newman’s charming guide to Australians’ search for sustainable practice is a revelation, timely in a world anxious about the fate of the planet. This is an exhilarating lesson in the art of optimism. It challenges readers to become first-time visitors to their own neighborhoods, parks and city regions, discovering the many seeds of change all around us.”

— Peter Droege

School of Architecture and Built Environment - Peter Droege
"Beatley and Newman's charming guide to Australians' search for sustainable practice is a revelation, timely in a world anxious about the fate of the planet. This is an exhilarating lesson in the art of optimism. It challenges readers to become first-time visitors to their own neighborhoods, parks and city regions, discovering the many seeds of change all around us."
principal practice leader, PlaceMarking Group - G.B. Arrington
"Australia and America are car-crazy places on different paths. Australia has much to tell us, if we listen. Green Urbanism Down Under provides invaluable lessons, practical examples, and tangible steps for setting America on a different course. Every planner and polcymaker struggling to make America greener and more sustainable should read this book and borrow liberally from it."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597264129
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 11/6/2008
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Newman is professor of sustainability at Curtin University in Western Australia. He is the author of Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems (Island Press,
2007). Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities
at the University of Virginia. His books include Green Urbanism (Island Press,
2000) and Ecology of Place (Island Press, 1997).

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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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