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Meaningful places offer a vital counterbalance to the forces of globalization and sameness that are overtaking our world, and are an essential element in the search for solutions to current sustainability challenges. In Native to Nowhere, author Tim Beatley draws on extensive research and travel to communities across North America and Europe to offer a practical examination of the concepts of place and place-building in contemporary life. Tim Beatley reviews the many current challenges to place, considers trends and factors that have undermined place and place commitments, and discusses in detail a number of innovative ideas and compelling visions for strengthening place.
Native to Nowhere brings together a wide range of new ideas and insights about sustainability and community, and introduces readers to a host of innovative projects and initiatives. Native to Nowhere is a compelling source of information and ideas for anyone seeking to resist place homogenization and build upon the unique qualities of their local environment and community.
|1||Sustaining place in the global age||1|
|2||Place basics : concepts, research, literature||25|
|3||Place strengthening through history and heritage||53|
|4||Tackling sprawl : community design, sustainability, and place||82|
|5||Nature and place : the role of natural environments in strengthening commitment to place||119|
|7||Place building through art and celebration||183|
|8||Learning by design : communities that teach||209|
|9||Strengthening place through sharing institutions||243|
|10||Multigenerational communities : places that sustain and cherish children, families, and the elderly||271|
|11||Energy and sustainable place making||293|
|12||The new politics of place||322|
|13||Renewing our place commitments||350|