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Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change / Edition 2
     

Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change / Edition 2

by Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather M. Boyer
 

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ISBN-10: 1597264997

ISBN-13: 9781597264990

Pub. Date: 01/09/2009

Publisher: Island Press

With inefficient transportation systems and poorly designed buildings, many cities-especially in the U.S.-consume enormous quantities of fossil fuels and emit high levels of greenhouse gases. While some cities could be headed for collapse, the authors of this spirited book believe that intelligent planning and visionary leadership can help cities overcome the

Overview

With inefficient transportation systems and poorly designed buildings, many cities-especially in the U.S.-consume enormous quantities of fossil fuels and emit high levels of greenhouse gases. While some cities could be headed for collapse, the authors of this spirited book believe that intelligent planning and visionary leadership can help cities overcome the impending crises of peak oil and climate change. Resilient Cities draws on existing initiatives from around the world to demonstrate the potential for urban resilience and presents practical solutions for our planet's growing cities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597264990
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
716,326
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Urban Resilience: Cities of Fear and Hope 1

2 Climate Change and Peak Oil: The Double Whammy for Resource-Intensive Cities 15

3 Four Scenarios for the Future of Cities: Collapse, Ruralized, Divided, or Resilient City 35

4 A Vision for Resilient Cities: The Built Environment 55

5 Hope for Resilient Cities: Transport 86

6 Conclusion: Ten Strategic Steps toward a Resilient City 112

References 149

Index 161

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