As global warming advances, regions around the world are engaging in revolutionary sustainability planning - but with social equity as an afterthought. California is at the cutting edge of this movement, not only because its regulations actively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but also because its pioneering environmental regulation, market innovation, and Left Coast politics show how to blend the "three Es" of sustainabilityenvironment, economy, and equity. Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions is the first book to explain what this grand experiment tells us about the most just path moving forward for cities and regions across the globe.
The book offers chapters about neighbourhoods, the economy, and poverty, using stories from practice to help solve puzzles posed by academic research. Based on the most recent demographic and economic trends, it overturns conventional ideas about how to build more livable places and vibrant economies that offer opportunity to all. This thought-provoking book provides a framework to deal with the new inequities created by the movement for more livable - and expensive - cities, so that our best plans for sustainability are promoting more equitable development as well.
This book will appeal to students of urban studies, urban planning and sustainability as well as policymakers, planning practitioners, and sustainability advocates around the world.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
Karen Chapple is Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, USA and serves as Interim Director of the Institute for Urban and Regional Development.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. The challenge of equitable regional planning for neighborhoods, housing and jobs 2. The landscape of regional sustainability planning, past and present Part 1: Guiding neighborhood change in the region 3. Infill development and density 4. Planning for jobs – and life 5. The challenge of developing and sustaining mixed-income neighborhoods 6. Regional growth, gentrification, and displacement Part 2: Growing the regional economy through sustainability 7. Incentivizing businesses to help people and places 8. The power of local markets 9. The challenge of mixing uses and the secret sauce of urban industrial land Part 3: Addressing poverty, opportunity, and accessibility 10. Dispersing poverty: The nature of choice 11. Unpacking accessibility: Spatial mismatch or social networks? 12. The geography of opportunity: What is opportunity and how do we intervene in place to create access to it? 13. Conclusion. Towards a just regional sustainability planning. Appendix: Place-based, dispersal, and mobility approaches to regional equity