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Climate Change and the Future of Cities

Climate Change and the Future of Cities
 

We live in the age of extremes, a period punctuated by significant disasters that have changed the way we understand risk, vulnerability, and the future of communities. Violent ecological events such as Superstorm Sandy attest to the urgent need to analyze what cities around the ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780822368427
Barcode 9780822368427
Published 13 June 2016 by Duke University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Klinenberg, Eric
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ISBN-13 9780822368427
ISBN-10 0822368420
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Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Duke University Press
Imprint Duke University Press
Publication Date 13 June 2016
International Publication Date 30 April 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Klinenberg, Eric
Category Applied Ecology
Global Warming
Number of Pages 220
Dimensions Width: 175mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 440g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 363.73874
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

We live in the age of extremes, a period punctuated by significant disasters that have changed the way we understand risk, vulnerability, and the future of communities. Violent ecological events such as Superstorm Sandy attest to the urgent need to analyze what cities around the world are doing to reduce carbon emissions, develop new energy systems, and build structures to enhance preparedness for catastrophe. The essays in this issue illustrate that the best techniques for safeguarding cities and critical infrastructure systems from threats related to climate change have multiple benefits, strengthening networks that promote health and prosperity during ordinary times as well as mitigating damage during disasters. The contributors provide a truly global perspective on topics such as the toxic effects of fracking, water rights in the Los Angeles region, wind energy in southern Mexico, and water scarcity from Brazil to the Arabian Peninsula.Eric Klinenberg is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University; he is also a former editor of Public Culture. Contributors: Nina Berman, Dominic Boyer, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Gokce Gunel, Cymene Howe, Colin Jerolmack, Eric Klinenberg, Liz Koslov, Andrew Lakoff, Valeria Procupez, Jerome Whitington, Austin Zeiderman

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Author's Bio

Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is the author of several books including Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, and is a former editor of Public Culture.

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