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            Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People?
              

            Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Baldwin, Cathy; King, Robin

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $39.99
            • Pub Date
              27 Feb 20

            Urban communities around the world face increased stress from natural disasters linked to climate change, and other urban pressures. They need to grow rapidly stronger in order to cope, adapt and flourish. Strong social networks and social cohesion can be more important for a com...munity's resilience than the actual physical structures of a city. But how can urban planning and design support these critical collective social strengths? This book offers blue sky thinking from the applied social and behavioural sciences, and urban planning. It looks at case studies from 14 countries around the world - including India, the USA, South Africa, Indonesia, the UK and New Zealand - focusing on initiatives for housing, public space and transport stops, and also natural disasters such as flooding and earthquakes. Building on these insights, the authors propose a 'gold standard': a socially aware planning process and policy recommendation for those drawing up city sustainability and climate change resilience strategies, and urban developers looking to build climate-proof infrastructure and spaces. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of urban studies, resilience studies and climate change policy, as well as policymakers and practitioners working in related fields.
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            ISBN 9780367459024
            Released NZ 27 Feb 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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            Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita
             

            Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Liu, Amy; Anglin, Roland V.; Mizelle, Richard M., Jr.; Plyer, Allison

            • RRP: $86.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            Resilience and Opportunity examines the important ingredients in post-disaster recovery, with an eye toward how to rebuild communities that are more resilient and prosperous in the face of multiple disasters.

            ISBN 9780815721499
            Released NZ 1 May 2011
            Publisher Brookings Institution
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Land Administration for Sustainable Development
             

            Land Administration for Sustainable Development (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Williamson, Ian; Enemark, Stig; Wallace, Jude; Rajabifard, Abbas

            • RRP: $60.50
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            Land Administration for Sustainable Development describes, from a global perspective, the new and innovative policies, systems, and technologies that have been applied to a rapidly evolving concept of land administration.

            ISBN 9781589480414
            Released NZ 30 Dec 2009
            Publisher ESRI Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Living Architecture, Living Cities: Soul-Nourishing Sustainability

            Living Architecture, Living Cities: Soul-Nourishing Sustainability (Paperback)

            By Day, Christopher; Gwilliam, Julie

            • RRP: $70.99
            • $70.99
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            It's widely accepted that our environment is in crisis. Less widely recognized is that three quarters of environmental damage is due to cities - the places where most of us live. As this powerful new book elucidates, global sustainability is therefore directly dependent on urban ...design. In Living Architecture, Living Cities Christopher Day moves beyond the current emphasis on technological change. He argues that eco-technology allows us to continue broadly as before and only defers the impending disaster. In reality, most negative environmental impacts are due to how we live and the things we buy. Such personal choices often result from dissatisfaction with our surroundings. As perceived environment has a direct effect on attitudes and motivations, improving this can achieve more sustainable lifestyles more effectively than drastic building-change - with its notorious performance-gap limitations. As it's in places that our inner feelings and material reality interact, perceived environment is place-based. Ultimately, however, as the root cause of unsustainability is attitude, real change requires moving from the current focus on buildings and technology to an emphasis on the non-material. Featuring over 400 high quality illustrations, this is essential reading for anyone who believes in the value and power of good design. Christopher Day's philosophy will continue to inspire students with an interest in sustainable architecture, urban planning, and related fields.
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            ISBN 9781138594821
            Released NZ 17 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Envisioning Landscapes, Making Worlds: Geography and the Humanities
             

            Envisioning Landscapes, Making Worlds: Geography and the Humanities (Paperback)

            Edited by Daniels, Stephen; DeLyser, Dydia; Entrikin, J. Nicholas; Richardson, Doug

            • RRP: $89.99
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            This volume examines digital and participatory geographies, reflections on space and place in literature and the visual arts, geography's interactions with philosophy and history, and scientific exploration.

            ISBN 9780415589789
            Released NZ 28 Mar 2011
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Urban Street Design Guide
             

            Urban Street Design Guide (Hardback, 3rd None ed.)

            By National Association of City Transportation Officials

            • RRP: $109.99
            • $109.99
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            A well-illustrated guide that offers blueprints of street design from multiple perspectives, from the bird's eye view to granular details. It features case studies that show how to implement best practices, as well as provide guidance for customizing design applications to a city...'s unique needs.
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            ISBN 9781610914949
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2013
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility

            Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sumantran, Venkat; Fine, Charles H.; Gonsalvez, David

            • RRP: $59.99
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            A call to redefine mobility so that it is connected, heterogeneous, intelligent, and personalized, as well as sustainable, adaptable, and city-friendly.

            ISBN 9780262536202
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2018
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The MIT Press
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            Creating Regenerative Cities

            Creating Regenerative Cities (Paperback)

            By Girardet, Herbert

            • RRP: $77.99
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            Large modern cities have effectively declared their independence from nature. But while they cover only three to four percent of the world's land surface, the ecological footprints of cities cover the entire globe. The world's environmental resources are widely recognised to be d...rastically overstretched and depleting. To meet the aspirations of developing and developed societies across the world, something needs to change. Mere 'sustainable development' is not enough. The planning of new cities, as well as the retrofit of existing cities, needs to undergo a profound paradigm shift. Instead of simply using up resources more sustainably, cities need to become producers as well as consumers of those resources. We need to move away from linear understandings of sustainability, and make cities virtuous cycles when it comes to resources. Creating Regenerative Cities is a concise, solution-oriented manual for creating regenerative cities. A wide range of technical, management and policy solutions already exist, but so far implementation has been too slow and too little, in large part because the kinds of holistic approaches needed are alien to fragmented and process driven urban policy making and governance. Herbert Girardet's experience as an ecologist, thinker and consultant to cities around the world over 30 years has created this unique combination of tried and tested best practice with the fundamental shift needed in the way we think about our cities.
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            ISBN 9780415724463
            Released NZ 11 Sep 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

            Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design (Paperback)

            By Montgomery, Charles

            • RRP: $30.00
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            Tells the story of how the solutions to this century's problems lie in unlocking the secrets to great city living. Drawing on the lessons from their stories, from brain science, and from the realm of urban experimentation, this book offers solutions we can all use to improve our ...lives and shows that simple changes can make all the difference.
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            ISBN 9780141047546
            Released NZ 25 Mar 2015
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change
             

            Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd None ed.)

            By Lydon, Mike; Garcia, Anthony; Foreword by Duany, Andres

            • RRP: $56.99
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            Begins with an in-depth history of the Tactical Urbanism movement and its place among other social, political, and urban planning trends. With a detailed set of case studies that demonstrate the breadth and scalability of tactical urbanism interventions, this book provides a deta...iled toolkit for conceiving, planning, and carrying out projects.
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            ISBN 9781610915267
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2015
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age General Audience
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