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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
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            • Pub Date
              22 Apr 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 22 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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            Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society
             

            Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society (Paperback)

            By Klinenberg, Eric

            • RRP: $28.00
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            • Pub Date
              19 Mar 20

            Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge - and where communities are strong, people are safer and healthier, crime drops and commerce thrives, ...and peace, tolerance and stability take root.
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            ISBN 9781784707514
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Regenerative Development and Design: A Framework for Evolving Sustainability

            Regenerative Development and Design: A Framework for Evolving Sustainability (Hardback)

            By Group, Regenesis

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            The evolution of sustainability, with a practical framework for integration Regenerative Development and Design takes sustainability to the next level, and provides a framework for incorporating regenerative design principles into your current process.

            ISBN 9781118972861
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2016
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
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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
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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

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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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            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

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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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            New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question

            New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question (Paperback)

            By Brenner, Neil

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            The urban condition is today being radically transformed. Urban restructuring is accelerating, new urban spaces are being consolidated, and new forms of urbanization are crystallizing. In New Urban Spaces, Neil Brenner argues that understanding these mutations of urban life requi...res not only concrete research, but new theories of urbanization. To this end, Brenner proposes an approach that breaks with inherited conceptions of the urban as a bounded settlement unit-the city or the metropolis-and explores the multiscalar constitution and periodic rescaling of the capitalist urban fabric. Drawing on critical geopolitical economy and spatialized approaches to state theory, Brenner offers a paradigmatic account of how rescaling processes are transforming inherited formations of urban space and their variegated consequences for emergent patterns and pathways of urbanization. The book also advances an understanding of critical urban theory as radically revisable: key urban concepts must be continually reinvented in relation to the relentlessly mutating worlds of urbanization they aspire to illuminate.
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            ISBN 9780190627195
            Released NZ 4 Jul 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Turning Point Auckland: Radical Policy to Prepare Auckland for Two Million People
             

            Turning Point Auckland: Radical Policy to Prepare Auckland for Two Million People (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gill, Owen

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            * Provocative summary of Auckland issues ahead of 2019 mayoral race * Sets out a clear agenda for the saving of Auckland * A hugely important read - Sir Bob Harvey

            ISBN 9780473465506
            Published NZ 11 Dec 2018
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            Coastal Towns in Transition: Local Perceptions of Landscape Change

            Coastal Towns in Transition: Local Perceptions of Landscape Change (Paperback)

            By Green, Raymond

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            Looks at how changes due to unsympathetic development of the built environment and modification of the natural landscape are perceived to negatively impact on the character of small coastal towns.

            ISBN 9780643095335
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2009
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Transitions: Pathways Towards Sustainable Urban Development in Australia

            Transitions: Pathways Towards Sustainable Urban Development in Australia (Hardback)

            Edited by Newton, Peter

            • RRP: $273.00
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            Formidable challenges confront Australia and its human settlements: the mega-metro regions, major and provincial cities, coastal, rural and remote towns. This book seeks to identify 21st century challenges to Australia's cities and regions that flow from these global influences a...nd identify solutions to these critical problems and vulnerabilities.
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            ISBN 9780643094192
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2008
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 19+ years
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