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After Sustainable Cities?

Author: Mike Hodson; Simon Marvin
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sustainable city has been defined in many ways. Yet, the most common understanding is a vision of the city that is able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Central to this vision are two ideas: cities should meet social needs, especially of the poor, and not exceed the ability of the global environment to meet needs. After Sustainable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Hodson; Simon Marvin
ISBN: 9781135114183 1135114188
OCLC Number: 879025716
Description: 1 online resource (159 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin 2. Disasters, Vulnerability and Resilience of Cities Brendan Gleeson 3. A Green New Deal: Why Green, How New, and What is the Deal? Timothy W. Luke 4. Carbon Regulation and Low-Carbon Urban Restructuring Aidan While 5. Urban Decoupling and Transitions Analysis Mike Hodson , Simon Marvin, Blake Robinson and Mark Swilling 6. Smart Urbanism: Cities, Grids and Alternatives? Andres Luque, Simon Marvin and Colin McFarlane 7. Securitisation of Urban Environments: Sustainable Urbanism or Premium Ecological Enclaves? Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin 8. The Politics of Urban Experiments: Radical Change or Business as Usual? Andrew Karvonen, James Evans and Bas van Heur 9. Conclusion Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin References

Abstract:

A sustainable city has been defined in many ways. Yet, the most common understanding is a vision of the city that is able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Central to this vision are two ideas: cities should meet social needs, especially of the poor, and not exceed the ability of the global environment to meet needs. After Sustainable Cities critically reviews what has happened to these priorities and asks whether these social commitments have been abandoned in a period of austerity governance and climate change and.

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