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The Agile City : Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change

Author: James S Russell
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press/Center for Resource Economics, 2012.
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Americans are waking up to the realization that global warming poses real challenges to the nation's prosperity. In The Agile City, journalist and urban analyst James S. Russell engages the million dollar question: what do we do about it? The answer lies in changing our fundamental approach to growth. Improved building techniques can readily cut carbon emissions by half, and some can get to zero. These cuts can be  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James S Russell
ISBN: 9781610910279 1610910273 1597267244 9781597267243 1597267252 9781597267250
OCLC Number: 794713340
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Prologue: Carbon-neutral Now --
Introduction: The Concrete Metropolis in a Dynamic Era --
Part 1: The Land. 1. Climate Change in the Landscapes of Speculation --
2. A New Land Ethos. Part 2: Repairing The Dysfunctional Growth Machine. 3. Real Estate: Financing Agile Growth --
4. Re-engineering Transportation --
5. Ending the Water Wars --
6. Megaburbs: The Unacknowledged Metropolis --
Part 3: Agile Urban Futures. 7. Building Adaptive Places --
8. Creating Twenty-first-century Community --
9. Loose-fit Urbanism --
10. Green Grows the Future --
Epilogue: Tools to Build Civic Engagement.
Responsibility: by James S. Russell.

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Shows that change undertaken at the building and community level can reach carbon-reduction goals rapidly. This title highlights tactics that create multiplier effects, which means that ecologically  Read more...

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"Russell's thesis is powerful, his reasoning tight, and his evidence persuasive. All told, "The Agile City" is one of the most compelling environmental treatises to appear in recent decades."--Martin Read more...

 
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