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Eco-city dimensions : healthy communities, healthy planet

Author: Mark Roseland
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The eighteen contributors to Eco-City Dimensions tackle issues of ecological economies and community design, collaborative housing and traffic restraint programs, governance and resource management, cross-cultural dynamic and commuity participation, indicators of success and overcoming barriers to change. With examples from the United States, Canada, northern Europe, Australia and New Zealand, these  Read more...
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Eco-city dimensions.
Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, ©1997
(OCoLC)647349030
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Roseland
ISBN: 0865713529 9780865713529 0865713537 9780865713536
OCLC Number: 36695680
Description: xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Dimensions of the future: an eco-city overview --
Greening the city : the ecological and human dimensions of the city can be part of town planning --
Putting cities in their place: ecosystem-based planning for Canadian urban regions --
Healthy, sustainable communities: concept, fledgling practice, and implications for governance --
Enhancing community health promotion with local currencies: the local employment & trading system (LETS) --
Economic development as a path to sustainability: the Berkeley experience --
Working together for a green economy --
Urban density and ecological footprints: an analysis of Canadian households --
Ecology and community design: lessons from northern European ecological communities --
Cultural dynamics in Waitakere City, New Zealand --
Municipal initiatives for promoting the use of renewable energy --
Sustainable community indicators: how to measure progress --
Inertia and resistance on the path to healthy communities --
Some notes on eco-city culture.
Responsibility: edited by Mark Roseland.

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The vision of ecological cities is one that links ecological sustainability with social justice and the pursuit of sustainable livelihoods. ECO-CITY DIMENSIONS explores in depth the key features of  Read more...

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