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Native to nowhere : sustaining home and community in a global age

Author: Timothy Beatley
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2004.
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"In Native to Nowhere, renowned author Tim Beatley draws on extensive research and travel to communities across North America and Europe to offer a practical examination of the concepts of place and place-building in contemporary life. He reviews the many current challenges to place, considers trends and factors that have undermined our sense of place, and describes a number of innovative ideas and compelling  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beatley, Timothy, 1957-
Native to nowhere.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607589196
Online version:
Beatley, Timothy, 1957-
Native to nowhere.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)609913048
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Beatley
ISBN: 1559639148 9781559639149 1559634537 9781559634533
OCLC Number: 55502926
Description: xiv, 392 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Sustaining place in the global age --
Place basics : concepts, research, literature --
Place strengthening through history and heritage --
Tackling sprawl: community design, sustainablilty, and place --
Nature and place : the role of natural environments in strengthening commitment to place --
Pedestrian places --
Place building through art and celebration --
Learning by design : communities that teach --
Strengthening place through sharing institutions --
Multigenerational communities : places that sustain and cherish children, families and the elderly --
Energy and sustainable place making --
The new politics of place --
Renewing our place commitments.
Responsibility: Timothy Beatley.
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Meaningful places offer a counterbalance to the forces of globalization that is overtaking our world and are an essential element in the search for solutions to current sustainability challenges.  Read more...

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