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People habitat : 25 ways to think about greener, healthier cities

Author: F Kaid Benfield
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : People Habitat Communications, 2014.
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"With over 80 percent of Americans now living in cities and suburbs, getting our communities right has never been more important, more complicated, or more fascinating. Longtime sustainability leader Kaid Benfield shares 25 enlightening and entertaining essays about the wondrous ecology of human settlement, and how to make it better for both people and the planet. People Habitat explores topics as diverse as "green"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Benfield, F. Kaid.
People habitat.
Washington, D.C. : People Habitat Communications, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F Kaid Benfield
ISBN: 9780989751117 0989751112
OCLC Number: 873901994
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 283 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color
Contents: ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Prologue: Cities of the Imagination""; ""1. It�s Not Really about Cities""; ""2. What Seems Green May Actually Be Brown""; ""3. But when Green Elements Align, the Results Can Be Impressive""; ""4. Revitalization Can Be Powerful""; ""5. In a Revitalizing District, Some Gentrification Might Be OK; but Not Too Much""; ""6. Cities Need Nature""; ""7. There Can Be So Much in a Name�or Not""; ""8. Sustainability Requires Attention to Legacy""; ""9. But the Past Is Not the Future"" ""10. Community Isn�t What It Used to Be, Apparently""""11. Meet the Environmental Paradox of Smart Growth""; ""12. Design Matters, but It Can Be Messy""; ""13. There Must Be a There""; ""14. Human Habitat Should Nourish the Mind, Body, and Spirit""; ""15. Americans Don�t Walk Much, and I Don�t Blame Them""; ""16. Driving Should Be an Option""; ""17. Getting to School Shouldn�t Be So Hard""; ""18. Walk, Drink, Walk Back""; ""19. Successful Suburbs Will Adapt to the Twenty-First Century""; ""20. Childhood Should Be about Exploring""; ""21. Grow Food, but Not Just Anywhere"" ""22. Cities Are Made for Faith, and Vice Versa""""23. Think Globally, Plan Locally""; ""24. Sustainability Is Where the Heart Is""; ""25. Sprawl Is Dying. Will Smart Growth Be Next?""; ""Epilogue: People Habitat and the Landscape""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
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