Cities People Planet : Urban Development and Climate Change

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-27
  • Publisher: WILEY

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When published in 2004,Cities People Planeteffectively anticipated current concerns about climate change, most significantly, outlining the central role of cities in contributing to energy consumption. Since the books publication, the tsumani in Thailand, hurricanes, intemperate weather conditions worldwide and the increasing demand on natural resources have made the book's original urgent appeals seem more relevant than ever. In a newSecond Edition, environmental journalist Herbert Girardet's landmark book offers a broader look at the response cities have made to meet the challenge of sustainable development. Focusing on urbanization efforts in China, the book details their government's push to develop entire cities and city extensions within a few years. Girardet describes the flagship project for sustainable development in Dongtan, which he is involved with.

Author Biography

Herbert Girardet is a leading author on sustainable development. He is a recipient of UN Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievements, and an honorary fellow of The Royal Institute of British Architects,. He has produced 50 documentaries on human environmental impacts all over the world. He has been a consultant to many clients, including UN Habitat, the Greater London Authority. The London Development Agency and the Corporation of London, and the cities of Adelaide and Vienna. He is Director of Programmes at the World Future council and a consultant to Arup on the development of the Chinese eco-city Dongtan.

Table of Contents

Big Feet, Small Plant
In the Beginning
From Rome to Edo
Technology-Triumph and Tragedy
Cities as Eco-Technical Systems
Creating Liveable Cities
Solar Cities-From Theory to Practice
Towards Zero Waste
Using Water Efficiently
Relearning Urban Agriculture
Building EcoPolis
Cities in the Age of Climate Change
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