Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities Throughout the World

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Februar 2004



Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human activities on the environment.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: Planning for Sustainable Urban Development Chapter 3 Urban Water Quality, Supply, and Management Chapter 4 Urban Solid Waste Disposal, Collection, and Management Chapter 5 Urban Energy Supply and Management Chapter 6 Urban Transportation Planning and Management Chapter 7 Urban Food Production Chapter 8 Towards Sustainable Development Planning in Cities Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index


Raquel Pinderhughes is professor of urban studies and environmental studies at San Francisco State University.


This timely volume will serve as shock therapy for North American professionals whose greatest mind-stretch to date has involved minor disputes over zoning by-laws or the merits of so-called 'smart growth.' The book is a needed 'dirt-under-the-fingernails' addition to the staid old planners' library of routine procedures and administrative abstraction. -- William E. Rees, University of British Columbia Can urban areas ever be sustainable? This book goes to the heart of the issue-providing useful examples and plenty of rigorous thinking. -- Michael Redclift, University of London Offers a vision of how cities can change basic infrastructure practice and policies to promote sustainability. Both students and practitioners will be impressed with the clear analysis and highly practical approach. -- Manuel Pastor, UC Santa Cruz Well-written and organized, the book provides a very good overview of a highly complex and interrelated set of subjects. The author has skillfully synthesized a diverse array of information into a compelling argument for better, more sustainable, urban planning. -- James LaGro, Jr., University of Wisconsin-Madison Pinderhughes succeeds in making the subject interesting, and she peppers the text with memorable success stories and noteworthy statistics ... that will leave readers with a positive vision of the future. San Francisco Chronicle A timely and informative contribution to the ongoing challenge to ensure that cities become part of the solution to the ever more burdensome impact of humans on the earth. The author has included a wealth of interesting detail in a style that is accessible to the general reader. -- Rodney R. White, University of Toronto
EAN: 9780742523678
ISBN: 0742523675
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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