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            Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast After Katrina and Rita
             

            Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast After Katrina and Rita (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Liu, Amy; Anglin, Roland V.; Mizelle, Richard M., Jr.; Plyer, Allison

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            Resilience and Opportunity examines the important ingredients in post-disaster recovery, with an eye toward how to rebuild communities that are more resilient and prosperous in the face of multiple disasters.

            ISBN 9780815721499
            Released NZ 1 May 2011
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Urban Sustainability Indicators: A Guidebook
             

            Urban Sustainability Indicators: A Guidebook (Paperback)

            Edited by Tunas, Devisari; Malone-Lee, Lai-Choo; Kiang, Heng Chye

            • RRP: $77.99
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            • Pub Date
              21 Jan 24

            The issues of urban sustainability are critical, and more so for cities with already high density where the problems of resource constraints, quality of urban community life, and quality of the physical environment are exacerbated by the sheer intensity of social and economic act...ivities within the usually limited confines of metropolitan boundaries. This Guidebook to Urban Sustainability Indicators presents a comprehensive guide for assessing sustainable urban development. It covers thirteen thematic areas pertaining to sustainability of cities and urban areas, which have direct implications on spatial planning and policies, namely Land, Community, Economy, Transport, Biodiversity, Food, Energy, Climate, Air, Water, Waste, Governance and, Culture, and considers how they interlink with one another. The Guidebook aims to advance the knowledge of sustainable urban development and cities through cross-disciplinary thinking and evaluation. It presents sustainability performance indicators for self-assessment and benchmarking cities, and includes both qualitative and quantitative indicators. It draws on a wide range of international databases such as the World Bank's Environmental Performance Indicators to local databases like the Sustainable Seattle Indicators. In total, over 1,100 indicators for sustainable development were studied and feature in the Guidebook. These indicators are organized into sub-themes or dimensions, each representing an area of focus or principle of sustainability. This book is a must read for those who want to have better understanding of the concept of integrated sustainability of urban development from a holistic perspective, rather than approaching sustainability from a single thematic issue. Scholars and students in Urban Planning, Urban Design, and Sustainability Assessment as well as urban professionals, planners and designers, policy makers and municipal authorities will benefit greatly from the diversity and the depth of each theme presen
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            ISBN 9781138804449
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2024
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Advances in Urban Sustainability
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            Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World

            Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World (Paperback)

            By Kern, Leslie

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            Women - Reclaim the city!

            ISBN 9781788739825
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            China at the Crossroads
              

            China at the Crossroads (Paperback)

            By Peter, Harris

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            "This book is the proceedings of a conference held by the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre to discuss the implications of the Chinese Government's Third Plenum Decision for New Zealand"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9780864739780
            Published NZ 30 Apr 2014
            Publisher Misc - Random House New Zealan
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Tree Sense: Ways of thinking about trees
             

            Tree Sense: Ways of thinking about trees (Paperback)

            Edited by Goldsmith, Susette; Contributions by Smither, Elizabeth; Simpson, Philip; Noble, Anne; Warne, Kennedy

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            At a moment when the planet is so clearly in peril, the trees stand as both guardians and messengers. This collection of essays, art and poetry by artists, activists, ecologists and advocates discusses the many ways in which humans need trees, and how our future is laced into the...ir roots and their branches.
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            ISBN 9780995140745
            Published NZ 10 Jun 2021
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Play and the City: How to Create Places and Spaces To Help Us Thrive
             

            Play and the City: How to Create Places and Spaces To Help Us Thrive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bonham, Alex

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            This book is about valuing play and making the space and time for it. It looks at physical spaces and how they can be conducive to play, from early childhood to old age, in homes, neighbourhoods and cities. It shows how to make time for play and how to encourage cultures that are... conducive to play, from individuals to employers and councils.
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            ISBN 9781472144805
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space

            Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Easterling, Keller

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            Extrastatecraft controls everyday life in the city: it's the key to power - and resistance - in the twenty-first century.

            ISBN 9781784783648
            Released NZ 24 Aug 2016
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Villa At the Edge of the Empire: One Hundred Ways to Read a City
             

            The Villa At the Edge of the Empire: One Hundred Ways to Read a City (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Farrell, Fiona

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            Where are we? How did we get here? Where do we go now? A provocative and insightful exploration of rebuilding our homes, communities and cities after their devastation. From nineteenth-century attempts to create Utopias to America's rustbelt, from Darwin's study of worms to China...'s phantom cities, this work ranges widely through history and around the world. It examines the evolution of cities and of Christchurch in particular, looking at its swampy origins and its present reconstruction following the recent destructive earthquakes. And it takes us to L'Aquila in Italy to observe another city shaken by destructive tremors. Farrell writes as a citizen caught up in a devastated city in an era where political ideology has transformed the citizen to 'an asset, the raw material on which . . . empire makes a profit'. In a hundred tiny pieces, she prods at contentious issues, such as the fate of a Cathedral, the closure of schools, the role of insurers, the plans for civic venues. Through personal observation, conversations with friends, a close reading of everything from the daily newspaper to records of other upheavals in Pompeii and Berlin, this dazzling book explores community, the love of place and, ultimately, regeneration and renewal.
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            ISBN 9781775537519
            Published NZ 24 Jun 2015
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Designing Cities with Children and Young People: Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks
             

            Designing Cities with Children and Young People: Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks (Paperback)

            Edited by Bishop, Kate; Corkery, Linda

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            Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks focuses on promoting better outcomes in the built environment for children and young people in cities. The principal aim of this book is to cultivate champions for children and young people amongst those professions that commission, create and c...onstruct the built environment. It presents an interdisciplinary, cross-sectorial discussion which spans the whole process associated with developing the built environment. Its journey moves through how we think about children in the built environment, frame the task and legislate for it, and ultimately how we design for them and with them. The book's interdisciplinary approach is a point of difference and reflects both the nature of the problems in contemporary urban planning and design and the nature of the solutions required. The book aims to build bridges and understanding between different players, providing a resource for policy makers, social planners, design practitioners and students in these fields and this is reflected in the international and interdisciplinary group of authors. Ultimately Beyond Skate Parks and Playgrounds aims to bring about change to policy, planning and design practice in the developed world and is distinguished by its focus on the design process rather than product; through its emphasis on evidence-based design and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration for better problem solving.
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            ISBN 9781138890824
            Released NZ 13 Aug 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Poor

            Poor (Paperback)

            By Femi, Caleb

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            What is it like to grow up in a place where poverty and criminalization lay the roadmap to maturity through trap houses and gangs; where a teenage boy can be shot dead by another teenage boy at a funeral; where the same police officer who told your primary school class they were ...special stops and searches you at 13 because 'you fit the description'; and where it is possible to walk two and a half miles through an estate of 1,444 homes without ever touching the ground? In Poor, Caleb Femi - the 'urban romantic' who 'dispel[s] the myths that the greatest English poets are now dead' (Dazed) - combines poetry and original photography to explore the trials, tribulations, hopes and dreams of young Black boys growing up in twenty-first century Peckham. He contemplates the ways in which they are informed by the built environment of concrete walls, abandoned houses and gentrifying neighbourhoods that forms their stage, writes a coded, near-mythical history of the personalities and sagas to which the South London of his youth was home, and pays tribute to the rappers and artists - foremost among them Giggs - who spoke to and from their lives even as they were living them. Above all, this is a tribute to the world that shaped the poet, and to the people forging difficult lives and finding magic within it. As Femi writes in one of the final poems of this book: 'I have never loved anything the way I love the endz.'
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            ISBN 9780141992150
            Released NZ 21 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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