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            Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People?
              

            Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Baldwin, Cathy; King, Robin

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $39.99
            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            Urban communities around the world face increased stress from natural disasters linked to climate change, and other urban pressures. They need to grow rapidly stronger in order to cope, adapt and flourish. Strong social networks and social cohesion can be more important for a com...munity's resilience than the actual physical structures of a city. But how can urban planning and design support these critical collective social strengths? This book offers blue sky thinking from the applied social and behavioural sciences, and urban planning. It looks at case studies from 14 countries around the world - including India, the USA, South Africa, Indonesia, the UK and New Zealand - focusing on initiatives for housing, public space and transport stops, and also natural disasters such as flooding and earthquakes. Building on these insights, the authors propose a 'gold standard': a socially aware planning process and policy recommendation for those drawing up city sustainability and climate change resilience strategies, and urban developers looking to build climate-proof infrastructure and spaces. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of urban studies, resilience studies and climate change policy, as well as policymakers and practitioners working in related fields.
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            ISBN 9780367459024
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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            Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society

            Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society (Paperback)

            By Klinenberg, Eric

            • RRP: $28.00
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            Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge - and where communities are strong, people are safer and healthier, crime drops and commerce thrives, ...and peace, tolerance and stability take root.
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            ISBN 9781784707514
            Released NZ 21 Mar 2020
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World
             

            The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World (Hardback)

            By Emanuel, Rahm

            • RRP: $57.50
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            At a time of anxiety about the effectiveness of our national government, Rahm Emanuel provides a clear vision, for both progressives and centrists, of how to get things done in America today--a bracing, optimistic vision of America's future from one of our most experienced and or...iginal political minds --
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            ISBN 9780525656388
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Knopf Publishing Group
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            Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
              

            Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Montgomery, Charles

            • RRP: $36.99
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            A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can--and do--make us happier people Charles Montgomery's Happy City is revolutionizing the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban livi...ng has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks, and condo towers an improvement on the car dependence of the suburbs? The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness, during an exhilarating journey through some of the world's most dynamic cities. He meets the visionary mayor who introduced a sexy bus to ease status anxiety in Bogota; the architect who brought the lessons of medieval Tuscan hill towns to modern-day New York City; the activist who turned Paris's urban freeways into beaches; and an army of American suburbanites who have hacked the design of their own streets and neighborhoods. Rich with new insights from psychology, neuroscience, and Montgomery's own urban experiments, Happy City reveals how cities can shape our thoughts as well as our behavior. The message is ultimately as surprising as it is hopeful: by retrofitting cities and our own lives for happiness, we can tackle the urgent challenges of our age. The happy city can save the world--and we can all help build it.
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            ISBN 9780374534882
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2014
            Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing
             

            Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Boughton, John

            • RRP: $33.99
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            A narrative history of council housing--from slums to the Grenfell Tower Urgent, timely and compelling, Municipal Dreams brilliantly brings the national story of housing to life. In this landmark reappraisal of council housing, historian John Boughton presents an alternative hist...ory of Britain. Rooted in the ambition to end slum living, and the ideals of those who would build a new society, Municipal Dreams looks at how the state's duty to house its people decently became central to our politics. The book makes it clear why that legacy and its promise should be defended. Traversing the nation in this comprehensive social, political and architectural history of council housing, Boughton offers a tour of some of the best and most remarkable of our housing estates--some happily ordinary, some judged notorious. He asks us to understand their complex story and to rethink our prejudices. His accounts include extraordinary planners and architects who wished to elevate working men and women through design; the competing ideologies that have promoted state housing and condemned it; the economic factors that have always constrained our housing ideals; the crisis wrought by Right to Buy; and the evolving controversies around regeneration. Boughton shows how losing the dream of good housing has weakened our community and hurt its most vulnerable--as was seen most catastrophically in the fire at Grenfell Tower.
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            ISBN 9781784787400
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Verso Books
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            Living Architecture, Living Cities: Soul-Nourishing Sustainability

            Living Architecture, Living Cities: Soul-Nourishing Sustainability (Paperback)

            By Day, Christopher; Gwilliam, Julie

            • RRP: $70.99
            • $70.99
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            It's widely accepted that our environment is in crisis. Less widely recognized is that three quarters of environmental damage is due to cities - the places where most of us live. As this powerful new book elucidates, global sustainability is therefore directly dependent on urban ...design. In Living Architecture, Living Cities Christopher Day moves beyond the current emphasis on technological change. He argues that eco-technology allows us to continue broadly as before and only defers the impending disaster. In reality, most negative environmental impacts are due to how we live and the things we buy. Such personal choices often result from dissatisfaction with our surroundings. As perceived environment has a direct effect on attitudes and motivations, improving this can achieve more sustainable lifestyles more effectively than drastic building-change - with its notorious performance-gap limitations. As it's in places that our inner feelings and material reality interact, perceived environment is place-based. Ultimately, however, as the root cause of unsustainability is attitude, real change requires moving from the current focus on buildings and technology to an emphasis on the non-material. Featuring over 400 high quality illustrations, this is essential reading for anyone who believes in the value and power of good design. Christopher Day's philosophy will continue to inspire students with an interest in sustainable architecture, urban planning, and related fields.
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            ISBN 9781138594821
            Released NZ 17 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Envisioning Landscapes, Making Worlds: Geography and the Humanities
             

            Envisioning Landscapes, Making Worlds: Geography and the Humanities (Paperback)

            Edited by Daniels, Stephen; DeLyser, Dydia; Entrikin, J. Nicholas; Richardson, Doug

            • RRP: $93.99
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            This volume examines digital and participatory geographies, reflections on space and place in literature and the visual arts, geography's interactions with philosophy and history, and scientific exploration.

            ISBN 9780415589789
            Released NZ 28 Mar 2011
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility

            Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sumantran, Venkat; Fine, Charles H.; Gonsalvez, David

            • RRP: $64.99
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            A call to redefine mobility so that it is connected, heterogeneous, intelligent, and personalized, as well as sustainable, adaptable, and city-friendly.

            ISBN 9780262536202
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2018
            Publisher MIT Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The MIT Press
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            Turning Point Auckland: Radical Policy to Prepare Auckland for Two Million People
             

            Turning Point Auckland: Radical Policy to Prepare Auckland for Two Million People (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gill, Owen

            • RRP: $29.99
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            * Provocative summary of Auckland issues ahead of 2019 mayoral race * Sets out a clear agenda for the saving of Auckland * A hugely important read - Sir Bob Harvey

            ISBN 9780473465506
            Published NZ 11 Dec 2018
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            Coastal Towns in Transition: Local Perceptions of Landscape Change

            Coastal Towns in Transition: Local Perceptions of Landscape Change (Paperback)

            By Green, Raymond

            • RRP: $144.00
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            Looks at how changes due to unsympathetic development of the built environment and modification of the natural landscape are perceived to negatively impact on the character of small coastal towns.

            ISBN 9780643095335
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2009
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 19+ years
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