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'One Planet' Cities

Sustaining Humanity within Planetary Limits

by David Thorpe

<p>This book addresses the crucial question of how the essential needs of the growing human population can be met without breaking the Earth's already-stretched life-support system.</p> <p>With four out of five people predicted to be urban ...

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[T]axing Greenhouse Gases

An Australian Perspective

by Lex Fullarton

<p>Lex Fullarton takes a closer look at the three pillars of the sustainable development framework known as the “Triple Bottom Line” (TBL). The concept of the TBL is that for a project to be sustainable it must not simply be profitable in ...

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A Career Worth Planning: Starting Out and Moving Ahead in the Planning Profession

by Jones, Warren W.

<span><span>Now that your planning degree is in sight or in hand, how and where can you find your &quot;dream job?&quot; Once you&#39;re on the job, what can you do to not just survive, but thrive and avoid common professional pitfalls? ...

ISBN: 9781611900637

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A City and Its Universities

Public Policy in Chicago, 1892-1919

by Steven J. Diner

<p>By focusing on Chicago's first generation of activist professors, Diner shows how modern public policy evolved. Chicago's early academic professionals, believing that they alone could solve the problems of a complex urban society, united to ...

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A City's Architecture

Aberdeen as 'Designed City'

by William Alvis Brogden

<p>When considering the successful design of cities, the focus tends to be on famous examples such as Paris or Rome, with equally successful but smaller and more remote examples being ignored. In addition, the more diffuse patterns of settlement

ISBN: 9781351962681

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A Climate of Risk

Precautionary Principles, Catastrophes, and Climate Change

by Lauren Hartzell-Nichols

<p>We are living in a climate of risk. Our way of life imposes risks on ourselves and others. We are causing climatic changes that have the potential to change radically the conditions under which both we – the present generation – and future ...

ISBN: 9781315309316

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A Conservative Consensus?

Housing Policy Before 1997 and After

by Peter King

New Labour would like to portray 1997 as a new beginning for public policy, but Peter King argues that we now have, in housing and in other areas of public policy, a consensus based on Thatcherite reforms. He explores the particularly ...

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A Future Beyond Growth

Towards a steady state economy

by Haydn Washington & Paul Twomey

<p>There is a fundamental denial at the centre of <em>why</em> we have an environmental crisis – a denial that ignores that endless physical growth on a finite planet is impossible. Nature provides the ecosystem services that support our ...

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A Green History of the Welfare State

by Tony Fitzpatrick

<p>Environmental problems – particularly climate change – have become increasingly important to governments and social researchers in recent decades. Debates about their implications for social policies and welfare reforms are now moving towards

ISBN: 9781317669753

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A Guide to Sanitation Safety Planning in the Philippines

Step-By-Step Risk Management for Safe Reuse and Disposal of Wastewater, Greywater, and Excreta

by Asian Development Bank

<p>Sanitation safety planning is a preventive risk management approach that identifies potential risks that may arise during the operation of a sanitation system, including waste collection, transportation and conveyance, treatment, disposal, ...

ISBN: 9789292576363

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A Place to Call Home

Women as Agents of Change in Mumbai

by Ramya Ramanath

<p>Any city is a product of politics and economics, organizations and people. Yet, the life experiences of women uprooted from its poorest quarters seldom inform urban resettlement plans. </p> <p>In this ethnographic field study, Ramya ...

ISBN: 9781317212454

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A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and Consumerism

Reclaiming the Mindful Commons

by Peter Doran

<p>The power of capital is the power to target our attention, mould market-ready identities, and reduce the public realm to an endless series of choices. This has far-reaching implications for our psychological, physical and spiritual ...

ISBN: 9781317743415

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A Precautionary Tale

How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement

by Philip Ackerman-Leist

<p>Mals, Italy, has long been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. But recently the tiny town became known for something else entirely. <em>A Precautionary Tale</em> tells us why, introducing readers to an unlikely group of activists and a ...

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A Quiet Evolution

The Emergence of Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada

by Christopher Alcantara & Jen Nelles

<p>Much of the coverage surrounding the relationship between Indigenous communities and the Crown in Canada has focused on the federal, provincial, and territorial governments. Yet it is at the local level where some of the most important and ...

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A Redder Shade of Green

Intersections of Science and Socialism

by Ian Angus

<p><strong>A socialist response to the looming ecological crisis</strong></p> <p>As the Anthropocene advances, people across the red-green political spectrum seek to understand and halt our deepening ecological crisis. Environmentalists, ...

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A Reflexive Reading of Urban Space

by Mona A. Abdelwahab

<p>Providing a critique of the concepts attached to the representation of urban space, this ground-breaking book formulates a new theory of space, which understands the dynamic interrelations between physical and social spaces while tracing the ...

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A River Captured

The Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change

by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes

<p>A River Captured <em>explores the controversial history of the Columbia River Treaty and its impact on the ecosystems, indigenous peoples, contemporary culture, provincial politics and recent history of southeastern British Columbia and the ...

ISBN: 9781771601795

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A Smarter, Greener Grid: Forging Environmental Progress through Smart Energy Policies and Technologies

Forging Environmental Progress through Smart Energy Policies and Technologies

by Kevin B. Jones & David Zoppo

<p>The United States' electrical grid is an antique. It was built to serve a 20th-century economy and designed in an era when the negative environmental impacts of electricity production were poorly understood. It must be upgraded and ...

ISBN: 9781440830716

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Accelerating Sustainable Energy Transition(s) in Developing Countries

The challenges of climate change and sustainable development

by Laurence L Delina

<p>Accelerating sustainable energy transitions away from carbon-based fuel sources needs to be high on the agendas of developing countries. It is key in achieving their climate mitigation promises and sustainable energy development objectives. ...

ISBN: 9781351726849

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Accessible Public Transportation

Designing Service for Riders with Disabilities

by Aaron Steinfeld, Jordana L. Maisel & Edward Steinfeld

<p>The United States is home to more than 54 million people with disabilities. This book looks at public transit and transportation systems with a focus on new and emerging needs for individuals with disabilities, including the elderly. The book

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