Urban Planet : Knowledge towards Sustainable Cities, Hardback Book



Global urbanization promises better services, stronger economies, and more connections; it also carries risks and unforeseeable consequences.

To deepen our understanding of this complex process and its importance for global sustainability, we need to build interdisciplinary knowledge around a systems approach.

Urban Planet takes an integrative look at our urban environment, bringing together scholars from a diverse range of disciplines: from sociology and political science to evolutionary biology, geography, economics and engineering.

It includes the perspectives of often neglected voices: architects, journalists, artists and activists.

The book provides a much needed cross-scale perspective, connecting challenges and solutions on a local scale with drivers and policy frameworks on a regional and global scale.

The authors argue that to overcome the major challenges we are facing, we must embark on a large-scale reinvention of how we live together, grounded in inclusiveness and sustainability.

This title is also available Open Access.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 514 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 8 Tables, black and white; 24 Halftones, color; 3 Halftones
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Sociology
  • ISBN: 9781107196933



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