Urban Planet : Knowledge towards Sustainable Cities Hardback
Edited by Thomas (Stockholm Resilience Centre) Elmqvist, Xuemei (Australian National University, Canberra) Bai, Niki Frantzeskaki, Corrie (Arizona State University) Griffith, David Maddox, Timon (New School University, New York) McPhearson, Susan (University of Cape Town) Parnell, Patricia (National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado) Romero-Lankao, David (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenberg) Simon, Mark (Arizona State University) Watkins
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, 3 b/w illus. 65 colour illus. 8 tables
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 26/04/2018
- Category: Sociology
- ISBN: 9781107196933