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Title The urban planet : knowledge towards sustainable cities / edited by Thomas Elmqvist, Xuemei Bai, Niki Frantzeskaki, Corrie Griffith, David Maddox, Timon McPhearson, Susan Parnell, Patricia Romero-Lankao, David Smon, Mark Watkins
Published New York : Cambidge University Press, [2018]


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Description xxx, 482 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents List of contributors -- Preface -- Introduction -- Dynamic urban planet -- Global urbanization: perspectives and trends -- Embracing urban complexity -- Understanding, implementing, and tracking urban metabolism is key to urban futures -- Live with risk while reducing vulnerability -- Harness urban complexity for health and wellbeing -- Macro-economy and urban productivity -- Global urban sustainable development -- Rethinking urban sustainability and resilience -- Indicators for measuring urban sustainable development and resilience -- The un, the urban sustainable development goal and the new urban agenda -- Utilizing urban living laboratories for social innovation -- Can big data make a difference for urban management? -- Collaborative and equitable urban citizen science -- Urban transformations to sustainability -- Sustainability transformation emerging from better governance -- To transform cities, support civil society -- Governance and the new politics of collaboration and contestation -- Seeds of the future, found in the present -- Provocations from practice -- Sustainability, karachi, and other irreconcilables -- What knowledge do the cities themselves need? -- Banksy and the biologist: redrawing the twenty-first century city -- Every community needs a forest of imagination -- How can we shift from a imaged-based city to a life-based city? -- A chimera called smart cities -- Beyond fill-in-the-blank cities -- Persuading policy makers to implement sustainable city plans -- To live or not to live: urbanisation and the knowledge worker -- City fragmentation and the commons -- Cities as global organisms -- From concrete structures to green diversity: ecological landscape design for -- Restoring urban nature and children's play -- Building cities: a view from india -- The barking dog syndrome -- Overcoming inertia and reinventing "retreat" -- Money for old rope -- An aesthetic appreciation of tagging -- Understanding arab cities -- Who can implement the sustainable development goals? -- Achieving sustainable cities by focusing on urban underserved -- The rebellion of memory -- Cities don't need "big" data- they need innovations that connect to the local -- Digital urbanisation and the end of big cities -- The art of engagement / Activating Curiosity -- Nairobi's illegal city makers -- Active environmental citizens with receptive government officials can enact change -- The sea wall -- Academics and non-academics: who's who in changing the culture of knowledge -- Creation? -- Private fears in public spaces -- Leadership: science and policy as uncomfortable bedfellows -- Sketches of an emotional geography towards a new citizenship -- The shift in urban technology innovation -- Greening cities: our pressing moral imperative -- Recognition deficit and struggle for unifying city fragments -- Disrespecting the knowledge of place -- Broadening our vision to find a new eco-spiritual way of living -- Synthesis
Summary Urban Planet takes an integrative look at our urban environment, bringing together scholars from a diverse range of disciplines. It 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. -- back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Urbanization.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
Sustainable development.
Author Elmqvist, Thomas, editor
Bai, Xuemei, editor
Frantzeskaki, Niki, editor
Griffith, Corrie, editor
Maddox, David, editor
McPhearson, Timon, editor
Parnell, Sue, editor
Romero Lankao, Patricia, editor
Simon, David, editor
Watkins, Mark, editor
LC no. 2018006484
ISBN 9781107196933