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Title Untamed urbanisms / edited by Adriana Allen, Mark Swilling, Andrea Lampis
Published New York : Routledge, 2016
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Series Routledge advances in regional economics, science and policy
Routledge advances in regional economics, science and policy.
Contents Untamed Urbanisms-Front Cover; Untamed Urbanisms; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Editors; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Why Untamed Urbanisms?; Re-ordering the urban Anthropocene?; On taming and untaming the city; Overview of the book; Note to the Reader; References; Part I: Trajectories of change in the urban Anthropocene; Chapter 1: Towards sustainable urban infrastructures for the urban Anthropocene; Introduction; Rethinking urban infrastructure planning and governance
Beyond the consumption city? The polemics of urban planning and developmentConclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 3: On being smart about cities: Seven considerations for a new urban planning and design; Smart cities or smart urbanism; The smart city as discourse; Previous city transitions; Cities in the Anthropocene; Smart urbanism: an agenda for planning and design; Conclusion; Acknowledgement; References; Chapter 4: Is big sustainable?: Global comparison of city emissions; Introduction; Climate change; An energy-hungry society; Identifying emission drivers; When is big sustainable?
Decoupling assistance from citizenship: the changing fractal in social protectionFrom social risk management to social floors in Colombia; The case study; Demographic data; Concluding reflections: The need for a renewed debate on agency and social protection; Note; Bibliography; Chapter 7: Potentials of the urban poor in shaping a sustainable Lagos metropolis; Introduction; The agency of the poor: literature overview; The agency of the urban poor of Lagos metropolis; Conclusion; References
Discussion and conclusionsConclusion; Note; References; Chapter 5: Urban-scale food system governance: An alternative response tothe dominant paradigm?; Mutually converging transitions; Alternative food geographies; International food governance analysis; South African urban food governance trends; Discussion; Conclusion; Notes; References; Part II: The untamed everyday; Chapter 6: Lost in translation: Social protection and the search for security in Bogotá, Colombia; Introduction; Framing the debate on social protection in the twenty-first century
Smart cities and co-production platforms: alternatives or building blocks of a synthesis?Is a synthesis possible?; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 2: Sustainable flows between Kolkata and its peri-urban interface: Challenges and opportunities; Introduction; Overview and objectives; Urban and peri-urban: a colonial history of evolution and interdependence; Free services versus colossal infrastructure: the recycling mechanism and present output from EKW; Dwindling wetlands, diminishing flows: post-colonial urbanization and development
Summary One of the major challenges of urban development has been reconciling the way cities develop with the mounting evidence of resource depletion and the negative environmental impacts of predominantly urban-based modes of production and consumption. This book aims to re-politicise the relationship between urban development, sustainability and justice, and to explore the tensions emerging under real circumstances, as well as their potential for transformative change. For some, cities are the root of all that is unsustainable, while for others cities provide unique opportunities for sustainability-o
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 4, 2015)
Subject City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable urban development.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Urban policy -- Environmental aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Allen, Adriana, editor
Lampis, Andrea, editor
Swilling, Mark, editor
ISBN 1317599101 (electronic bk.)
9781317599104 (electronic bk.)