The Earth’s temperature has been rising. To limit catastrophic outcomes, the international scientific community has set a challenging goal of no more than two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) average temperature rise. Economists agree we will save trillions of dollars by acting early. But...
Published October 25th 2012 by Routledge
Climate change is one of the most significant global challenges facing the world today. It is also a critical issue for the world’s cities. Now home to over half the world’s population, urban areas are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and are vulnerable to the impacts of climate...
Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge
A New Perspective on the Climate Challenge
Although strategies to prevent global warming – such as by conserving energy, relying on solar and wind power, and reducing motor vehicle use – are well-known, societies have proved unable to implement these measures with the necessary speed. They have also been unwilling to...
Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge
Planning evaluation is required to establish the success of planning interventions – both of physical developments and new approaches. Yet this should not be a task undertaken purely by professionals without participation by those affected by the process and outcomes of the projects. This book...
Published June 20th 2011 by Routledge
The birds, animals, insects, trees and plants encountered by the majority of the world’s people are those that survive in, adapt to, or are introduced to, urban areas. Some of these organisms give great pleasure; others invade, colonise and occupy neglected and hidden areas such as derelict land...
Published December 16th 2010 by Routledge
ISOCARP Review 6
Sustainable City/Developing World (ISOCARP Review 06) addresses the challenges posed by climate change for the cities and urban regions of the developing world. It is about the responses that are likely to be most relevant to the cities in the poorer countries, on the one hand, and to...
Published September 20th 2010 by Routledge
Theoretical and Practical Tools
Though many disciplines have been advocating the need to create a world which is sustainable, too often the theories and ideas are discipline specific and too narrow for comprehensive adoption. The authors of this book – all leading thinkers in their fields – instead propose a more general way of...
Published January 24th 2010 by Routledge
Redefining Development in the Local Environment
Quality of Life and Public Management explores the possibility for a dramatic and significant improvement in quality of life for all population groups and sub-groups in the UK. Strongly evidence-based, the book draws on case study data and comparisons into local and central government structure,...
Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge
A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions
Carbon dioxide and global climate change are largely invisible, and the prevailing imagery of climate change is often remote (such as ice floes melting) or abstract and scientific (charts and global temperature maps). Using dramatic visual imagery such as 3D and 4D visualizations of future...
Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge