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Resilient Cities

Overcoming Fossil Fuel Dependence

  • Peter Newman
  • Timothy Beatley
  • Heather Boyer
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather Boyer
    Pages 1-22
  3. Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather Boyer
    Pages 23-51
  4. Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather Boyer
    Pages 53-87
  5. Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather Boyer
    Pages 89-106
  6. Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather Boyer
    Pages 107-125
  7. Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather Boyer
    Pages 127-153
  8. Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather Boyer
    Pages 155-177
  9. Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather Boyer
    Pages 179-186
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 187-248

About this book

Introduction

What does it mean to be a resilient city in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? As urban populations grow, how do we create efficient transportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon buildings for all citizens?
 The authors respond to these questions in this revised and updated edition. Since the first edition was published in 2009, interest in resilience has surged, in part due to increasingly frequent and deadly natural disasters, and in part due to the contribution of our cities to climate change. The number of new initiatives and approaches from citizens and all levels of government show the promise as well as the challenges of creating cities that are truly resilient.
 The authors’ hopeful approach to creating cities that are not only resilient, but striving to become regenerative, is now organized around their characteristics of a resilient city. A resilient city is one that uses renewable and distributed energy; has an efficient and regenerative metabolism; offers inclusive and healthy places; fosters biophilic and naturally adaptive systems; is invested in disaster preparedness; and is designed around efficient urban fabrics that allow for sustainable mobility.
 
This second edition reveals how the resilient city characteristics have been achieved in communities around the globe. The authors offer stories, insights, and inspiration for urban planners, policymakers, and professionals interested in creating more sustainable, equitable, and, eventually, regenerative cities. Most importantly, the book is about overcoming fear and generating hope in our cities. Cities will need to claim a different future that helps us regenerate the whole planet–this is the challenge of resilient cities.

Keywords

efficient transportation systems lower-carbon buildings renewable and distributed energy efficient and regenerative metabolism biophilic and naturally adaptive systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Newman
    • 1
  • Timothy Beatley
    • 2
  • Heather Boyer
    • 3
  1. 1.Sustainability Policy InstituteCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.School of ArchitectureUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Island PressWashington, DCUSA

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