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Life After Carbon

The Next Global Transformation of Cities

  • Peter Plastrik
  • John Cleveland
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
    Pages 1-11
  3. On the Innovation Pathway

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 15-22
    3. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 23-29
    4. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 31-52
    5. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 53-57
    6. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 59-63
  4. Toward Global Transformation of Cities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 67-84
    3. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 85-105
    4. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 107-132
    5. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 133-153
    6. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 155-168
  5. The Road Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 171-184
    3. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 185-206
    4. Peter Plastrik, John Cleveland
      Pages 207-213
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-285

About this book

Introduction

"Enlightening."

Seattle Book Review

"Life After Carbon is a highly engaging, forward-looking study of how modern cities are innovating to survive...This superbbook looks at the evolution of the world's cities and their challenging future...Life After Carbon is essential reading for anyone with a stake in the development of tomorrow's cities."
Foreword

"Life After Carbon is a vivid and multifaceted look at the cities leading the global transition to a post-carbon world. Drawing insight from and connections among the communities at the forefront of urban climate innovation, Plastrik and Cleveland chart much-needed and promising pathways into the future."
Edward Mazria, Architecture 2030

"In Life After Carbon, Plastrik and Cleveland lay out a hidden upside of climate action, detailing how innovative cities leading the fight against climate change are developing a new model for urban development that promises better cities in a carbon-free economy. This is an important and inspiring book for business leaders and other professionals in their efforts to create more livable cities while strengthening climate resilience."
Mindy Lubber, CEO of Ceres

"Plastrik and Cleveland give readers nothing less than a new and compelling vision for what cities could be: carbon-free, climate adaptive, biophilic and nature-rich, with restorative closed-loop metabolisms, and, of course, wonderful places in which to live. Together these stories, ideas, and emerging practices chart an optimistic urban future. Life After Carbon is an essential resource for planners, mayors, and citizens (all of us) with a vested interest in accelerating this future."Timothy Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia

"Plastrik and Cleveland have written a timely, affirmative account of urban innovation and transformation in the face of climate change. Their vision of the post-carbon city is captivating and compelling, with ideas that are tangible, transferable, and scalable. This is a much-needed contribution at a pivotal moment."
Bruce Katz, coauthor, "The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism"

Keywords

Biophilic urbanism Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance Climate change Renewable energy Sustainable cities

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Plastrik
    • 1
  • John Cleveland
    • 2
  1. 1.Peter Plastrik INCBeaver IslandUSA
  2. 2.Boston Green RibbonTamworthUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.5822/978-1-61091-850-3
  • Copyright Information Peter Plastrik and John Cleveland 2018
  • Publisher Name Island Press, Washington, DC
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-64283-033-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61091-850-3
  • Buy this book on publisher's site