"This is the book that we city planners have been waiting for! Powerful, persuasive and instructive, Resilient Cities offers the first comprehensive overview of how to achieve sustainability in our cities."
(Eugenie L. Birch Nussdorf Professor, Dept. of City & Regional Planning, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania)
"Unwilling to accept the collapse of our cities as an option, Newman, Beatley and Boyer have created a vision of possibilities, an inspiring artist's sketch of potentially viable and resilient urban futures."
(William E. Rees Professor, School of Community & Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, Canada)
"This is a useful and creative book, summarizing considerable experience and constructive ideas about ways to cut carbon emissions in cities and increase their resilience at the same time."
(Journal of Urban Design)
"The opportunities of the twenty-first century make those of us who care about cities feel like kids in a candy store: How will cities survive and lead the way in the transformation required to combat global warming? Resilient Cities gives us a road map for this epic journey upon which we are embarking."
(Greg Nickels mayor of Seattle, Washington)
About the Author
Peter Newman is professor of sustainability at Curtin University in Western Australia. He is the author of Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems (Island Press, 2007). Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia. His books include Green Urbanism (Island Press, 2000) and Ecology of Place (Island Press, 1997). Heather Boyer is senior editor at Island Press and 2005 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.