- Paperback: 172 pages
- Publisher: Urban Design Lab, The Earth Institute at Columbia University; 1 edition (November 30, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982217404
- ISBN-13: 978-0982217405
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,240,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Urban Climate Change Crossroads Paperback – November 30, 2008
'Readers will be stimulated, perplexed and challenged throughout. They will take a new energy and commitment from the volume. And most important, they will understand that the task of sustainable urban development is one of the world's greatest challenges, with our generation at a world-shaping crossroad.' Jeffrey D. Sachs (taken from the Introduction) 'Urban Climate Change Crossroads is a thought- provoking volume that underscores the need for a holistic approach to urban climate change.' Journal of Urban History 'What is interesting about this book is that it looks beyond the physico-technical aspects of sustainable cities. It shows that mitigation and adaptation to climate changes necessitate more than a transition to sustainable energy use, smart grids and carbon neutrality. It is equally - if not more - about merging ecology and economics, about integrating technology, spatial analysis, community participation, perception and a deep appreciation of ecology. It is about real interdisciplinarity and holism, appealing to economists, public health experts, designers. architects, and community organisers. The book focuses on an underemphasised dimension of the climate changes discourse.' International Journal of Environment and Pollution 'The book is well-structured, with clear themes to each collection of papers and figures illustrating each chapter's message. The book is complemented with a collection of participants' commentaries, contributing to the feeling of open discussion... the book succeeds in conveying a sense of urgency for climate change action, while underlining the need for a holistic approach to sustainable urban development as a means of effectively addressing the global climate change crisis...' Austral Ecology --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Richard Plunz is Professor of Architecture at Columbia University where he is Director of the Urban Design Lab at The Earth Institute and Director of the Urban Design Program at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He is the author of many books, articles and studies. -- Maria Paola Sutto is a biologist, an environmentalist and journalist based in New York City. She has researched and written extensively on new frontiers of science and on the digital revolution for the Italian media.
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