The Resource Urbanism in the age of climate change, Peter Calthorpe

Urbanism in the age of climate change, Peter Calthorpe

Label
Urbanism in the age of climate change
Title
Urbanism in the age of climate change
Statement of responsibility
Peter Calthorpe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cities are green is becoming a common refrain. But Calthorpe argues that a more comprehensive understanding of urbanism at the regional scale provides a better platform to address climate change. In this groundbreaking new work, he shows how such regionally scaled urbanism can be combined with green technology to achieve not only needed reductions in carbon emissions but other critical economies and lifestyle benefits. Rather than just providing another checklist of new energy sources or one dimensional land use alternatives, he combines them into comprehensive national growth scenarios for 2050 and documents their potential impacts. In so doing he powerfully demonstrates that it will take an integrated approach of land use transformation, policy changes, and innovative technology to transition to a low carbon economy. To accomplish this Calthorpe synthesizes thirty years of experience, starting with his ground breaking work in sustainable community design in the 1980s following through to his current leadership in transit-oriented design, regional planning, and land use policy. Peter Calthorpe shows us what is possible using real world examples of innovative design strategies and forward-thinking policies that are already changing the way we live. This provocative and engaging work emerges from Calthorpes belief that, just as the last fifty years produced massive changes in our culture, economy and environment, the next fifty will generate changes of an even more profound nature. The book, enhanced by its superb four-color graphics, is a call to action and a road map for moving forward
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
307.1/4160973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HT167
LC item number
.C32 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Urbanism in the age of climate change, Peter Calthorpe
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A sustainable future
  • Urbanism and climate change
  • The fifty-year experiment
  • Toward a green urban future
  • Design for urbanism
  • The urban footprint
  • The urban network
  • The California experiment
  • Four American futures
Control code
ocn699500625
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 139 pages, 24 pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610910057
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
8a7f295f-78ab-4ed7-b128-ae842f192928
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36067118
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)699500625
  • pebcs1610910052

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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