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              Global Garbage: Urban imaginaries of waste, excess, and abandonment
               

              Global Garbage: Urban imaginaries of waste, excess, and abandonment (Paperback)

              Edited by Lindner, Christoph; Meissner, Miriam

              • RRP: $83.99
              • $83.99
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              Global Garbage examines the ways in which garbage, in its diverse forms, is being produced, managed, experienced, imagined, circulated, concealed, and aestheticized in contemporary urban environments and across different creative and cultural practices. The book explores the incr...easingly complex relationship between globalization and garbage in locations such as Beirut, Detroit, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Naples, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Tehran. In particular, the book examines how, and under what conditions, contemporary imaginaries of excess, waste, and abandonment perpetuate - but also sometimes counter - the imbalances of power that are frequently associated with the global metropolitan condition. This interdisciplinary collection will appeal to the fields of anthropology, architecture, film and media studies, geography, urban studies, sociology, and cultural analysis.
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              ISBN 9781138546455
              Released AU 6 Feb 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism
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              The Experimental City

              The Experimental City (Paperback)

              Edited by Evans, James; Karvonen, Andrew; Raven, Rob

              • RRP: $83.99
              • $83.99
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              This book explores how the concept or urban experimentation is being used to reshape practices of knowledge production in urban debates about resilience, climate change governance, and socio-technical transitions. With contributions from leading scholars, and case studies from th...e Global North and South, from small to large scale cities, this book suggests that urban experiments offer novel modes of engagement, governance, and politics that both challenge and complement conventional strategies. The book is organized around three cross-cutting themes. Part I explores the logics of urban experimentation, different approaches, and how and why they are deployed. Part II considers how experiments are being staged within cities, by whom, and with what effects? Part III examines how entire cities or groups of cities are constructed as experiments. This book seeks to contribute a deeper and more socially and politically nuanced understanding of how urban experiments shape cities and drive wider changes in society, providing a framework to examine the phenomenon of urban experimentation in conceptual and empirical detail.
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              ISBN 9781138299672
              Released AU 30 Jun 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism
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              Co-producing Knowledge for Sustainable Cities: Joining Forces for Change
               

              Co-producing Knowledge for Sustainable Cities: Joining Forces for Change (Hardback)

              Edited by Polk, Merritt

              • RRP: $263.00
              • $263.00
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              At the current time, many issues and problems within sustainable urban development are managed within traditional disciplinary and organizational structures. However, problems such as, climate change, resource constraints, poverty and social tensions all exceed current compartmen...talization of policy-making, administration and knowledge production. This book provides a better understanding of how researchers and practitioners together can co-produce knowledge to better contribute to solving the complex challenges of reaching sustainable urban futures. It is written for academic and professional audiences working with urban planning and sustainable cities around the world. Co-production is presented, by way of introduction, as a non-linear, collaborative approach to knowledge production which combines interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, cross sector and policy approaches to societal problem solving. Examples are taken from Cape Town, Gothenburg, Kisumu, Manchester, Melbourne and a selection of cities in Southeast Asia. Each city chapter discusses the drivers and motivations behind knowledge co-production and gives concrete examples of activities and approaches that have been used to promote sustainable urban futures. Each chapter is written to promote mutual learning from the approaches that are already in use. Building upon these city cases, the conclusions outline an international practice and research agenda aimed at strengthening the promotion and implementation of the knowledge co-production for sustainability across diverse urban development contexts. This book provides an overview of the diverse driving forces behind co-production, and their specific contexts and constraints in a variety of cosmopolitan urban contexts. Some of these include institutional and cross-sector barriers to co-production, the need for learning across diverse levels and contexts, and strategies for balancing scientific excellence with the needs of societal change. This book offers val
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              ISBN 9781138813618
              Released AU 15 Jan 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism
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              Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry

              Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry (Paperback)

              By Pedersen Zari, Maibritt

              • RRP: $77.99
              • $77.99
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              It is clear that the climate is changing and ecosystems are becoming severely degraded. Humans must mitigate the causes of, and adapt to, climate change and the loss of biodiversity, as the impacts of these changes become more apparent and demand urgent responses. These pressures..., combined with rapid global urbanisation and population growth mean that new ways of designing, retrofitting and living in cities are critically needed. Incorporating an understanding of how the living world works and what ecosystems do into architectural and urban design is a step towards the creation and evolution of cities that are radically more sustainable and potentially regenerative. Can cities produce their own food, energy, and water? Can they be designed to regulate climate, provide habitat, cycle nutrients, and purify water, air and soil? This book examines and defines the field of biomimicry for sustainable built environment design and goes on to translate ecological knowledge into practical methodologies for architectural and urban design that can proactively respond to climate change and biodiversity loss. These methods are tested and exemplified through a series of case studies of existing cities in a variety of climates. Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry will be of great interest to students, professionals and researchers of architecture, urban design, ecology, and environmental studies, as well as those interested in the interdisciplinary study of sustainability, ecology and urbanism.
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              ISBN 9780367855826
              Released AU 17 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism
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              Games and Play in the Creative, Smart and Ecological City
               

              Games and Play in the Creative, Smart and Ecological City (Hardback)

              Edited by Leorke, Dale; Owens, Marcus

              • RRP: $252.00
              • $252.00
              • Pub Date
                30 Oct 20

              This book explores what games and play can tell us about contemporary processes of urbanization and examines how the dynamics of gaming can help us understand the interurban competition that underpins the entrepreneurialism of the 'smart' and 'creative' city. Game and Play in the... Creative, Smart and Ecological City is a collection of essays written by a diverse group of scholars from game studies, media studies, play studies, architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning. It situates the historical evolution of play and games in the urban landscape and outlines the scope of the various ways games and play contribute to the city's economy, cultural life and environmental concerns. In connecting games and play more concretely to urban discourses and design strategies, this book urges scholars to consider their growing contribution to three overarching sets of discourses that dominate urban planning and policy today: the creative and cultural economies of cities; the 'smart' and 'playable' city; and ecological cities. This interdisciplinary work will be of great interest to students and scholars of game studies, play studies, landscape architecture and allied design fields, urban geography, and art history.
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              ISBN 9780367441234
              Released AU 30 Oct 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism
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              The Politics of Urban Sustainability Transitions: Knowledge, Power and Governance

              The Politics of Urban Sustainability Transitions: Knowledge, Power and Governance (Hardback)

              Edited by Stissing Jensen, Jens; Cashmore, Matthew; Spath, Philipp

              • RRP: $242.00
              • $242.00
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              The environmental and social sustainability challenges facing contemporary societies are increasingly recognized in cities as a consequence of global urbanization. Socio-technical systems are considered to be at heart of these challenges as they configure fundamental aspects of u...rban life, from mobility and energy infrastructures, to leisure activities and patterns of mobility. This observation has led to substantial interest in how societies might initiate and steer radical transitions in these systems in the pursuit of sustainable urban futures. This book contributes to emerging debates on the politics of urban transitions by examining the intimate interlinkages between knowledge, power and governance. Drawing upon real-world examples from European cities, the authors explore the strategies, struggles and controversies involved in configuring knowledge and how knowledge constructions influence governance agency by rendering some concerns and issues visible, and valuable, while obscuring others. The book draws attention to how novel ways of conceptualizing, knowing and observing the socio-technical systems may be harnessed productively in redefining the power relationships underpinning unsustainable practices. Understanding these dynamics can ultimately inform and enable new approaches to support of much needed urban transitions. This books provides a compelling examination of urban knowledge politics for the 21st century that will be of great value to academics, policy-makers, and practitioners working in sustainability sciences, urban studies, geography, and sustainability transitions.
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              ISBN 9781138479654
              Released AU 5 Nov 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism
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              Planning Wild Cities: Human-Nature Relationships in the Urban Age
               

              Planning Wild Cities: Human-Nature Relationships in the Urban Age (Hardback)

              By Steele, Wendy

              • RRP: $237.99
              • $237.99
              • Pub Date
                3 Nov 20

              For urban and environmental planners seeking to support sustainability-led change charting the task ahead remains complex, turbulent and unclear. Is it possible for planning to better serve, protect and nurture our human and non-human worlds? Many have serious doubts about the pr...ospects for planning but there is a real opportunity for planning to better engage with how real places and spaces are produced and change. This book critically engages with the contemporary challenges of planning wild cities in a climate of change. Drawing on the international literature and case-study examples from the developed and developing country contexts, key issues around urban (in)security, critical infrastructure and the rights to the city for both humans and nature are highlighted. It is within this context that this book focuses on the need to better understand how contemporary cities have changed and the relational role of planning within it. Planning Wild Cities will be of particular interest to students and scholars of planning, urban studies and sustainable development.
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              ISBN 9781138917927
              Released AU 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism
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              The Experimental City

              The Experimental City (Hardback)

              Edited by Evans, James; Karvonen, Andrew; Raven, Rob

              • RRP: $252.00
              • $252.00
              • In Stock At Publisher

              This book explores how the concept or urban experimentation is being used to reshape practices of knowledge production in urban debates about resilience, climate change governance, and socio-technical transitions. The contributions from leading scholars and case studies from the ...Global North and South, from small to large scale cities, suggest that urban experiments offer novel modes of engagement, governance, and politics that both challenge and complement conventional strategies. The book is organized around three cross-cutting themes. Part one explores the logics of urban experimentation, through the different approaches of urban experimentation and how and why they being deployed. Part two explores how experiments being staged within cities, by whom, and with what effects? Part three examines how entire cities or groups of cities are constructed as experiments. This book seeks to contribute a deeper and more socially and politically nuanced understanding of how urban experiments shape cities and drive wider changes in society, providing a framework to examine the phenomenon of urban experimentation in conceptual and empirical detail.
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              ISBN 9781138856202
              Released AU 16 May 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism
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              Imagining Sustainability: Creative urban environmental governance in Chicago and Melbourne
               

              Imagining Sustainability: Creative urban environmental governance in Chicago and Melbourne (Hardback)

              By Cidell, Julie

              • RRP: $231.00
              • $231.00
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              Cities, rather than nations, have become the key sites of enacting environmental policies. This is due to the combination of an increasing urban population and the increasing amount of action on the part of local government as national governments have failed to act on climate ch...ange-cities are the solution as well as the problem. Understanding how actors in local government conceptualize sustainability and their role in producing it, and what difference that understanding makes to their physical, political, and social environments now and in the future, is the focus of Creative Urban Environmental Governance. In considering the urban response to environmental issues such as climate change and resource availability, international comparisons can uncover new ideas and possibilities. When the US looks to Europe for ideas on urban sustainability, comparisons are often tempered by significant differences in the built environment, land use controls, and political climate. Rarely are the US and Australia considered side-by-side, despite their similar physical size, colonial histories, urbanization levels, and automobile dependency. Chicago and Melbourne are prime candidates for such a comparison: they are cities of the same age, they have similar historical trajectories as interior gateways followed by industrial growth and then deindustrialization, and they have demonstrated the same recent desire to be global champions of sustainability. Based on qualitative fieldwork in these two cities, the author uses Karen Barad's methodology of diffraction to read these case studies through each other. Rather than simply making a side-by-side comparison, a diffractive methodology helps to understand not only what differences exist between these two places, but what effects those differences have on the urban environment. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of urban studies, urban planning and environmental policy and governance.
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              ISBN 9781138926073
              Released AU 16 Mar 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism
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              Global Garbage: Urban imaginaries of waste, excess, and abandonment

              Global Garbage: Urban imaginaries of waste, excess, and abandonment (Hardback)

              Edited by Lindner, Christoph; Meissner, Miriam

              • RRP: $231.00
              • $231.00
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Global Garbage examines the ways in which garbage, in its diverse forms, is being produced, managed, experienced, imagined, circulated, concealed, and aestheticized in contemporary urban environments and across different creative and cultural practices. The book explores the incr...easingly complex relationship between globalization and garbage in locations such as Beirut, Detroit, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Naples, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Tehran. In particular, the book examines how, and under what conditions, contemporary imaginaries of excess, waste, and abandonment perpetuate - but also sometimes counter - the imbalances of power that are frequently associated with the global metropolitan condition. This interdisciplinary collection will appeal to the fields of anthropology, architecture, film and media studies, geography, urban studies, sociology, and cultural analysis.
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              ISBN 9781138841390
              Released AU 3 Dec 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism
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