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Future Cities: All That Matters

  • Kartonierter Einband
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@2@In @18@Future Cities: All that Matters@19@ Camilla Ween will outline the challenges of meeting the anticipated growth of world ... Weiterlesen
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@2@In @18@Future Cities: All that Matters@19@ Camilla Ween will outline the challenges of meeting the anticipated growth of world cities over the next few decades. By 2030 it is predicted that between 80-90 % of the world's population will be living in cities, in several countries this will be 100%; Singapore is already classified as having a 100% urban population. There will be many cities with populations of over 20 million. The infrastructure required to support these cities will be a massive challenge for city planners and governments. Never in the history of civilisation has the need to deliver so much been so urgent - and with dwindling world resources. @3@@2@Tackling the challenges will be further complicated by pressure to develop solutions that are sustainable and include climate change mitigation measures. Some advocate geo-engineering - the large-scale engineering and manipulation of the world's environment e.g. ocean fertilisation to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, as the answer to tackling climate change. Others see this as a doomsday scenario and believe the solution lies in behaviour adaptation, changing the way we live and making do with less. @3@@2@Despite the difficulties, the book will chart how some cities are already tackling the problems, policies that are emerging to meet these challenges and will highlight innovations that are currently being explored.@3@

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All That Matters about the the future of cities. All That Matters books are a fast way to get right to the heart of key issues.

Autorentext

Camilla Ween is an architect, urban planner and Harvard University Loeb Fellow. She worked for Transport for London for 11 years, where she was responsible for advising the Mayor of London on the implications for transport of land use policy and development, and developing planning policy for many of London's key growth areas. She regularly lectures at Harvard and other universities as well as international institutions such as the Shanghai Planning Forum. She is Chair of the Trustees of the Spacelink Learning Foundation, which is dedicated to stimulating enthusiasm for science studies in schools by bringing space technology and science into the classroom. She is member of iMobility Future Vision and an active member of the Academy of Urbanism. She is also Acting President of the London Chapter of the Women's Transport Seminar.

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Titel: Future Cities: All That Matters
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EAN: 9781444196108
ISBN: 978-1-4441-9610-8
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Hodder & Stoughton
Genre: Geowissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 160
Gewicht: 226g
Größe: H177mm x B130mm x T13mm
Jahr: 2014

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