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Urban Sustainability through Smart Growth

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This book investigates the new urban geographies of smart metropolitan regionalism across the Greater Seattle area and examines the relationship between smart growth planning strategies and spaces of work, home, and mobility. The book specifically explores Seattle within the wider space-economy and multi-scaled policy regime of the Puget Sound region as a whole, 'jumping up' from questions of city politics to concerns with what the book interprets as the intercurrence of city-regional ordering." These theoretical terms capture the state-progressive effort to promote smarter forms of regional development but also the societal/institutional tensions and outright contradictions that such urban development invariably entails, particularly around problems of social equity. Key organizing themes in the text include: the historical path-dependencies of uneven economic and social development, particularly between Tacoma-Pierce County and Seattle-King County; current patterns of high-wage, medium-wage, and low-wage jobs; the emerging spatial and social structure of recent residential changes, especially with respect to class and race composition; and, finally, transit trends and new urban spaces associated with policy efforts to mitigate highway congestion and car-dependency. Greater Seattle, then, is mapped as a key US urban region inscribed spatially by the uneven search for a more sustainable order. Historically-sensitive, theoretically-informed and empirically topical, this book is of interest to scholars and students at all levels in regional planning, urban geography, political science, sustainability studies, urban sociology and public policy.

Provides a topical, comprehensive, and theoretically-informed analysis of smart growth and urban sustainability

Analyzes the development of sustainability as a planned and deliberated search to mitigate economic inequality, class segregation, low-density residential sprawl, and automobile dependency

Takes a regional approach to mapping urban sustainability and smart growth

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Dr. Yonn Dierwechter serves as Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Washington at Tacoma. He researches urban and political geography, especially critical geographies of comparative regional planning practices; state/space relationships; planning theory and spatial management systems; and the theoretical and policy links between urban growth management/smart growth, sustainability and political regionalism. His first book, Urban Growth Management and its Discontents: Promises, Practices and Geo-politics in US City-Regions, was published by Palgrave in 2008.  


Chapter 1 Introduction: Problem, Argument, Themes.- Chapter 2 Review: Geopolitical Economies of Planning Space.- Chapter 3 Theory: A City-Regional Geography of Multiple Orders.- Chapter 4 Methodology: Mixed-Methods Research Design.- Chapter 5 History: An (Un)Sustainable Geo-History of Intercurrence.- Chapter 6 Plans: Policy Geographies of Sustainable Growth.- Chapter 7 Home: Residential Geographies of Contained (Re)Ordering.- Chapter 8 Work: Labor Geographies of Smart(Er) Mobility.- Chapter 9 General Conclusions: Contributions, Limitations, Agenda.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Urban Sustainability through Smart Growth
EAN: 9783319853956
ISBN: 3319853953
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Springer International Publishing
Nombre de pages: 236
Poids: 365g
Taille: H235mm x B155mm x T12mm
Année: 2018
Sous-titre : Englisch
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017

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