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Peter Newman - Author

About the Author

Peter Newman lives in Somerset with his wife and son. Growing up in and around London, Peter studied Drama and Education at the Central School of Speech and Drama, going on to work as a secondary school drama teacher. He now works as a trainer and Firewalking Instructor. He sometimes pretends to be a butler for the Tea and Jeopardy podcast, which he co-writes, and which has been shortlisted for a Hugo Award.

Featured books by Peter Newman

The Vagrant

The Vagrant

Author: Peter Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Years have passed since humanity's destruction emerged from the Breach. Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape. As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde.

Other books by Peter Newman

Vagant-Trilogie 3: Sieben

Vagant-Trilogie 3: Sieben

Author: Peter Newman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2018

Jahre sind ins Land gezogen, seit der Vagant zur Leuchtenden Stadt kam - mit der kleinen Vesper im Arm und Gammas Schwert in der Hand. Inzwischen hat sich die Welt verandert. Vesper reiste auf den Spuren ihres Vaters zum Bruch, schloss den Riss zwischen den Welten und beschutzte damit die letzten Reste der Menschheit. Ein neues Zeitalter ist angebrochen und Vesper bernimmt die Verantwortung fr Frieden und Einigkeit. Es scheint nichts zwischen der Welt und der groartigen neuen Zukunft zu liegen. Bis sich Augen ffnen - und Die Sieben erwachen.

Deathless

Deathless

Author: Peter Newman Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2018

From one of fantasy's biggest recent breakthrough authors comes an exciting, brand new series.The demons...In the endless forests of the Wild, humanity scratches a living by the side of the great Godroads, paths of crystal that provide safe passage and hold back the infernal tide. Creatures lurk within the trees, watching, and plucking those who stray too far from safety.The Deathless...In crystal castles held aloft on magical currents, seven timeless royal families reign, protecting humanity from the spread of the Wild and its demons. Born and reborn into flawless bodies, the Deathless are as immortal as the precious stones from which they take their names. For generations a fragile balance has held.And the damned...House Sapphire, one of the ancient Deathless families, is riven by suspicion and madness. Whole villages are disappearing as the hunting expeditions holding the Wild at bay begin to fail.Then, when assassins strike, House Sapphire shatters.Nothing lasts forever.The Deathless is the first novel in an astonishing new series from Gemmell award-winning author Peter Newman.

The Deathless

The Deathless

Author: Peter Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

From one of fantasy's biggest recent breakthrough authors comes an exciting, brand new series. The demons... In the endless forests of the Wild, humanity scratches a living by the side of the great Godroads, paths of crystal that provide safe passage and hold back the infernal tide. Creatures lurk within the trees, watching, and plucking those who stray too far from safety. The Deathless... In crystal castles held aloft on magical currents, seven timeless royal families reign, protecting humanity from the spread of the Wild and its demons. Born and reborn into flawless bodies, the Deathless are as immortal as the precious stones from which they take their names. For generations a fragile balance has held. And the damned... House Sapphire, one of the ancient Deathless families, is riven by suspicion and madness. Whole villages are disappearing as the hunting expeditions holding the Wild at bay begin to fail. Then, when assassins strike, House Sapphire shatters. Nothing lasts forever. The Deathless is the first novel in an astonishing new series from Gemmell award-winning author Peter Newman.

Vagant-Trilogie 2: Arglist

Vagant-Trilogie 2: Arglist

Author: Peter Newman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/04/2018

Im Suden regt sich der Bruch. Gammas Schwert - die Arglist - erwacht und macht sich bemerkbar, weil es wieder in den Kampf ziehen will. Doch der Vagant hat endlich eine Heimat gefunden und sich ein Leben aufgebaut. Deshalb kehrt er ihm den Rcken und ignoriert seine Aufforderung. Frustriert ruft das Schwert lauter, bis jemand anders es erhrt. Ihr Name ist Vesper. Diese futuristische, stark von der Fantasy beeinflusste Welt mit ihren korrupten Rittern, gefallenen Himmelsschiffen und der geheimnisumwitterten Gestalt, die sich von all dem abhebt, ist eine Trilogie, die man einfach gelesen haben muss.

The Seven

The Seven

Author: Peter Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

`An exciting new writer - sharp, compelling and original' Mark Lawrence Years have passed since the Vagrant journeyed to the Shining City, Vesper in arm and Gamma's sword in hand. Since then the world has changed. Vesper, following the footsteps of her father, journeyed to the breach and closed the tear between worlds, protecting the last of humanity, but also trapping the infernal horde and all those that fell to its corruptions: willing or otherwise. In this new age it is Vesper who leads the charge towards unity and peace, with seemingly nothing standing between the world and a bright new future. That is until eyes open. And The Seven awaken.

The Seven

The Seven

Author: Peter Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2017

`An exciting new writer - sharp, compelling and original' Mark Lawrence Years have passed since the Vagrant journeyed to the Shining City, Vesper in arm and Gamma's sword in hand. Since then the world has changed. Vesper, following the footsteps of her father, journeyed to the breach and closed the tear between worlds, protecting the last of humanity, but also trapping the infernal horde and all those that fell to its corruptions: willing or otherwise. In this new age it is Vesper who leads the charge towards unity and peace, with seemingly nothing standing between the world and a bright new future. That is until eyes open. And The Seven awaken.

Vagant-Trilogie 1: Vagant

Vagant-Trilogie 1: Vagant

Author: Peter Newman Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2017

Ein einsamer Wanderer. Ein Schwert. Ein Kind. In einer postapokalyptischen Fantasy-Welt macht sich der namenlose Vagant mit einem Sugling im Arm auf die Reise. Sein Ziel: die letzte Zuflucht der Menschheit. Dorthin soll er ein mchtiges Schwert bringen. Die einzige Waffe, die den dmonische Ursupator vernichten kann. Fr (aber nicht ausschlielich) Fans von Joe Abercrombie und Mark Lawrence ein Muss!

Resilient Cities Overcoming Fossil-Fuel Dependence

Resilient Cities Overcoming Fossil-Fuel Dependence

Author: Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather Boyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

What does it mean to be a resilient city in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? As urban populations grow, how do we create efficient transportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon buildings for all citizens? Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer respond to these questions in the revised and updated edition of Resilient Cities. Since the first edition was published in 2009, interest in resilience has surged, in part due to increasingly frequent and deadly natural disasters, and in part due to the contribution of our cities to climate change. The number of new initiatives and approaches from citizens and all levels of government show the promise as well as the challenges of creating cities that are truly resilient. The authors' hopeful approach to creating cities that are not only resilient, but striving to become regenerative, is now organised around their characteristics of a resilient city.A resilient city is one that uses renewable and distributed energy; has an efficient and regenerative metabolism; offers inclusive and healthy places; fosters biophilic and naturally adaptive systems; is invested in disaster preparedness; and is designed around efficient urban fabrics that allow for sustainable mobility. Resilient Cities, Second Edition reveals how the resilient city characteristics have been achieved in communities around the globe. The authors offer stories, insights, and inspiration for urban planners, policymakers, and professionals interested in creating more sustainable, equitable, and, eventually, regenerative cities. Most importantly, the book is about overcoming fear and generating hope in our cities. Cities will need to claim a different future that helps us regenerate the whole planet, this is the challenge of resilient cities.

ResiliCities, Second Edition

ResiliCities, Second Edition

Author: Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather Boyer Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2017

What does it mean to be a resilicity in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? As urban populations grow, how do we create efficitransportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon buildings for all citizens?Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer respond to these questions in the revised and updated edition of ResiliCities. Since the first edition was published in 2009, interest in resilience has surged, in part due to increasingly frequand deadly natural disasters, and in part due to the contribution of our cities to climate change. The number of new initiatives and approaches from citizens and all levels of governmshow the promise as well as the challenges of creating cities that are truly resilient.The authors' hopeful approach to creating cities that are not only resilient, but striving to become regenerative, is now organized around their characteristics of a resilicity. A resilicity is one that uses renewable and distributed energy; has an efficiand regenerative metabolism; offers inclusive and healthy places; fosters biophilic and naturally adaptive systems; is invested in disaster preparedness; and is designed around efficiurban fabrics that allow for sustainable mobility.ResiliCities, Second Edition reveals how the resilicity characteristics have been achieved in communities around the globe. The authors offer stories, insights, and inspiration for urban planners, policymakers, and professionals interested in creating more sustainable, equitable, and, eventually, regenerative cities. Mimportantly, the book is about overcoming fear and generating hope in our cities. Cities will need to claim a differfuture that helps us regenerate the whole planet–this is the challenge of resilicities.

The Seven

The Seven

Author: Peter Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2017

`An exciting new writer - sharp, compelling and original' Mark Lawrence Years have passed since the Vagrant journeyed to the Shining City, Vesper in arm and Gamma's sword in hand. Since then the world has changed. Vesper, following the footsteps of her father, journeyed to the breach and closed the tear between worlds, protecting the last of humanity, but also trapping the infernal horde and all those that fell to its corruptions: willing or otherwise. In this new age it is Vesper who leads the charge towards unity and peace, with seemingly nothing standing between the world and a bright new future. That is until eyes open. And The Seven awaken.

The Seven

The Seven

Author: Peter Newman Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2017

`An exciting new writer - sharp, compelling and original' Mark Lawrence Years have passed since the Vagrant journeyed to the Shining City, Vesper in arm and Gamma's sword in hand. Since then the world has changed. Vesper, following the footsteps of her father, journeyed to the breach and closed the tear between worlds, protecting the last of humanity, but also trapping the infernal horde and all those that fell to its corruptions: willing or otherwise. In this new age it is Vesper who leads the charge towards unity and peace, with seemingly nothing standing between the world and a bright new future. That is until eyes open. And The Seven awaken.

Seven

Seven

Author: Peter Newman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2017

Years have passed since the Vagrant journeyed to the Shining City, Vesper in arm and Gamma's sword in hand. Since then the world has changed. Vesper, following the footsteps of her father, journeyed to the breach and closed the tear between worlds, protecting the last of humanity, but also trapping the infernal horde and all those that fell to its corruptions: willing or otherwise. In this new age it is Vesper who leads the charge towards unity and peace, with seemingly nothing standing between the world and a bright new future. That is until eyes open. And The Seven awaken.

The Malice

The Malice

Author: Peter Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

`The Malice was entertaining and riveting, with almost never a dull moment. ...Do yourself a favour, buy this book. And the first one, too, if you don't already own it. You will regret nothing.' Geeks of Doom In the south, the Breach stirs. Gamma's sword, the Malice, wakes, calling to be taken to battle once more. But the Vagrant has found a home now, made a life and so he turns his back, ignoring its call. The sword cries out, frustrated, until another answers. Her name is Vesper.

Vagrant and the City

Vagrant and the City

Author: Peter Newman Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2017

The second short story set in Peter Newman's incredible world of THE VAGRANT.'It's a story that grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and refused to let go...' Fantasy Faction

Hammer and the Goat

Hammer and the Goat

Author: Peter Newman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2016

The first short story set in Peter Newman's incredible world of THE VAGRANT.'It's a story that grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and refused to let go...' Fantasy Faction

The Malice

The Malice

Author: Peter Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2016

`The Malice was entertaining and riveting, with almost never a dull moment. ...Do yourself a favour, buy this book. And the first one, too, if you don't already own it. You will regret nothing.' Geeks of Doom In the south, the Breach stirs. Gamma's sword, the Malice, wakes, calling to be taken to battle once more. But the Vagrant has found a home now, made a life and so he turns his back, ignoring its call. The sword cries out, frustrated, until another answers. Her name is Vesper.

Malice

Malice

Author: Peter Newman Format: eBook Release Date: 19/05/2016

'The Malice was entertaining and riveting, with almost never a dull moment. ...Do yourself a favour, buy this book. And the first one, too, if you don't already own it. You will regret nothing.' Geeks of DoomIn the south, the Breach stirs. Gamma's sword, the Malice, wakes, calling to be taken to battle once more. But the Vagrant has found a home now, made a life and so he turns his back, ignoring its call. The sword cries out, frustrated, until another answers. Her name is Vesper.

The Malice

The Malice

Author: Peter Newman Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2016

`The Malice was entertaining and riveting, with almost never a dull moment. ...Do yourself a favour, buy this book. And the first one, too, if you don't already own it. You will regret nothing.' Geeks of Doom In the south, the Breach stirs. Gamma's sword, the Malice, wakes, calling to be taken to battle once more. But the Vagrant has found a home now, made a life and so he turns his back, ignoring its call. The sword cries out, frustrated, until another answers. Her name is Vesper.

The Vagrant

The Vagrant

Author: Peter Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

Years have passed since humanity's destruction emerged from the Breach. Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape. As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde.

The End of Automobile Dependence How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning

The End of Automobile Dependence How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning

Author: Peter Newman, Jeffrey R. Kenworthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2015

This book offers new guidance for urban and transportation planners and urban policy makers on how to accelerate development of cities away from automobile dependence. In The End of Automobile Dependence, Newman and Kenworthy look at how we can accelerate a planning approach to designing urban environments that can function reliably and conveniently on alternative modes, with a refined and more civilized automobile playing a very much reduced and manageable role in urban transportation. The authors examine the rise and fall of automobile dependence using updated data on 44 global cities to better understand how to facilitate and guide cities to the most productive and sustainable outcomes. This is the final volume in a trilogy by Newman and Kenworthy on automobile dependence (Cities and Automobile Dependence in 1989 and Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence in 1999). Like all good trilogies, this one shows the rise of an empire, in this case that of the automobile, the peak of its power, and the decline of that empire.

The End of Automobile Dependence How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning

The End of Automobile Dependence How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning

Author: Peter Newman, Jeffrey R. Kenworthy Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2015

This book offers new guidance for urban and transportation planners and urban policy makers on how to accelerate development of cities away from automobile dependence. In The End of Automobile Dependence, Newman and Kenworthy look at how we can accelerate a planning approach to designing urban environments that can function reliably and conveniently on alternative modes, with a refined and more civilized automobile playing a very much reduced and manageable role in urban transportation. The authors examine the rise and fall of automobile dependence using updated data on 44 global cities to better understand how to facilitate and guide cities to the most productive and sustainable outcomes. This is the final volume in a trilogy by Newman and Kenworthy on automobile dependence (Cities and Automobile Dependence in 1989 and Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence in 1999). Like all good trilogies, this one shows the rise of an empire, in this case that of the automobile, the peak of its power, and the decline of that empire.

End of Automobile Dependence

End of Automobile Dependence

Author: Peter Newman, Jeffrey Kenworthy Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Cities will continue to accommodate the automobile, but when cities are built around them, the quality of human and natural life declines. Current trends show great promise for future urban mobility systems that enable freedom and connection, but not dependence. We are experiencing the phenomenon of peak car use in many global cities at the same time that urban rail is thriving, central cities are revitalizing, and suburban sprawl is reversing. Walking and cycling are growing in many cities, along with ubiquitous bike sharing schemes, which have contributed to new investment and vitality in central cities including Melbourne, Seattle, Chicago, and New York.We are thus in a new era that has come much faster than global transportation experts Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy had predicted: the end of automobile dependence. In The End of Automobile Dependence, Newman and Kenworthy look at how we can accelerate a planning approach to designing urban environments that can function reliably and conveniently on alternative modes, with a refined and more civilized automobile playing a very much reduced and manageable role in urban transportation. The authors examine the rise and fall of automobile dependence using updated data on 44 global cities to better understand how to facilitate and guide cities to the most productive and sustainable outcomes.This is the final volume in a trilogy by Newman and Kenworthy on automobile dependence (Cities and Automobile Dependence in 1989 and Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence in 1999). Like all good trilogies this one shows the rise of an empire, in this case that of the automobile, the peak of its power, and the decline of that empire.

Vagrant

Vagrant

Author: Peter Newman Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2015

The Vagrant is his name. He has no other. Years have passed since humanity's destruction emerged from the Breach. Friendless and alone he walks across a desolate, war-torn landscape. As each day passes the world tumbles further into depravity, bent and twisted by the new order, corrupted by the Usurper, the enemy, and his infernal horde. His purpose is to reach the Shining City, last bastion of the human race, and deliver the only weapon that may make a difference in the ongoing war. What little hope remains is dying. Abandoned by its leader, The Seven, and its heroes, The Seraph Knights, the last defences of a once great civilisation are crumbling into dust. But the Shining City is far away and the world is a very dangerous place.

ResiliCities

ResiliCities

Author: Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather M. Boyer Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2013

The authors of this spirited book don't believe that oblivion is necessarily the destiny of urban areas. Instead, they believe that intelligplanning and visionary leadership can help cities meet the impending crises, and look to existing initiatives in cities around the world. Rather than responding with fear (as a legion of doomsaying prognosticators have done), they choose hope. This is not a book filled with "e;blue sky"e; theory (although blue skies will be a welcome result of its recommendations). Rather, it is packed with practical ideas, some of which are already working in cities today. It frankly admits that our cities have problems that will worsen if they are not addressed, but it suggests that these problems are solvable. And the time to begin solving them is now.

Sustainability and Cities

Sustainability and Cities

Author: Peter Newman, Jeffrey Kenworthy Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2013

Sustainability and Cities examines the urban aspect of sustainability issues, arguing that cities are a necessary focus for that global agenda. The authors make the case that the essential character of a city's land use results from how it manages its transportation, and that only by reducing our automobile dependence will we be able to successfully accommodate all elements of the sustainability agenda.The book begins with chapters that set forth the notion of sustainability and how it applies to cities and automobile dependence. The authors consider the changing urban economy in the information age, and describe the extof automobile dependence worldwide. They provide an updated survey of global cities that examines a range of sustainability factors and indicators, and, using a series of case studies, demonstrate how cities around the world are overcoming the problem of automobile dependence. They also examine the connections among transportation and other issues-including water use and cycling, waste management, and greening the urban landscape-and explain how all elements of sustainability can be managed simultaneously.The authors end with a consideration of how professional planners can promote the sustainability agenda, and the ethical base needed to ensure that this critical set of issues is taken seriously in the world's cities.Sustainability and Cities will serve as a source of both learning and inspiration for those seeking to create more sustainable cities, and is an important book for practitioners, researchers, and students in the fields of planning, geography, and public policy.

Green Urbanism In Asia: The Emerging Green Tigers

Green Urbanism In Asia: The Emerging Green Tigers

Author: Peter Newman, Anne Matan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2013

The world is facing an age of scarcity which will challenge all cities to reduce their resource footprint, especially carbon, improve biodiversity and at the same time continue to create economic opportunities and liveable places. This is green urbanism. Asian urban growth is leading the world in the rapidity of its change but how is it doing on green urbanism? This book finds emerging innovations and first signs of green urbanism in Asia and suggests they may be the guiding light for the rest of the world. The authors highlight seven archetypal cities exhibiting green urbanism: the renewable energy city, the bioregional carbon neutral city, the distributed city, the biophilic city, the eco-efficient city, the place-based city and the sustainable transport city. The book is a must-read for all who are concerned with the future of our cities as it instills hope that a greener urban future is possible.

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems

Author: Peter Newman, Isabella Jennings Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2012

Modern city dwellers are largely detached from the environmental effects of their daily lives. The sources of the water they drink, the food they eat, and the energy they consume are all but invisible, often coming from other continents, and their waste ends up in places beyond their city boundaries.Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems shows how cities and their residents can begin to reintegrate into their bioregional environment, and how cities themselves can be planned with nature's organizing principles in mind. Taking cues from living systems for sustainability strategies, Newman and Jennings reassess urban design by exploring flows of energy, materials, and information, along with the interactions between human and non-human parts of the system.Drawing on examples from all corners of the world, the authors explore natural patterns and processes that cities can emulate in order to move toward sustainability. Some cities have adopted simple strategies such as harvesting rainwater, greening roofs, and producing renewable energy. Others have created biodiversity parks for endangered species, community gardens that support a connection to their foodshed, and pedestrian-friendly spaces that encourage walking and cycling.A powerful model for urban redevelopment, Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems describes aspects of urban ecosystems from the visioning process to achieving economic security to fostering a sense of place.

Planning World Cities Globalization and Urban Politics

Planning World Cities Globalization and Urban Politics

Author: Peter Newman, Dr. Andy Thornley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2011

This major comparative text on urban planning, and the global and regional context in which it takes place, examines what have been traditionally regarded as 'world cities' (New York, London, Tokyo) and also a range of other important cities in America, Europe and Asia. The authors show the role planning has played in the way cities have responded to the forces of globalization, and argue for the importance of diverse - rather than one-size-fits-all - planning practices. This fully revised second edition systematically brings the debates on the impact of globalization right up to date and provides integrated coverage of the latest planning theory and practice. It also contains extended analysis of the implications of the rapid growth of Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing. New material is included on the impact of globalization on poorer mega-cities like Mumbai and Johannesburg.

Planning World Cities Globalization and Urban Politics

Planning World Cities Globalization and Urban Politics

Author: Peter Newman, Dr. Andy Thornley Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/06/2011

This major comparative text on urban planning, and the global and regional context in which it takes place, examines what have been traditionally regarded as 'world cities' (New York, London, Tokyo) and also a range of other important cities in America, Europe and Asia. The authors show the role planning has played in the way cities have responded to the forces of globalization, and argue for the importance of diverse - rather than one-size-fits-all - planning practices. This fully revised second edition systematically brings the debates on the impact of globalization right up to date and provides integrated coverage of the latest planning theory and practice. It also contains extended analysis of the implications of the rapid growth of Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing. New material is included on the impact of globalization on poorer mega-cities like Mumbai and Johannesburg.

Nothing To Say

Nothing To Say

Author: Peter Newman Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/2009

This is a collection of poems and thoughts by Peter Newman. It is indicative of his wit, which shines through his autobiographical verse along with the eloquence of his words.

Resilient Cities Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change

Resilient Cities Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change

Author: Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, Heather Boyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2009

This is a visionary guide to developing cities that are livable, sustainable, and 'resilient'. Half of the world's inhabitants now live in cities. In the next twenty years, the number of urban dwellers will swell to an estimated five billion people. With their inefficient transportation systems and poorly designed buildings, many cities - especially in the United States - consume enormous quantities of fossil fuels and emit high levels of greenhouse gases. But our planet is rapidly running out of the carbon-based fuels that have powered urban growth for centuries and we seem to be unable to curb our greenhouse gas emissions. Are the world's cities headed for inevitable collapse?The authors of this spirited book don't believe that oblivion is necessarily the destiny of urban areas. Instead, they believe that intelligent planning and visionary leadership can help cities meet the impending crises, and look to existing initiatives in cities around the world. Rather than responding with fear (as a legion of doomsaying prognosticators have done), they choose hope.First, they confront the problems, describing where we stand today in our use of oil and our contribution to climate change. They then present four possible outcomes for cities: 'collapse,' 'ruralized,' 'divided,' and 'resilient.' In response to their scenarios, they articulate how a new 'sustainable urbanism' could replace today's 'carbon-consuming urbanism.' They address in detail how new transportation systems and buildings can be feasibly developed to replace our present low-efficiency systems. In conclusion, they offer ten 'strategic steps' that any city can take toward greater sustainability and resilience.This is not a book filled with 'blue sky' theory (although blue skies will be a welcome result of its recommendations). Rather, it is packed with practical ideas, some of which are already working in cities today. It frankly admits that our cities have problems that will worsen if they are not addressed, but it suggests that these problems are solvable. And the time to begin solving them is now.

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems Principles and Practices

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems Principles and Practices

Author: Peter Newman, Isabella Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2008

Modern city dwellers are largely detached from the environmental effects of their daily lives. The sources of the water they drink, the food they eat, and the energy they consume are all but invisible, often coming from other continents, and their waste ends up in places beyond their city boundaries. Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems shows how cities and their residents can begin to reintegrate into their bioregional environment, and how cities themselves can be planned with nature's organizing principles in mind. Taking cues from living systems for sustainability strategies, Newman and Jennings reassess urban design by exploring flows of energy, materials, and information, along with the interactions between human and non-human parts of the system.Drawing on examples from all corners of the world, the authors explore natural patterns and processes that cities can emulate in order to move toward sustainability. Some cities have adopted simple strategies such as harvesting rainwater, greening roofs, and producing renewable energy. Others have created biodiversity parks for endangered species, community gardens that support a connection to their foodshed, and pedestrian-friendly spaces that encourage walking and cycling.A powerful model for urban redevelopment, Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems describes aspects of urban ecosystems from the visioning process to achieving economic security to fostering a sense of place.

F. Y. Edgeworth's 'Mathematical Psychics' and Further Papers on Political Economy

F. Y. Edgeworth's 'Mathematical Psychics' and Further Papers on Political Economy

Author: Peter Newman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2003

Francis Ysidro Edgeworth (1845-1926), scion of a leading Anglo-Irish family, was a classical scholar and mathematician who became the Drummond Professor of Political Economy at Oxford. He was the leading mathematical economist of his day and made major contributions to utilitarian ethics, probability theory, and statistics. Though little understood at that time, Edgeworth's work on contract theory has increasingly been recognized as vital to recent advances in game theory and the optimizing properties of markets under varying conditions. As editor of the Economic Journal, as a major contributor to Palgrave's Dictionary of Political Economy, and as an inveterate reviewer of books on all subjects and in five European languages, Edgeworth's range of expertise was extraordinary by modern standards. Three volumes of Papers Relating to Political Economy were published during Edgeworth's lifetime. This volume completes the project by including three important monographs - Mathematical Psychics, New and Old Methods in Ethics, and On the Relation of Political Economy to War - alongside all the articles and reviews that were not included in the first three volumes. In addition to a selection of Edgeworth's contributions to the Palgrave Dictionary, this volume also contains a complete bibliography of Edgeworth's writings compiled by Alberto Baccini. It is prefaced by assessments of Edgeworth's life and works written by the editor, Peter Newman, the leading authority on the subject.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law Three Volume Set

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law Three Volume Set

Author: Peter Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2002

A great deal of economics is about law - the functioning of markets, property rights and their enforcement, financial obligations, and so forth - yet these legal aspects are almost never addressed in the academic study of economics. Conversely, the study and practice of law entails a significant understanding of economics, yet the drafting and administration of laws often ignore economic principle. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law is uniquely placed by the quality, breadth and depth of its coverage to address this need for building bridges. Drawn from the ranks of academics, professional lawyers, and economists in eight countries, the 340 contributors include world experts in their fields. Among them are Nobel laureates in economics and eminent legal scholars. First published in 1998 and now available in paperback for the first time, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law has established itself as a classic reference work in this important field.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law

Author: Peter Newman Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/1998

A great deal of economics is about law - the functioning of markets, property rights and their enforcement, financial obligations, and so forth - yet these legal aspects are almost never addressed in the academic study of economics. Conversely, the study and practice of law entails a significant understanding of economics, yet the drafting and administration of laws often ignore economic principle. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law is uniquely placed by the quality, breadth and depth of its coverage to address this need for building bridges. Drawn from the ranks of academics, professional lawyers, and economists in eight countries, the 340 contributors include world experts in their fields. Among them are Nobel Laureates in economics and eminent legal scholars. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law will become a benchmark for reference of the highest quality.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law

Author: Peter Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1998

A great deal of economics is about law - the functioning of markets, property rights and their enforcement, financial obligations, and so forth - yet these legal aspects are almost never addressed in the academic study of economics. Conversely, the study and practice of law entails a significant understanding of economics, yet the drafting and administration of laws often ignore economic principle. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law is uniquely placed by the quality, breadth and depth of its coverage to address this need for building bridges. Drawn from the ranks of academics, professional lawyers, and economists in eight countries, the 340 contributors include world experts in their fields. Among them are Nobel Laureates in economics and eminent legal scholars. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law will become a benchmark for reference of the highest quality.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance 3 Volume Set

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance 3 Volume Set

Author: Peter Newman Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/1992

The first reference work ever to be awarded the Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing from Columbia Business School. Continuing in the tradition of The New Palgrave , this 3-volume set provides an unparalleled guide to modern money, banking and finance. In over 1,000 substantial essays by leading academic and professional authorities, it provides the most comprehensive analysis available of contemporary theory and the fast-evolving global monetary and financial framework. In its scope and depth of coverage, it is indispensable for the academic and practitioner alike.

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