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Urban & municipal planning

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Deeper City Collective Intelligence and the Pathways from Smart to Wise

Deeper City Collective Intelligence and the Pathways from Smart to Wise

Author: Joe (University of Manchester, UK) Ravetz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Deeper City is the first major application of new thinking on 'deeper complexity', applied to grand challenges such as runaway urbanization, climate change, and rising inequality. The author provides a new framework for the collective intelligence - the capacity for learning and synergy - in many-layered cities, technologies, economies, ecologies and political systems. The key is in synergistic design thinking, to move beyond smart efficiency with 'winner-takes-all', towards wiser human systems where 'winners-are-all'. 40 distinct pathways 'from smart to wise' are mapped in Deeper City and presented for strategic action, ranging from local neighbourhoods to global finance. As an atlas of the future, and resource library of pathway mappings, this book expands on the author's previous work, City-Region 2020. From a decade of development and testing, Deeper City combines visual thinking with a narrative style and practical guidance. This book will be indispensable for those seeking a sustainable future - students, politicians, planners, systems designers, activists, engineers and researchers.

Deeper City Collective Intelligence and the Pathways from Smart to Wise

Deeper City Collective Intelligence and the Pathways from Smart to Wise

Author: Joe (University of Manchester, UK) Ravetz Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Deeper City is the first major application of new thinking on 'deeper complexity', applied to grand challenges such as runaway urbanization, climate change, and rising inequality. The author provides a new framework for the collective intelligence - the capacity for learning and synergy - in many-layered cities, technologies, economies, ecologies and political systems. The key is in synergistic design thinking, to move beyond smart efficiency with 'winner-takes-all', towards wiser human systems where 'winners-are-all'. 40 distinct pathways 'from smart to wise' are mapped in Deeper City and presented for strategic action, ranging from local neighbourhoods to global finance. As an atlas of the future, and resource library of pathway mappings, this book expands on the author's previous work, City-Region 2020. From a decade of development and testing, Deeper City combines visual thinking with a narrative style and practical guidance. This book will be indispensable for those seeking a sustainable future - students, politicians, planners, systems designers, activists, engineers and researchers.

The Self-Build Experience Institutionalisation, Place-Making and City Building

The Self-Build Experience Institutionalisation, Place-Making and City Building

Author: Willem Salet Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2020

Spanning multiple countries across South America, Europe and Africa, this book investigates the phenomenon of self-building for low and middle income groups in urban areas. It explores the tension between governance and self-regulation, considering how this relationship can be remodelled and optimized to create more socially sustainable forms of urbanisation. It argues for a rethinking of governance and the moral and managerial ownership of the city.

Urbanisation at Risk in the Pacific and Asia Disasters, Climate Change and Resilience in the Built Environment

Urbanisation at Risk in the Pacific and Asia Disasters, Climate Change and Resilience in the Built Environment

Author: David Sanderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

This book presents practical approaches for tackling the threats from climate change and disasters to urban growth in Pacific island countries and Asian nations. With chapters written by leading scholars and practitioners, Urbanisation at Risk presents research and case studies from island countries across the Pacific, Cambodia, Nepal and the Philippines. The book explores and presents the theory, policy and practice of how governments, civil society, aid organisations and people themselves prepare for, withstand and recover better from urban disasters including windstorms, floods, earthquakes and fires, and the effects of climate change. This book is written for urban policy makers, researchers, humanitarian aid and development workers, and anyone interested in urbanisation, participatory approaches, disasters, resilience and climate change adaptation.

Neighborhood Change and Neighborhood Action The Struggle to Create Neighborhoods That Serve Human Needs

Neighborhood Change and Neighborhood Action The Struggle to Create Neighborhoods That Serve Human Needs

Author: Eileen Ahlin, Maria Jo Antunes, Daniel Brisson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

This book is an examination of neighborhood mobilization and engagement from the perspective of several disciplines: psychology, social work, political science, planning, and education. The essays included in the work examine both internal and external factors related to the ability of neighborhoods to meet the human needs of their residents. They address the constraints put on neighborhood mobilization by the local and international political economy, but they also show how those constraints can, in a number of cases, be overcome by effective action. They treat neighborhood engagement as an educational process through which residents enhance their skills and knowledge as they participate. Taken together, these essays provide a comprehensive and multi-faceted view of the issues facing contemporary urban neighborhoods.

Urbanisation at Risk in the Pacific and Asia Disasters, Climate Change and Resilience in the Built Environment

Urbanisation at Risk in the Pacific and Asia Disasters, Climate Change and Resilience in the Built Environment

Author: David Sanderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2020

This book presents practical approaches for tackling the threats from climate change and disasters to urban growth in Pacific island countries and Asian nations. With chapters written by leading scholars and practitioners, Urbanisation at Risk presents research and case studies from island countries across the Pacific, Cambodia, Nepal and the Philippines. The book explores and presents the theory, policy and practice of how governments, civil society, aid organisations and people themselves prepare for, withstand and recover better from urban disasters including windstorms, floods, earthquakes and fires, and the effects of climate change. This book is written for urban policy makers, researchers, humanitarian aid and development workers, and anyone interested in urbanisation, participatory approaches, disasters, resilience and climate change adaptation.

Take the City - Voices of Radical Municipalism

Take the City - Voices of Radical Municipalism

Author: Jason Toney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Qualitative Analysis for Planning & Policy Beyond the Numbers

Qualitative Analysis for Planning & Policy Beyond the Numbers

Author: John Gaber Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

The revised and updated second edition of Qualitative Analysis for Planning & Policy is a roadmap to help planners access qualitative data and integrate it into their planning investigations. Planning and policy decisions are not based solely on numbers, and this book equips planners with a how-to guide to see what has been missing between the lines of quantitative data and make good decisions using the best possible information. Each chapter offers step-by-step instruction on how to set up and enact diverse types of qualitative research, and case studies demonstrate how qualitative research techniques can be combined with quantitative methods to tackle complex real-world projects. For over a decade Qualitative Analysis for Planning & Policy has been an indispensable resource for students and researchers, experienced and novice planners. The revised second edition offers myriad tools to help twenty-first-century planners make intelligent decisions, including new qualitative research techniques, technological innovations, and contemporary case studies.

Qualitative Analysis for Planning & Policy Beyond the Numbers

Qualitative Analysis for Planning & Policy Beyond the Numbers

Author: John Gaber Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

The revised and updated second edition of Qualitative Analysis for Planning & Policy is a roadmap to help planners access qualitative data and integrate it into their planning investigations. Planning and policy decisions are not based solely on numbers, and this book equips planners with a how-to guide to see what has been missing between the lines of quantitative data and make good decisions using the best possible information. Each chapter offers step-by-step instruction on how to set up and enact diverse types of qualitative research, and case studies demonstrate how qualitative research techniques can be combined with quantitative methods to tackle complex real-world projects. For over a decade Qualitative Analysis for Planning & Policy has been an indispensable resource for students and researchers, experienced and novice planners. The revised second edition offers myriad tools to help twenty-first-century planners make intelligent decisions, including new qualitative research techniques, technological innovations, and contemporary case studies.

Regenerating the Inner City Glasgow's Experience

Regenerating the Inner City Glasgow's Experience

Author: David Donnison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Originally published in 1987, Regenerating the Inner City looks at the changes to Glasgow's East End and how industrial closures and slum clearance projects have caused people to leave. This is reflected across the western world, and causes severe blows to cities where these industries are located. The book draws on Glasgow's Eastern Area Renewal Scheme, the first big urban renewal project in Britain. The contributors to the volume come from a range of disciplines and form practical conclusions for policy-makers, and community activists. The book uses door-to-door surveys in Glasgow's east end, and interviews with community groups to gain an authentic understanding of the issue.

Sharing Mobilities New Perspectives for the Mobile Risk Society

Sharing Mobilities New Perspectives for the Mobile Risk Society

Author: Malene (Roskilde University, Denmark) Freudendal-Pedersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2020

Sharing Mobilities focuses on the emergence of future sustainable and collaborative mobility cultures. At the intersection of physical and virtual capacity and access to people, goods, ideas and services, this book poses fundamental challenges and opportunities for governance, economy, planning, and identity. The future of new collaborative forms of consumption and sharing would play a key role in the organisation of everyday life and business. Sharing mobilities is more than simply sharing transport, and its diverse impacts on society and the environment demand thorough theory-led sociological research. With an extensive global range, the contributors present radical manifestations of sharing capacities throughout diverse countries, including Germany, Denmark, Japan, and Vietnam. The phenomenon of mobility is highly actual and social as well as politically relevant and urging. This collection focuses on open questions from perspective of the mobilities turn while presenting state-of-the-art theory-based articles with applied perspectives. An ideal read for scholars based in social science and the interdisciplinary research on mobility, transports, and sharing economy. Sociologists, geographers, economists, urban governance researchers, and research students would also find this book of interest.

The Life of North American Suburbs Imagined Utopias and Transitional Spaces

The Life of North American Suburbs Imagined Utopias and Transitional Spaces

Author: Jan Nijman Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2020

This book chronicles and explains the role of suburbs in North American cities since the mid-twentieth century. Examining fifteen case studies from New York to Vancouver, Atlanta to Chicago, Montreal to Phoenix, The Life of North American Suburbs traces the insightful connection between the evolution of suburbs and the cultural dynamics of modern society. Suburbs are uniquely significant spaces: their creation and evolution reflect the shifting demographics, race relations, modes of production, cultural fabric, and class structures of society at large. The case studies investigate the place of suburbs within their wider metropolitan constellations: the crucial role they play in the cultural, economic, political, and spatial organization of the city. Together, the chapters paint a compelling portrait of North American cities and their dynamic suburban landscapes.