The Resource The Agile City : Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change, by James S. Russell, (electronic resource)

The Agile City : Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change, by James S. Russell, (electronic resource)

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The Agile City : Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change
Title
The Agile City
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Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change
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by James S. Russell
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eng
Summary
Americans are waking up to the realization that global warming poses real challenges to the nation’s prosperity. In The Agile City, journalist and urban analyst James S. Russell engages the million dollar question: what do we do about it? The answer lies in changing our fundamental approach to growth. Improved building techniques can readily cut carbon emissions by half, and some can get to zero. These cuts can be affordably achieved in windshield-shattering desert heat and the bone-chilling cold of the north. Intelligently designing our towns, suburbs, and cities could reduce commutes and child chauffeuring to a few miles or eliminate it entirely. Who wouldn’t want a future like that? Agility, Russell explains, also means learning to adapt to the effects of climate change, which means redesigning the obsolete ways we finance real estate; distribute housing subsidies; provide transportation; and obtain, distribute, and dispose of water. These engines of growth have become increasingly dysfunctional both economically and environmentally. The Agile City highlights tactics that create multiplier effects. Ecologically driven change can stimulate economic opportunity, make more productive workplaces, and help revive neglected communities. Considering multiple effects and benefits of political choices and private investments is essential to assuring wealth and well-being. The Agile City shows that change undertaken at the building and community level, with ingenuity and resourcefulness, makes the future look very green indeed
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Russell, James S
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QC902.8-903.2
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non fiction
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  • Environmental sciences
  • Architecture
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental management
  • Sustainable development
  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Urbanism
  • Environmental Management
  • Building Types and Functions
  • Urban Ecology
  • Sustainable Development
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The Agile City : Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change, by James S. Russell, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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Acknowledgments -- Prologue: Carbon-neutral Now -- Introduction: The Concrete Metropolis in a Dynamic Era -- Part 1: The Land. 1. Climate Change in the Landscapes of Speculation -- 2. A New Land Ethos. Part 2: Repairing The Dysfunctional Growth Machine. 3. Real Estate: Financing Agile Growth -- 4. Re-engineering Transportation -- 5. Ending the Water Wars -- 6. Megaburbs: The Unacknowledged Metropolis -- Part 3: Agile Urban Futures. 7. Building Adaptive Places -- 8. Creating Twenty-first-century Community -- 9. Loose-fit Urbanism -- 10. Green Grows the Future -- Epilogue: Tools to Build Civic Engagement
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XVIII, 292p. 43 illus.
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electronic
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9781610910279
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computer
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10.5822/978-1-61091-027-9
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-61091-027-9
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The Agile City : Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change, by James S. Russell, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Prologue: Carbon-neutral Now -- Introduction: The Concrete Metropolis in a Dynamic Era -- Part 1: The Land. 1. Climate Change in the Landscapes of Speculation -- 2. A New Land Ethos. Part 2: Repairing The Dysfunctional Growth Machine. 3. Real Estate: Financing Agile Growth -- 4. Re-engineering Transportation -- 5. Ending the Water Wars -- 6. Megaburbs: The Unacknowledged Metropolis -- Part 3: Agile Urban Futures. 7. Building Adaptive Places -- 8. Creating Twenty-first-century Community -- 9. Loose-fit Urbanism -- 10. Green Grows the Future -- Epilogue: Tools to Build Civic Engagement
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XVIII, 292p. 43 illus.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781610910279
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-027-9
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online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-61091-027-9

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