Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Global Cities and Horse and Buggy Nations; Neighbourhoods to Love; The Barbell Society and Just-in-Time Delivery; From Mont Tremblant to Ski Tremblant; Along Bayswater Street; Urban Villages; It ain't Planning: It's Politics; Citizenship versus Faithship; The Mayor of Hiroshima and Intimations of God; The Idea of Progress and the First Nations; Biological and Social Phase Transitions; Cod, Government and the Transpiration Cycle; Care of the Soul/Care of the City/Care for the Planet; 1984Chr(45)2004: Poets and Visions; Cape Breton Beaches and the Gulf of Mexico; The Rise of Cities and Decline of the Planet; 689 Spadina and Coming of Age in Toronto; The 1960s: A global paradigm shift that never happened and how the same pattern is repeating itself; The World Social Forum II and Trying to Change Things; The World Social Forum III and Failing to Change Things; Saving the World with Stephen Lewis?; The Bush Bubble Comes to Ottawa; Jean de La Fontaine; Cities, Climate Change and Politics as Usual; Index. Codice inventario libreria
In 1950, only 30 percent of the world?s population lived in cities. By 2007, the planet?s population has doubled, and today, as many people live in cities as populated the entire planet in 1950. Eighty percent of the planet?s greenhouse gases are created by these energy-intensive urban centers. Thus, the key to creating climate change solutions resides with cities.
Author and Ottawa city councilor Clive Doucet provides a razor-sharp insider?s perspective, stating his central theme: ?It?s not about planning. It?s about politics.? Climate change is proceeding so quickly not for lack of knowledge, but because politicians who deviate from the car-based sprawl model cannot get elected.
Urban Meltdown describes how we got here, why we got here, and what can be done about it, as evidenced by the author?s observations that:
? Economic growth has no built-in environmental accountability.
? Until the political thinking about growth and the progress model itself is changed, our environmental concerns will never be properly addressed.
? We need a new governance paradigm at all three levels.
? The cautionary tale of how the 1960s tried to take us down a different route failed, not for lack of leadership but because the system didn?t permit it.
Urban Meltdown reveals, castigates, and inspires. This is an important book for anyone who cares about thinking differently, acting differently, and making a difference.
Clive Doucet is an urban activist, well-known journalist, best-selling author, and the first poet ever elected to Ottawa City Council.
L'autore: Clive Doucet is a City Councillor in Ottawa. Previously a federal pubic servant, he was Manager of Communications for the Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation's Demonstration Group Projects. A lifelong city activist, he is also a poet and writer with numerous books, articles and awards to his credit.
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