Urban Sustainability: Reconnecting Space and Place
Given ongoing concerns about global climate change and its impacts on cities, the need for sustainable planning has never been greater. This book explores concrete ways to achieve urban sustainability based on integrated planning, policy development, and decision-making.
Urban Sustainability is the first book to provide an applied interdisciplinary perspective on the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in this area. Bringing together researchers and practitioners to explore leading innovations on the ground, this volume combines the theoretical underpinnings of urban sustainability with current practices through highly readable narrative case studies. The contributors also provide fresh perspectives on how issues related to sustainable urban planning and development can be reconciled through collaborative partnerships and engagement processes.
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- Page Count: 296 pages
- Illustrations: 20
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.1in
‘The editors have assembled a thought provoking set of case studies of urban sustainability in Canada… The volume does an additional service by provoking broader, and challenging, questions about how to combine and coordinate pluralist approaches to urban sustainability in the service of system-level sustainability.’
Urban Studies vol 51:04:2015
Author InformationAnn Dale is a professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability and Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development at Royal Roads University.
William T. Dushenko is Vice-President Academics at Yukon College and former Dean of the School of Sustainable Building and Environmental Management at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Pamela Robinson is an associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University and a regular contributor to Spacing magazine.
Table of contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Ann Dale (Royal Roads University)
- Generational Responses—Why a Third?
Pamela Robinson (Ryerson University) and Ann Dale
- Sustainability and Integrated Approaches to Regional Planning
Kevin Hanna (Wilfrid Laurier University) and D. Scott Slocombe (Wilfrid Laurier University)
- Mapmaking as Placemaking: Building Social Capital for Urban Sustainability
Nina-Marie Lister (Ryerson University)
- Planning for Sustainability: Moving from Plan to Action
Pamela Robinson (Ryerson University)
- Towards Walkable Urban Neighbourhoods
Lenore Newman (University of the Fraser Valley) and Levi Waldron (Harvard University)
- United We Can—A Street Charity that Makes a Difference
- Chickens in the City—The Urban Agriculture Movement
Nick Weigeldt (Clean Air Partnership)
- Finding Opportunities for Urban Sustainability in Cottage Life
Nik Luka (McGill University)
- Urban/Rural Tensions, Place and Community Sustainability
William T. Dushenko (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology)
- Sustainable Buildings: A Necessary Component for Urban Sustainability
Rodney C. McDonald (McDonald Sustainability Group Inc.)
Ann Dale and William T. Dushenko
Subjects and Courses