Rethinking Sustainable Cities

Fair, Green and Accessible

Edited by David Simon

Rethinking Sustainable Cities

Edited by David Simon

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

152 pages | 5 x 7 3/4
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9781447332848 Published November 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Sustainable urbanization has moved to the forefront of political debate and policy agendas for numerous reasons. Among the most important are a growing appreciation both of the implications of rapid urbanization now occurring in China, India, and many other low and middle income countries with historically low urbanization levels and of the related challenges posed to urban areas worldwide by climate and environmental change. Conceptualizing urban sustainability for this new era, this compact book makes a clear contribution to the sustainable urbanization agenda through authoritative interventions that contextualize, assess, and explain the importance of three central characteristics of sustainable towns and cities everywhere: that they should be fair, green, and accessible.
Contents
Foreword ~ Julio Dávila;
Introduction: Sustainable cities in sustainable societies ~ David Simon;
Changing ideas and practices for making cities fair ~ Susan Parnell;
Green cities: from tokenism to incrementalism and transformation ~ David Simon;
Accessible cities: from urban density to multidimensional access ~ James Waters;
Conclusions and implications ~ David Simon and Henrietta Palmer. 
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