Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745337012 Published December 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745337029 Published December 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Unlocking Sustainable Cities

A Manifesto for Real Change

Paul Chatterton

Unlocking Sustainable Cities

Paul Chatterton

Distributed for Pluto Press

176 pages | 10 halftones | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745337012 Published December 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745337029 Published December 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Our urban spaces today struggle to thrive in the face corporate greed, increasing privatization, and rising inequality. Unlocking Sustainable Cities offers a way forward, challenging the unsustainable and damaging practices our cities are mired in and paving the way for alternative urban futures.
            Across the world, people are implementing promising new practices—from transforming abandoned public spaces and setting up community co-operatives, to rewilding urban nature and powering up civic energy. Paul Chatterton explores how these grassroots experiments harness the creative power of the collective to transform our city systems, from transportation, energy, and economy, to community, democracy, and nature. Imagining radical alternatives—such as car-free, post-carbon, “bio cities”—this is a toolkit for realizing a better urban future.
 

Review Quotes
Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for South West England and Gibraltar

“As global crises multiply and politicians seem unable to act, many are turning to the local for signs of hope. . . . Chatterton makes a powerful appeal for cities to rise to act on climate change, common ownership and genuine sustainability.” 

J.K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy, authors of Take Back the Economy: An Ethical

“Without ever losing sight of what’s at stake, Chatterton’s masterful and accessible book is a must for anyone interested in taking back cities for people and planet.”

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