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Theme Cities: Solutions for Urban Problems [electronic resource] / edited by Wayne K.D. Davies.

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dc.contributor.author Davies, Wayne K.D. editor.
dc.contributor.author SpringerLink (Online service)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-03T15:50:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-03T15:50:40Z
dc.date.created 2015.
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.isbn 9789401796552
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.conacyt.gov.py/xmlui/handle/123456789/24937
dc.description XVIII, 615 p.
dc.description.abstract This book reviews a series of new urban ideas or themes designed to help make cities more liveable, sustainable, safe and inclusive. Featuring examples drawn from cities all over the world, the various chapters provide critical assessments of each of the various approaches and their potential to improve urban life. New Urbanism: creating new areas based on a more humane scale with neighbourhood cohesion Just Cities: creating more fairness in decision-making so all residents can participate and benefit. Green Cities: helping places become greener with environmental rehabilitation and protection Sustainable Cities: avoiding the waste of resources and harmful pollution in settlements Transition Towns: developing local initiatives for more sustainable actions Winter Cities: making cities in cold climates more comfortable and enjoyable Resilient Cities: strengthening cities to better enable them to withstand natural hazards Creative Cities: supporting cultural industries and attracting talented individuals Knowledge Cities: creating, renewing and spreading knowledge and innovation Safe Cities: ensuring that citizens are better protected against criminal actions Healthy Cities: making improvements in the health of people in cities Festive Cities: rediscovering the utility of festive events in settlements Slow Cities: enhancing locally unique activities, such as local cuisines and community interactions This volume offers a host of approaches designed to give a new direction and focus to planning policies, helping readers to fully understand the advantages and disadvantages of each potential idea. It seeks to solve the many current problems associated with urban developments, making it a valuable resource for university and college students in urban geography, urban planning, urban sociology and urban studies as well as to planners and the general public.
dc.description.tableofcontents Chapter 1: Introduction; Wayne K. D. Davies -- Chapter 2: New Urbanisms: From Neo-Traditional Neighbourhoods to New Regionalism; Wayne K. D. Davies and Ivan J. Townshend -- Chapter 3: Progress Towards Just Cities; Wayne K. D. Davies -- Chapter 4: Green Towns and Cities; Wayne K. D. Davies -- Chapter 5: Background to Sustainable Cities; Wayne K. D. Davies -- Chapter 6: Sustainable City Policies; Wayne K. D. Davies -- Chapter 7: Transition Towns and Ecodistricts: Local Sustainable Initiatives; Wayne K. D. Davies -- Chapter 8: Winter Cities; Wayne K. D. Davies -- Chapter 9: Resilient Cities: Coping with Natural Hazards; Wayne K. D. Davies -- Chapter 10: Creative Cities; Niamh Moore-Cherry -- Chapter 11: Developing Knowledge Cities; Wayne K. D. Davies -- Chapter 12: Safe Cities and Communities; Wayne K. D. Davies -- Chapter 13: Healthy Cities: Old and New Solutions; Wayne K.D. Davies -- Chapter 14: Festive Cities: Multi-Dimensional Perspectives; Wayne K. D. Davies -- Chapter 15: Slow Cities; Susan Ball -- Chapter 16: Conclusions: Creating More Liveable and Sustainable Urban Places; Wayne K. D. Davies.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2015.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer eBooks
dc.relation.ispartofseries GeoJournal Library, 0924-5499 ; 112
dc.relation.ispartofseries GeoJournal Library, 0924-5499 ; 112
dc.relation.uri http://cicco.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9655-2
dc.subject Social sciences.
dc.subject Regional planning.
dc.subject Urban planning.
dc.subject Physical geography.
dc.subject Human geography.
dc.subject Social Sciences.
dc.subject Human Geography.
dc.subject Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning.
dc.subject World Regional Geography (Continents, Countries, Regions).
dc.subject.ddc 304.2 23
dc.subject.lcc GF1-900
dc.subject.other Humanities, Social Sciences and Law (Springer-11648)
dc.title Theme Cities: Solutions for Urban Problems [electronic resource] / edited by Wayne K.D. Davies.
dc.type text
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-94-017-9655-2
dc.identifier.bib 978-94-017-9655-2
dc.format.rdamedia computer
dc.format.rdacarrier online resource
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