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Routledge Research in Sustainable Urbanism


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The Politics of Urban Sustainability Transitions: Knowledge, Power and Governance

The Politics of Urban Sustainability Transitions: Knowledge, Power and Governance

1st Edition

Jens Stissing Jensen, Matthew Cashmore, Philipp Späth
November 06, 2018

Cities, the world over, are increasingly recognised to be both a principal source of the environmental and social sustainability challenges facing contemporary society and a critical site for addressing these challenges. Socio-technical systems are at the heart of these challenges as they configure...

Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry

Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry

1st Edition

Maibritt Pedersen Zari
May 31, 2018

It is clear that the climate is changing and ecosystems are becoming severely degraded. Humans must mitigate the causes of, and adapt to, climate change and the loss of biodiversity, as the impacts of these changes become more apparent and demand urgent responses. These pressures, combined with...

Global Garbage: Urban imaginaries of waste, excess, and abandonment

Global Garbage: Urban imaginaries of waste, excess, and abandonment

1st Edition

Christoph Lindner, Miriam Meissner
February 06, 2018

Global Garbage examines the ways in which garbage, in its diverse forms, is being produced, managed, experienced, imagined, circulated, concealed, and aestheticized in contemporary urban environments and across different creative and cultural practices. The book explores the increasingly complex...

The Experimental City

The Experimental City

1st Edition

James Evans, Andrew Karvonen, Rob Raven
June 21, 2017

This book explores how the concept or urban experimentation is being used to reshape practices of knowledge production in urban debates about resilience, climate change governance, and socio-technical transitions. With contributions from leading scholars, and case studies from the Global North and...

Imagining Sustainability: Creative urban environmental governance in Chicago and Melbourne

Imagining Sustainability: Creative urban environmental governance in Chicago and Melbourne

1st Edition

Julie Cidell
March 16, 2017

Cities, rather than nations, have become the key sites for enacting environmental policies. This is due to the combination of growing urban populations and increased action on the part of local governments (generally attributed to national governments’ failure to act on climate change). Imagining...

Co-producing Knowledge for Sustainable Cities: Joining Forces for Change

Co-producing Knowledge for Sustainable Cities: Joining Forces for Change

1st Edition

Merritt Polk
January 15, 2015

At the current time, many issues and problems within sustainable urban development are managed within traditional disciplinary and organizational structures. However, problems such as, climate change, resource constraints, poverty and social tensions all exceed current compartmentalization of...

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