Quintessential Cities, Accountable to the Future

Sustainability, Innovation and Citizenship

Authors: Mega, Voula P.

  • Suggests that citizenship and innovation are the most important elements for the cities to lead the civilisation of sustainability
  • Advocates for the creation of a strategic global UrbanPedia and sheds light on exemplary world strategic partnerships on cities
  • Covers the global outlook of the challenges facing cities today
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​ ​This book can be seen as the third part of an unofficial trilogy on Sustainable Cities of the Future with the author's previous books 'Sustainable Development, Energy and the City' and 'Sustainable Cities for the third millennium: The Odyssey of urban excellence', both prefaced by Prof. Sir Peter Hall. All three books follow the evolving forefront of innovations towards Sustainable Cities. They collectively try to respond to the questions: What future cities wish to build (with their scarcities and capacities) on a finite planet? What do-they do to achieve this? How do-they contribute to redesign the world?  The third book adopts, first and foremost, a strategic foresight approach including a scan of the future trends, tensions and risks in a more uncertain world, the possible and preferable futures, emerging policy issues, such as intergenerational  cities or cities welcoming the immigrants and their impact on sustainable development, the Rio+20 prospects and the effects of the protracted crisis, efforts by world interconnected cities, including a case-study on Bangkok, a laboratory of urban change, and examples of frugal and resilient urban policies.​

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Insights from the Future: Trends, Risks, and Opportunities

    Mega, Voula

    Pages 1-28

  • Human Ecosystems in Harmony with a Resource-Scarce World

    Mega, Voula

    Pages 29-54

  • Cities ahead of the Energy Transition

    Mega, Voula

    Pages 55-86

  • Reinventing Smart, Green, and Inclusive Mobility in Cities

    Mega, Voula

    Pages 87-103

  • Pioneer Cities in the Creative Sustainable Economy

    Mega, Voula

    Pages 105-126

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eBook $109.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0035-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quintessential Cities, Accountable to the Future
Book Subtitle
Sustainability, Innovation and Citizenship
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7348-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7348-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7347-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0035-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 279
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