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The Agile City

Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change

Authors: Russell, James S.

  • This book shows that retrofitting cities, communities, and buildings can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a manner that is quicker and more cost-effective than expensive alternative energy investments or complicated tax solutions
  • It is one of the first books about sustainable architecture, planning, and design that is written primarily for a trade and professional audience
  • James Russell is the perfect author for such a book, as he is a journalist and registered architect who has been writing about cities, architecture, and environmental design for more than twenty years
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In a very short time America has realized that global warming poses real challenges to the nation's future. The Agile City engages the fundamental question: what to do about it? Journalist and urban analyst James S. Russell argues that we'll more quickly slow global-warming -and blunt its effects- by retrofitting cities, suburbs, and towns.

The Agile City shows that change undertaken at the building and community level can reach carbon-reduction goals rapidly. Russell highlights tactics that create multiplier effects, which means that ecologically driven change can shore-up economic opportunity, can make more productive workplaces, and can help revive neglected communities.

About the authors

James S. Russell is the architecture columnist for Bloomberg News. He has written about cities, architecture, and environmental design for more than 20 years. As a long-time editor, he helped Architectural Record magazine win a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He has written for numerous newspapers, magazines and books and consulted to environmental organizations, cities, and architects. He teaches at the City College of New York and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Agile City
Book Subtitle
Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
James S. Russell
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-027-9
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-027-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 292
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations
Topics