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AiREAS: Sustainocracy for a Healthy City

The Invisible made Visible Phase 1

Editors: Close, Jean-Paul (Ed.)

  • Guides value driven change in complex societies
  • Introduces a new view of developing cities for sustainable progress and stable economies
  • Documents the start of a new era
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This book describes the coming about and first results of the AiREAS "healthy city" cooperative in the city of Eindhoven and Province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. AiREAS is an initiative focused on the multidisciplinary co-creation of healthy cities using the core human value of human health and air quality as guiding principle for profound regional innovation. The unique group process that followed uses the complexity of the city of Eindhoven as living lab. It is an anthropology based initiative that invites directly to the same table of core innovative responsibility the local government, innovative business partners, scientific insights and research, and civilian participation. The first phase is described here in which the consortium decided to want to make the invisible of air pollution and human exposure visible for the integral innovative participation of all city's core pillars (policy, education, infrastructure, culture and entrepreneurship). The experience is unique in the world and proceeding now with more phases in Eindhoven and the role out of the same working format in other cities. This Brief is made available to inspire the world to address together the most complex issues of our current era: pollution, climate and core human values. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Potted Review of Economic Theory: The Complex Evolving System

    Rosen, Benjamin Aaron

    Pages 1-12

  • Early Days: From Personal Awareness to Group Commitment

    Close, Jean-Paul (et al.)

    Pages 13-50

  • “The Invisible Made Visible”: Science and Technology

    Hamm, Nicholas A.S. (et al.)

    Pages 51-77

  • Experiences After 5 Years of AiREAS and 1 Year of ILM

    Close, Jean-Paul (et al.)

    Pages 79-110

  • Erratum to: Potted Review of Economic Theory: The Complex Evolving System

    Rosen, Benjamin Aaron

    Pages E1-E1

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-26940-5
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-26939-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
AiREAS: Sustainocracy for a Healthy City
Book Subtitle
The Invisible made Visible Phase 1
Editors
  • Jean-Paul Close
Series Title
SpringerBriefs on Case Studies of Sustainable Development
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26940-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26940-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-26939-9
Series ISSN
2196-7830
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 113
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 illustrations in colour
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