Images of the Future City

Time and Space For Sustainable Development

Authors: Höjer, Mattias, Gullberg, Anders, Pettersson, Ronny

  • Offers an applied development of the futures studies approach backcasting, which is becoming increasingly popular; Presents an example of Interdisciplinarity, showing a result on what can be done when scholars from various disciplines take on a common subject; the three main authors include an environmental strategist, a sociologist and an economic historian; Provides a new approach to the field of sustainable cities

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About this book

What could a future Western city look like if energy use per capita was reduced by sixty percent? This is the overarching question researchers have addressed in a major backcasting study carried out in Stockholm in recent years, and their answers are revealed in this book.

In Images of the Future City: Time and Space For Sustainable Development, fourteen researchers from numerous disciplines offer details on a variety of aspects of a future sustainable city, including travel, housing, eating, time use, consumption and urban form. The result is a complete illustration of what it could be like to live in a city based on sustainable energy use, with Stockholm 2050 as the geographical and temporal setting. This book is an ideal complement to studies showing the potentially devastating ecological effects of climate change, studies trying to calculate the costs of climate change, and studies trying to identify the most pressing needs in preparing for the new climate.

In Images of the Future City: Time and Space For Sustainable Development, fourteen researchers from numerous disciplines offer details on a variety of aspects of a future sustainable city, including travel, housing, eating, time use, consumption and urban form. The result is a complete illustration of what it could be like to live in a city based on sustainable energy use, with Stockholm 2050 as the geographical and temporal setting. This book is an ideal complement to studies showing the potentially devastating ecological effects of climate change, studies trying to calculate the costs of climate change, and studies trying to identify the most pressing needs in preparing for the new climate.

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • The Sustainable City

    Höjer, Mattias (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Limitations and Necessities

    Höjer, Mattias (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

  • Limits of Urban Sustainability

    Höjer, Mattias (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Urban Tempo and Structure

    Höjer, Mattias (et al.)

    Pages 37-42

  • Introduction: Urban Structure, Activity Patterns and Technology

    Höjer, Mattias (et al.)

    Pages 45-48

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0653-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0652-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9047-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Images of the Future City
Book Subtitle
Time and Space For Sustainable Development
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0653-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0653-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0652-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9047-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 457
Additional Information
Translated and updated version of: Gullberg, A., Höjer, M., & Pettersson, R. (2007). Bilder av framtidsstaden – Tid och rum för hållbar utveckling (1 ed.). Eslöv, Sweden: Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion.
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