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Enabling Eco-Cities

Defining, Planning, and Creating a Thriving Future

Editors: Hes, Dominique, Bush, Judy (Eds.)

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  • Bringing together the work of five leading researchers, this book practically outlines how the cities of today can transition to a thriving future
  • Provides invaluable frameworks and standards to help guide city planners and policy-makers into future years and decades
  • Valuable resource for researchers and students in the fields of urban planning and development, city design, architecture, property and governance
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About this book

Cities are striving to become more resilient, adaptive and sustainable; this requires new ways of governing and developing the city. This book features chapters by researchers using regenerative development and transitions theories to envisage how Eco-Cities could be planned, designed and created, and concludes with practical tools and an outline of how this evolution could be facilitated. It examines two major questions: How can we use understandings of Eco-Cities to address the legacy of urban built form and existing practices which often make it difficult to create the systemic changes needed? And what are the elements of complex urban places and spaces that will enable the planning, creation and evolution of thriving cities?
The book will appeal to planners, city makers, urban researchers, students and practitioners, including planners, designers, architects and sustainability managers, and all those seeking to envisage the steps along the path to thriving cities of the future.

About the authors

Dominique Hes is Director of the Thrive Research Hub at the University of Melbourne, Australia. 
Judy Bush is a researcher and lecturer in environmental policy and practice at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Creating Eco-Cities—From Sustaining to Thriving

    Pages 1-8

    Hes, Dominique (et al.)

  • Regenerative Development and Transitions Thinking

    Pages 9-20

    Hes, Dominique (et al.)

  • Innovation: Creativity as a Renewable Resource for the Eco-City

    Pages 21-41

    Beer, Tanja (et al.)

  • Urban Green Space in the Transition to the Eco-City: Policies, Multifunctionality and Narrative

    Pages 43-63

    Bush, Judy (et al.)

  • Niches: Small-Scale Interventions or Radical Innovations to Build Up Internal Momentum

    Pages 65-87

    Doyon, Andréanne

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7320-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7319-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enabling Eco-Cities
Book Subtitle
Defining, Planning, and Creating a Thriving Future
Editors
  • Dominique Hes
  • Judy Bush
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7320-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7320-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7319-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 127
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations
Topics