Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home And Community In A Global Age

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Island Press, 28 січ. 2005 р. - 408 стор.
Meaningful places offer a vital counterbalance to the forces of globalization and sameness that are overtaking our world, and are an essential element in the search for solutions to current sustainability challenges. In Native to Nowhere, author Tim Beatley draws on extensive research and travel to communities across North America and Europe to offer a practical examination of the concepts of place and place-building in contemporary life. Tim Beatley reviews the many current challenges to place, considers trends and factors that have undermined place and place commitments, and discusses in detail a number of innovative ideas and compelling visions for strengthening place. Native to Nowhere brings together a wide range of new ideas and insights about sustainability and community, and introduces readers to a host of innovative projects and initiatives. Native to Nowhere is a compelling source of information and ideas for anyone seeking to resist place homogenization and build upon the unique qualities of their local environment and community.

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Sustaining Place in the Global Age
1
Place Basics Concepts Research Literature
25
Place Strengthening through History and Heritage
53
Tackling Sprawl Community Design Sustainability and Place
82
Nature and Place The Role of Natural Environments in Strengthening Commitments to Place
119
Pedestrian Places
157
Place Building through Art and Celebration
183
Learning by Design Communities That Teach
209
Multigenerational Communities Places that Sustain and Cherish Children Families and the Elderly
271
Energy and Sustainable Place Making
293
The New Politics of Place
322
Renewing Our Place Commitments
350
References
357
Index
377
Island Press Board of Directors
393
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Strengthening Place through Sharing Institutions
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Про автора (2005)

Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for the last eighteen years. His primary teaching and research interests are in environmental planning and policy, with special emphasis on coastal and natural hazards planning, environmental values and ethics, and biodiversity conservation. He has published extensively in these areas, including the following recent books: Ethical Land Use; Habitat Conservation Planning: Endangered Species and Urban Growth; Natural Hazard Mitigation; and An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management. In recent years much of his research and writing has been focused on the subject of sustainable communities, and creative strategies by which cities and towns can fundamentally reduce their ecological footprints, while at the same time becoming more livable and equitable places. He is the author of many books, including Biophilic Cities, Resilient Cities, and Green Urbanism (Island Press).

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