By John W. Day, Charles Hall (auth.)
This publication takes you on a different trip via American historical past, taking time to think about the forces that formed the improvement of assorted towns and areas, and arrives at an unforeseen end relating to sustainability. From the yank Dream to globalization to the electronic and knowledge revolutions, we think that people have taken keep watch over of our collective destinies even with potholes within the street akin to the nice Recession of 2007-2009. notwithstanding, those attitudes have been shaped in the course of a different 100-year interval of human historical past within which a wide yet finite provide of fossil fuels used to be tapped to feed our monetary and innovation engine. at the present time, on the height of the Oil Age, the horizon appears diverse. towns akin to l. a., Phoenix and Las Vegas are located the place water and different very important ecological providers are scarce, and the large flows of assets and effort that have been had to create the megalopolises of the 20 th century will turn out unsustainable. weather swap is a fact, and local affects becomes more and more serious. Economies resembling Las Vegas, that are depending on discretionary source of revenue and buffeted through weather switch, are already ache the destiny of the proverbial canary within the coal mine.
Finite assets will suggest profound adjustments for society typically and the energy-intensive life of the united states and Canada specifically. yet now not all areas are both at risk of those 21st-century megatrends. Are you prepared to appear past “America’s such a lot Livable towns” to the severe elements that might make certain the sustainability of your municipality and quarter? discover the place your urban or zone ranks in response to the forces that may influence our lives within the subsequent years and decades.
Find out how:
·resource availability and ecological prone formed the trendy landscape
·emerging megatrends will make towns and areas kind of livable within the new century
·your urban or area ranks on a “sustainability” map of the United States
·urban metabolism places huge towns at specific risk
·sustainability elements will desire monetary ideas at a neighborhood, instead of worldwide, level
·these rules practice to business economies and nations globally.
This e-book may be stated as follows:
J. Day, C. corridor, E. Roy, M. Moersbaecher, C. D'Elia, D. Pimentel, and A. Yanez. 2016. America's such a lot sustainable towns and areas: Surviving the twenty first century megatrends. Springer, manhattan. 348 p.
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