By: Peter W. Newton (editor)Hardback

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Formidable challenges confront Australia and its human settlements: the mega-metro regions, major and provincial cities, coastal, rural and remote towns. The key drivers of change and major urban vulnerabilities have been identified and principal among them are resource-constraints, such as oil, water, food, skilled labour and materials, and carbon-constraints, linked to climate change and a need to transition to renewable energy, both of which will strongly shape urban development this century. Transitions identifies 21st century challenges to the resilience of Australia's cities and regions that flow from a range of global and local influences, and offers a portfolio of solutions to these critical problems and vulnerabilities. The solutions will require fundamental transitions in many instances: to our urban infrastructures, to our institutions and how they plan for the future, and perhaps most of all to ourselves in terms of our lifestyles and consumption patterns. With contributions from 92 researchers - all leaders in their respective fields - this book offers the expertise to chart pathways for a sustainability transition.

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Foreword; T. O'Riordan.- Preface; P. Newton.- Acknowledgements,- Contributors.- Section 1. Transitions: An Introduction. 1. Transitioning to Sustainable Urban Development; P. Newton, X. Bai.- Section 2. Global and Local Forces Re-shaping Cities. 2. Climate Change; K. Hennessy.- 3. Resource Consumption and Resource Depletion; G. Turner, B. Foran.- 4. Energy Security, Oil Vulnerability and Cities; J. Dodson, N. Sipe.- Chapter 5. The Oil Transition and its Implications for Cities; P. Newman.- 6. Globalisation; F. Stilwell, K. Jordan.- 7. Tourism; L. Dwyer et al.- 8. Consumers in 2020; A. Payne et al.- Section 3. Settlement Transitions. 9. Demographic Transitions; P. McDonald.- 10. Future Urban Population and Settlement Transitions; G. Hugo.- 11. Metropolitan Evolution; P. Newton.- Section 4. Transitioning to Resilient Cities. 12. Sea Level Rise; J. Church et al.- 13. Flood; D. Abbs.- 14. Drought and High Temperatures; M. Howden, S. Crimp.- 15. Bushfire; B. Leicester, J. Handmer.- 16. Biodiversity; M. McDonnell, K. Holland.- 17. Biosecurity; D. Cook et al.- 18. Natural Hazards and Property Loss; R. Crompton et al.- 19. Community Health; P. Timmins et al.- 20. Community Social and Human Capital; S. Baum, G. Woolcock.- Section 5. Transition to Renewable Energy. 21. Energy Futures; P. Graham et al.- 22. Biofuels; D. O'Connell et al.- 23. Solar Energy; C. Fell et al.- 24. Wind Energy; P. Coppin.- 25. Hydrogen Energy; A. Dicks, D. Rand.- 26. Distributed Energy Systems; T. Jones.- 27. Energy Efficient Housing and Subdivision Design; M. Ambrose.- 28. Transitions in Transport; D. Lamb.- Section 6. Transition to Integrated Urban Water Systems. 29. Urban Water Futures; A. Speers.- 30. Integrated Urban Water Management; S. Maheepala, J. Blackmore.- 31. Decentralised Water and Wastewater Systems; C. Diaper et al.- 32. The Water Efficient City: Technological and Institutional Drivers; M. Inman.- 33. Changing Attitudes to Water Use and Consumption; G. Syme, B. Nancarrow.- Section 7. Transitioning Waste to Resources. 34. Cradle-to-Cradle Manufacturing; H. Kaebernick et al.- 35. Eco-Industrial Development; D. Batten et al.- Section 8. Infrastructure and Urban Planning Transitions. 36. Urban Form, Sustainability and Lifestyles in 21st Century Cities; J. Scheurer.- 37. The Urban Environment and Health; A. McMichael.- 38. Smart Development: Designing the Built Environment for Improved Access and Health Outcomes; R. Falconer, B. Giles-Corti.- 39. Transitions to Smart, Sustainable Infrastructure; L. Hardwicke.- 40. Critical Foundations: Providing Australia's 21st Century Infrastructure; M. Regan.- Section 9. Transitioning Attitudes to Sustainability. 41. Government and Sustainability Reporting; M. Nugent, P. Hughes.- 42. Sustainable Corporations; F. Grey.- 43. Community Engagement and Behaviour Change; A. Langworthy, C. Brunt.- Section 10. Two Scenarios for the Future. 44. Transitioning to the Simpler Way; T. Trainer.- 45. A Preferred Future for 21st Century Australia; P. Ellyard.- Index.-

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  • publication date: 11/08/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781402088124
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 712
  • ID: 9781402088124
  • weight: 1837
  • ISBN10: 1402088124

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