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Smart cities work

Anne Power and John Houghton

in Jigsaw cities: Big places, small spaces

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346599
eISBN:
9781447302636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346599.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter argues for a ‘smart city’ approach, recycling existing homes and spaces, relying on neighbourhood management and renewal to make existing communities more attractive. It suggests that in ... More


Jigsaw cities: Big places, small spaces

Anne Power

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346599
eISBN:
9781447302636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346599.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Through a close look at major British cities, using Birmingham as a case study, the book explores the origins of Britain's acute urban decline and sprawling exodus; the reasons why ‘one size doesn't ... More


Challenges to the New Vision for US Highways

Robert W. Poole Jr.

in Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Four main arguments have suggested that highways will or should play a smaller role in coming decades. Millennials are claimed to be abandoning car ownership. Autonomous vehicles are seen as leading ... More


The Role of Ecosystem Services in Contemporary Urban Planning

Johan Colding

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Urban sprawl is often characterised as a serious land use problem. It refers to the spread of urban congestion into adjoining suburbs and rural areas, often resulting in the loss of ecosystems and ... More


Future cities: piecing the jigsaw together

Anne Power and John Houghton

in Jigsaw cities: Big places, small spaces

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346599
eISBN:
9781447302636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346599.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores three final conditions: environmental sustainability; mixing existing communities; and changing ways of running cities. It explains that smart growth, neighbourhood renewal, and ... More


We Build Our Environment, and Then It Builds Us

Larry Cohen

in Prevention Diaries: The Practice and Pursuit of Health for All

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190623821
eISBN:
9780190623852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190623821.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

When people design their physical structures and open spaces, they define their relationship to the community environment. People must reconsider their surroundings. One way to think of the entire ... More


The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

Mark Hostetler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271104
eISBN:
9780520951877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271104.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Biodiversity conservation is directly and indirectly related to how urban developments are designed and managed. People from all sectors of society are grappling with the issue of minimizing growth ... More


Conclusion: Going Back to the Future

Jan Lin

in Taking Back the Boulevard: Art, Activism, and Gentrification in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479809806
eISBN:
9781479862429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809806.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Examines prospects, implications and final comparisons. Considers the challenges of neighborhood activism in Northeast LA as an older cadre of artists and activists makes way for a new generation of ... More


In Summary

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271104
eISBN:
9780520951877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271104.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This summary highlights major points discussed throughout the book. To conserve biodiversity, a variety of people must be engaged in the creation and maintenance of a subdivision development. Policy ... More


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