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Urban Sustainability: Reconnecting Space and Place

By: Ann Dale(Editor), William T Dushenko(Editor), Pamela Robinson(Editor)

University of Toronto Press

Paperback | Sep 2012 | #220271 | ISBN-13: 9781442612884
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Given ongoing concerns about global climate change and its impacts on cities, the need for sustainable planning has never been greater. Urban Sustainability explores concrete ways to achieve urban sustainability based on integrated planning, policy development, and decision-making. Urban Sustainability is the first book to provide an applied interdisciplinary perspective on the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in this area.

Bringing together researchers and practitioners to explore leading innovations on the ground, Urban Sustainability combines the theoretical underpinnings of urban sustainability with current practices through highly readable narrative case studies. The contributors also provide fresh perspectives on how issues related to sustainable urban planning and development can be reconciled through collaborative partnerships and engagement processes.


- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Contributors
- Introduction Ann Dale (Royal Roads University)
- Generational Responses-Why a Third? Pamela Robinson (Ryerson University) and Ann Dale
- Sustainability and Integrated Approaches to Regional Planning Kevin Hanna (Wilfrid Laurier University) and D. Scott Slocombe (Wilfrid Laurier University)
- Mapmaking as Placemaking: Building Social Capital for Urban Sustainability Nina-Marie Lister (Ryerson University)
- Planning for Sustainability: Moving from Plan to Action Pamela Robinson (Ryerson University)
- Towards Walkable Urban Neighbourhoods Lenore Newman (University of the Fraser Valley) and Levi Waldron (Harvard University)
- United We Can-A Street Charity that Makes a Difference Ann Dale
- Chickens in the City-The Urban Agriculture Movement Nick Weigeldt (Clean Air Partnership)
- Finding Opportunities for Urban Sustainability in Cottage Life Nik Luka (McGill University)
- Urban/Rural Tensions, Place and Community Sustainability William T. Dushenko (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology)
- Sustainable Buildings: A Necessary Component for Urban Sustainability Rodney C. McDonald (McDonald Sustainability Group Inc.)
- Conclusions Ann Dale and William T. Dushenko

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Ann Dale is a professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability and Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development at Royal Roads University.

William T. Dushenko is Vice-President Academics at Yukon College and former Dean of the School of Sustainable Building and Environmental Management at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Pamela Robinson is an associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University and a regular contributor to Spacing magazine.

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