Urban Sustainability: Reconnecting Space and Place

Urban Sustainability: Reconnecting Space and Place

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Edited by Ann Dale, William T. Dushenko, and Pamela Robinson
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2012
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296 Pages 20 Images
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Published Sep 2012
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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. This book 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, this volume 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.

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.

List of Figures

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

‘The editors have assembled a thought provoking set of case studies of urban sustainability in Canada… The volume does an additional service by provoking broader, and challenging, questions about how to combine and coordinate pluralist approaches to urban sustainability in the service of system-level sustainability.’

David Gordon, Urban Studies vol 51:04:2015