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Storytelling for Sustainability: Deepening the Case for Change

Storytelling for Sustainability

For sustainability practitioners who want to be more strategic and have more influence in shaping a better world, storytelling is a crucial skill to master. This book shows which ways of storytelling lead to success and which lead to failure.

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The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being

The Routledge Handbook of Planning for Health and Well-Being

This handbook integrates health into planning to address the unhealthy and unsustainable conditions that are being built into the physical fabric of cities. Solving issues such as obesity, mental illness, growing health inequalities and climate vulnerability needs to involve tackling

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Green Cities Design Book: 50 city stories explored

Design Book: 50 city stories explored

This design book from Arup examines the ideas that help make great urban places – through design that is intelligent, beautiful, green, resilient, responsible and future-facing.

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Decongestion: The Book

Decongestion

Decongestion describes 7 steps for mayors and other city leaders to cut traffic congestion without the expense of new roads or annoyed residents. Author Rachel Smith has spent the last 15 years creating and implementing traffic congestion solutions in the

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Urban Acupuncture

Urban Acupuncture

In more than forty years of work in cities around the globe, architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner has found that changes to a community don’t need to be large-scale and expensive to have a transformative impact. In Urban Acupuncture, Lerner

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Supporting city-scale decisions in the context of climate change

Supporting city-scale decisions in the context of climate change

How do cities take effective decisions in the management of climate change impacts and in organising their functions, communities and economies so as to reduce emissions? This book chapter explores these decisions in the City of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Earth System Governance: World Politics in the Anthropocene

Earth System Governance

Some scientists argue that we have entered a new epoch in planetary history: the Anthropocene. In such an era of planet-wide transformation, we need a new model for planet-wide environmental politics. This book proposes “earth system” governance as just such a

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Water Efficiency Around the Home and Green Home Cooling eBooks

Alternative Technology Association (ATA)

The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) has published the eBooks Water Efficiency Around the Home and Green Home Cooling.

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Chasing the Red Queen: The Evolutionary Race Between Agricultural Pests and Poisons

Chasing the Red Queen: The Evolutionary Race Between Agricultural Pests and Poisons

We have developed increasingly potent and sophisticated pesticides, but the proportion of crops lost to agricultural pests has not declined. Chasing the Red Queen illustrates that when selection pressure increases, species evolve in response, creating a vicious cycle of chemical

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Blue Mind explores the remarkable effects of water on health and well-being

Blue Mind

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do is a new book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the

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