Enabling Eco-Cities: Defining, Planning, and Creating a Thriving Future

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Dominique Hes, Judy Bush
Springer, Feb 27, 2018 - Social Science - 127 pages
Cities are striving to become more resilient, adaptive and sustainable; this requires new ways of governing and developing the city. This book features chapters by researchers using regenerative development and transitions theories to envisage how Eco-Cities could be planned, designed and created, and concludes with practical tools and an outline of how this evolution could be facilitated. It examines two major questions: How can we use understandings of Eco-Cities to address the legacy of urban built form and existing practices which often make it difficult to create the systemic changes needed? And what are the elements of complex urban places and spaces that will enable the planning, creation and evolution of thriving cities?
The book will appeal to planners, city makers, urban researchers, students and practitioners, including planners, designers, architects and sustainability managers, and all those seeking to envisage the steps along the path to thriving cities of the future.

 

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Contents

Introduction Creating EcoCitiesFrom Sustaining to Thriving
1
Regenerative Development and Transitions Thinking
9
Innovation Creativity as a Renewable Resource for the EcoCity
21
Urban Green Space in the Transition to the EcoCity Policies Multifunctionality and Narrative
42
Niches SmallScale Interventions or Radical Innovations to Build Up Internal Momentum
65
Benefit Driven Design Process An Inclusive and Transdisciplinary Approach Towards Enabling More Resilient and Thriving Outcomes
88
The Problem the Potential the Future Creating a Thriving Future
109
Index
123
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Dominique Hes is Director of the Thrive Research Hub at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Judy Bush is a researcher and lecturer in environmental policy and practice at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

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