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Urban Ecology: A Natural Way to Transform Kids, Parks, Cities and the World

by Ken Leinbach and Peter Senge

With climate change in the news, an urban core that has reached boiling point, and many children growing up without role models and with limited dreams – where is hope?There is a quiet experiment in Milwaukee that is turning heads. It starts from the simplicity of getting a city kid exploring their neighborhood park. How is it that so much life, community, and opportunity can grow from this unlikely soil? It's been called a miracle. It's contagious. It's spreading. It's exciting. And it works! This is a story of a group of ordinary people in a neighborhood who created something extraordinary.You will discover… the power of getting a city kid outside in nature; that kindness works; how to say no while following the yes; the value of clarity and focus; how to find abundance within your o...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development
Size: 288 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2017 onward  

A Publishing Program 2017-2018

by Luca P. Marescotti

The publishing program brings together new manuscripts (Teaching Land Use Planning as a Science, Landscapes, The Planner and the Small Planet) with the revision of two books published in 2004, “Città Tecnologie Ambiente (Cities Technologies Environment)” and in 2008, “Urbanistica. Fondamenti e Teoria (Land Use Planning. Fundamentals and Theory)” in a new logical sequence, starting from setting out the issue to formulating a scientific theory for a new decisional support to land use.All the texts are in Italian at present.With the dissemination of this program, I wish to ascertain the reader’s interest in studying the topics under discussion and in contributing to future revisions and translations.luca.marescotti@polimi.it...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 April 2017 onward  

Community Commerce Centers: The 21st Century Workplace

by Charles Caro

Community Commerce Centers provide a systemic solution for the problem of reducing the energy cost of getting workers to their workplace, which reduces greenhouse emissions while also reducing taxes that would otherwise be used for infrastructure construction and the cost of reducing roadway congestion. Community Commerce Centers provide the opportunity for increased growth in commercial and residential construction not only in larger metropolitan population areas but also smaller population areas.

Employers using Community Commerce Centers can reduce their cost of providing a workplace for employees and reduce recruitment and relocation expenses while increasing employee productivity, morale and retention. With Community Commerce Centers employers create carbon credits thro...

Genre: Business & Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development
Size: 45 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 April 2017 onward  

Untamed Urbanisms (Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy)

by Adriana Allen and Andrea Lampis

One of the major challenges of urban development has been reconciling the way cities develop with the mounting evidence of resource depletion and the negative environmental impacts of predominantly urban-based modes of production and consumption. This book aims to re-politicise the relationship between urban development, sustainability and justice, and to explore the tensions emerging under real circumstances, as well as their potential for transformative change.For some, cities are the root of all that is unsustainable, while for others cities provide unique opportunities for sustainability-oriented innovations that address equity and ecological challenges. This book is rooted in the latter category, but recognises that if cities continue to evolve along current trajectories they will be ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development
Size: 336 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 April 2017 onward  

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