Unlocking Sustainable Cities: A Manifesto for Real Change (Paperback)

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Unlocking Sustainable Cities: A Manifesto for Real Change (Paperback)


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Our urban spaces today struggle to thrive in the face corporate greed, increasing privatization, and rising inequality. Unlocking Sustainable Cities offers a way forward, challenging the unsustainable and damaging practices our cities are mired in and paving the way for alternative urban futures.
            Across the world, people are implementing promising new practices—from transforming abandoned public spaces and setting up community co-operatives, to rewilding urban nature and powering up civic energy. Paul Chatterton explores how these grassroots experiments harness the creative power of the collective to transform our city systems, from transportation, energy, and economy, to community, democracy, and nature. Imagining radical alternatives—such as car-free, post-carbon, “bio cities”—this is a toolkit for realizing a better urban future.
Paul Chatterton is professor of urban futures in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds.
Product Details ISBN: 9780745337012
ISBN-10: 0745337015
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2018
Pages: 176
Language: English

“As global crises multiply and politicians seem unable to act, many are turning to the local for signs of hope. . . . Chatterton makes a powerful appeal for cities to rise to act on climate change, common ownership and genuine sustainability.” 

— Molly Scott Cato, Green MEP for South West England and Gibraltar

“Without ever losing sight of what’s at stake, Chatterton’s masterful and accessible book is a must for anyone interested in taking back cities for people and planet.”

— J.K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy, authors of Take Back the Economy