Alternative Routes to the Sustainable City: Austin, Curitiba, and Frankfurt by Steven A. MooreAlternative Routes to the Sustainable City: Austin, Curitiba, and Frankfurt by Steven A. Moore

Alternative Routes to the Sustainable City: Austin, Curitiba, and Frankfurt

bySteven A. Moore

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Alternative Routes to the Sustainable City offers a unique and thorough analysis of three major cities and their individual paths toward sustainable development. Dr. Steven A. Moore investigates the exemplary cities of Austin, Texas, Curitiba, Brazil, and Frankfurt, Germany to examine how each city has approached and maintained sustainability, and thus stimulated economic growth, preserved threatened ecosystems, and improved social equity. These three cities have successfully developed different dispositions toward politics, nature, and technology, proving that there is no single abstract model or universal checklist but different approaches for different people. Incorporating interviews with the citizens themselves with current topographical research, Moore critically questions the relationship between sustainability and democracy. Alternative Routes to the Sustainable City is a necessary and pivotal read that will appeal to scholars of environmental studies and those interested in city development.
Steven A. Moore is the Bartlett Cocke Professor of Architecture and Planning at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Title:Alternative Routes to the Sustainable City: Austin, Curitiba, and FrankfurtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 9.02 × 6.04 × 0.67 inPublished:May 17, 2007Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0739115340

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Tale of Three Cities Chapter 2 The Springs of Austin Chapter 3 The Miracle of Curitiba Chapter 4 The Banks of Frankfurt Chapter 5 Story versus Space Chapter 6 Sustainability and Democracy Chapter 7 Alternative Routes to the Sustainable City

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This book offers a unique, pragmatic approach to questions of sustainable urbanism. By looking at three cities with different histories and politics, Moore allows the reader to see the difference between approaches to sustainability that are prescriptive and ideal, and those that are pragmatic and contextual. The book is timely and should be enormously useful to policy makers, planners and environmentalists. This is a significant contribution in a field that is still trying to find its way.