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The Resource Extreme cities : the peril and promise of urban life in the age of climate change, Ashley Dawson

Extreme cities : the peril and promise of urban life in the age of climate change, Ashley Dawson

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Extreme cities : the peril and promise of urban life in the age of climate change
Title
Extreme cities
Title remainder
the peril and promise of urban life in the age of climate change
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Dawson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How will climate change affect our lives? Where will its impacts be most deeply felt? Are we doing enough to protect ourselves from the coming chaos? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that cities are ground zero for climate change, contributing the lion's share of carbon to the atmosphere, while also lying on the frontlines of rising sea levels. Today, the majority of the world's megacities are located in coastal zones, yet few of them are adequately prepared for the floods that will increasingly menace their shores. Instead, most continue to develop luxury waterfront condos for the elite and industrial facilities for corporations. These not only intensify carbon emissions, but also place coastal residents at greater risk when water levels rise. In Extreme Cities, Dawson offers an alarming portrait of the future of our cities, describing the efforts of Staten Island, New York, and Shishmareff, Alaska residents to relocate; Holland's models for defending against the seas; and the development of New York City before and after Hurricane Sandy. Our best hope lies not with fortified sea walls, he argues. Rather, it lies with urban movements already fighting to remake our cities in a more just and equitable way. As much a harrowing study as a call to arms Extreme Cities is a necessary read for anyone concerned with the threat of global warming, and of the cities of the world."--Publisher's description
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YDXCP
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1965-
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Dawson, Ashley
Dewey number
307.76
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT166
LC item number
.D39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • City planning
  • Cities and towns
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Climatic changes
Label
Extreme cities : the peril and promise of urban life in the age of climate change, Ashley Dawson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-359) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
v, 378 pages
Isbn
9781784780364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn938384241
  • (OCoLC)938384241
  • 973766
Label
Extreme cities : the peril and promise of urban life in the age of climate change, Ashley Dawson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
v, 378 pages
Isbn
9781784780364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn938384241
  • (OCoLC)938384241
  • 973766

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