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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
Creator
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? In Extreme Cities, Ashley Dawson argues that the world's cities are ground zero for climate change. They make the largest contribution of carbon to the atmosphere while being extremely vulnerable to rising sea levels. Most megacities are in coastal zones, yet few of them are adequately prepared for the floods that will increasingly menace their shores. Instead, they continue to develop luxury waterfront condos for the elite and industrial facilities for corporations. These not only increase carbon emissions, but will also place coastal residents at greater risk when water levels rise. Extreme Cities is a disturbing portrait of the future facing cities as varied as Jakarta, Delhi, Port-au-Prince, and São Paulo. Something of what lies in store can already be seen in the efforts to relocate the residents of Staten Island and Shishmaref, Alaska; in Holland's sea defenses; and in the development of New York City before and after Hurricane Sandy. Our best hope lies not with fortified sea walls, Dawson argues, but with urban movements already fighting to make our cities more just and equitable. As much a harrowing clear-eyed study as a call to arms, Extreme Cities is a necessary read for anyone concerned with the threat of global warming and the legacy of our modern urban habitats. --
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1965-
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Dawson, Ashley
Dewey number
  • 307.1216
  • 307.76
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban ecology (Biology)
  • Climatic changes
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
Label
Extreme cities : the peril and promise of urban life in the age of climate change, Ashley Dawson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
  • Introduction: extreme city
  • Capital sinks
  • Environmental blowback
  • Sea change
  • The jargon of resilience
  • Climate apartheid
  • Disaster communism
  • Conclusion: urban futures
Control code
ocn938384241
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
v, 378 pages
Isbn
9781784780395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)938384241
Label
Extreme cities : the peril and promise of urban life in the age of climate change, Ashley Dawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
  • Introduction: extreme city
  • Capital sinks
  • Environmental blowback
  • Sea change
  • The jargon of resilience
  • Climate apartheid
  • Disaster communism
  • Conclusion: urban futures
Control code
ocn938384241
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
v, 378 pages
Isbn
9781784780395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)938384241

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