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Building the Cycling City : The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

Subjects: Cycling--Netherlands; City planning; Urban transportationARCHITECTURE / General; ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning; TRANSPORTATION / Bicycles

  • Abstract: In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation. City officials are rediscovering ...

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The Divided City : Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America

Subjects: Equality; Urban poor--United States; Urban renewal--United StatesSOCIAL SCIENCE / General; ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban

  • Abstract: Who really benefits from urban revival? Cities, from trendy coastal areas to the nation's heartland, are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of ...

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Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise : Green and Gray Strategies

Subjects: Flood damage prevention; Sea levelARCHITECTURE / General; ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning; ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design

  • Abstract: In 2012, Hurricane Sandy floods devastated coastal areas in New York and New Jersey. In 2017, Harvey flooded Houston. Today in Miami, even on sunny days, king ...

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Beyond Mobility : Planning Cities for People and Places

Subjects: Land use, Urban; Urban transportation; City planning--Economic aspectsTRANSPORTATION / General; ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning; TRANSPORTATION / Public Transportation

  • Abstract: Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming ever more apparent. The ...

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Firestorm : How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Subjects: Wildfires; Wildfires--Prevention and controlNATURE / General; NATURE / Ecology; NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Forests & Rainforests

  • Abstract: 'Frightening...Firestorm comes alive when Struzik discusses the work of offbeat scientists.'—New York Times Book Review'Comprehensive and compelling.'—Booklist'A powerful message.'—...

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Energy Sprawl Solutions : Balancing Global Development and Conservation

Subjects: Energy development--Environmental aspects; Biodiversity conservationSCIENCE / General; NATURE / Natural Resources; SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change

  • Abstract: Over the next several decades, as human populations grow and developing countries become more affluent, the demand for energy will soar. Parts of the energy ...

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