Based on analysis of the Manchester city-region, this book offers a vision of a sustainable urban future, through integrated strategic management of the entire city-region. It translates principles into practice for achieving the necessary balance to ensure a higher standard of living and safe environment. The text presents: a 25-year horizon for the evolution and restructuring of the urban system; a focus for linkages and synergies between economic, social and environmental sectors; technical scenarios for land use, energy and material flows; spatial scenarios for each area and settlement type; and lateral thinking on cultural, information, localization and globalization trends. Also included are practical actions, methods and tools such as sustainability indicators and appraisals that can be applied anywhere in the western world.
Table of Contents
Part I: Context - Introduction * The State of the City-Region * Trends and Prospects * City-Region 2020 * Part II: Key Sectors - The Built Environment * Travel and Transport * Land and Ecology * Water and Pollution * Energy and Climate * Economy and Work * Part III: Putting it Together - Lifestyle and Community * Regeneration * Funding the City-Region * Summary and Conclusions * Abbreviations and Acronyms * Core Indicators * Rio Principles and Agenda 21 * References * Index
Joe Ravetz is Director of the Sustainable City-Region programme at the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology, University of Manchester, and a former builder, community architect and development agency manager.
'Deserves the widest possible readership.' Ian Christie, Associate Director at the Local Futures Group 'This is an exciting and important book.' Environmnetal Values