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City-Region 2020

Integrated Planning for a Sustainable Environment, 1st Edition

By Joe Ravetz


320 pages

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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.


'Deserves the widest possible readership.' Ian Christie, Associate Director at the Local Futures Group 'This is an exciting and important book.' Environmnetal Values

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

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning