9789811347368-9811347360-Degrowth in the Suburbs: A Radical Urban Imaginary

Degrowth in the Suburbs: A Radical Urban Imaginary

ISBN-13: 9789811347368
ISBN-10: 9811347360
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019
Author: Alexander, Samuel, Gleeson, Brendan
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9789811347368
ISBN-10: 9811347360
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019
Author: Alexander, Samuel, Gleeson, Brendan
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Alexander, Samuel, Gleeson, Brendan wrote Degrowth in the Suburbs: A Radical Urban Imaginary comprising 224 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 9811347360 and 9789811347368. Since then Degrowth in the Suburbs: A Radical Urban Imaginary textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.08 or rent at the marketplace.

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This book addresses a central dilemma of the urban age: how to make the vast suburban landscapes that ring the globe safe and sustainable in the face of planetary ecological crisis. The authors argue that degrowth, a planned contraction of economic overshoot, is the only feasible principle for suburban renewal. They depart from the anti-suburban sentiment of much environmentalism to show that existing suburbia can be the centre-ground of transition to a new social dispensation based on the principle of self-limitation. The book offers a radical new urban imaginary, that of degrowth suburbia, which can arise Phoenix like from the increasingly stressed cities of the affluent Global North and guide urbanisation in a world at risk. This means dispensing with much contemporary green thinking, including blind faith in electric vehicles and high-density urbanism, and accepting the inevitability and the benefits of planned energy descent. A radical but necessary vision for the times.

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