Slow Cities

Slow Cities
Author: Paul Tranter,Rodney Tolley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2020-06-18
ISBN 10: 0128153172
ISBN 13: 9780128153178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slow Cities Book Review:

Slow Cities: Conquering Our Speed Addiction for Health and Sustainability demonstrates, counterintuitively, that reducing the speed of travel within cities saves time for residents and creates more sustainable, liveable, prosperous and healthy environments. This book examines the ways individuals and societies became dependent on transport modes that required investment in speed. Using research from multiple disciplinary perspectives, the book demonstrates ways in which human, economic and environmental health are improved with a slowing of city transport. It identifies effective methods, strategies and policies for decreasing the speed of motorised traffic and encouraging a modal shift to walking, cycling and public transport. This book also offers a holistic assessment of the impact of speed on daily behaviours and life choices, and shows how a move to slow down will - perhaps surprisingly - increase accessibility to the city services and activities that support healthy, sustainable lives and cities. Includes cases from cities in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia Uses evidence-based research to support arguments about the benefits of slowing city transport Adopts a broad view of health, including the health of individuals, neighbourhoods and communities as well as economic health and environmental health Includes text boxes, diagrams and photos illustrating the slowing of transport in cities throughout the world, and a list of references including both academic sources and valuable websites

Slow Tourism Food and Cities

Slow Tourism  Food and Cities
Author: Michael Clancy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN 10: 1317415965
ISBN 13: 9781317415961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slow Tourism Food and Cities Book Review:

Slow Food began in the late 1980s as a response to the spread of fast food establishments and as a larger statement against globalization and the perceived deterioration of modern life. Since then, slow practices have permeated into other areas, including cities and territories and travel and tourism. This book provides an in-depth examination of slow food, tourism and cities, demonstrating how these elements are intertwined with one other as part of the modern search for "the good life." Part 1 locates the slow concept within the larger social setting of modernity and investigates claims made by the slow movement, examining aesthetic and instrumental values inherent to it. Part 2 explores the practices and places of slow, containing both conceptual and empirical chapters in Italy, the birthplace of the movement. Part 3 provides a comparative perspective by examining the practices in Spain, the UK, Germany and Canada. Slow Tourism, Food and Cities offers key theoretical insights and alternative perspectives on the varying practices and meanings of slow from a cultural, sociological and ethical perspective. It is a valuable text for students and scholars of sociology, geography, urban studies, social movements, travel and tourism, and food studies.

Slow Tourism Food and Cities

Slow Tourism  Food and Cities
Author: Michael Clancy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-08-23
ISBN 10: 1317415965
ISBN 13: 9781317415961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slow Tourism Food and Cities Book Review:

Slow Food began in the late 1980s as a response to the spread of fast food establishments and as a larger statement against globalization and the perceived deterioration of modern life. Since then, slow practices have permeated into other areas, including cities and territories and travel and tourism. This book provides an in-depth examination of slow food, tourism and cities, demonstrating how these elements are intertwined with one other as part of the modern search for "the good life." Part 1 locates the slow concept within the larger social setting of modernity and investigates claims made by the slow movement, examining aesthetic and instrumental values inherent to it. Part 2 explores the practices and places of slow, containing both conceptual and empirical chapters in Italy, the birthplace of the movement. Part 3 provides a comparative perspective by examining the practices in Spain, the UK, Germany and Canada. Slow Tourism, Food and Cities offers key theoretical insights and alternative perspectives on the varying practices and meanings of slow from a cultural, sociological and ethical perspective. It is a valuable text for students and scholars of sociology, geography, urban studies, social movements, travel and tourism, and food studies.

New Slow City

New Slow City
Author: William Powers
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-10-27
ISBN 10: 1608682404
ISBN 13: 9781608682409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Slow City Book Review:

Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina, as recounted in his award-winning memoir Twelve by Twelve. Could he live a similarly minimalist life in the heart of New York City? To find out, Powers and his wife jettisoned 80 percent of their stuff, left their 2,000-square-foot Queens townhouse, and moved into a 350-square-foot “micro-apartment” in Greenwich Village. Downshifting to a two-day workweek, Powers explores the viability of Slow Food and Slow Money, technology fasts and urban sanctuaries. Discovering a colorful cast of New Yorkers attempting to resist the culture of Total Work, Powers offers an inspiring exploration for anyone trying to make urban life more people- and planet-friendly.

Slow Burn City

Slow Burn City
Author: Rowan Moore
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 1447270193
ISBN 13: 9781447270195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slow Burn City Book Review:

With a new introduction for the paperback. London is a supreme achievement of civilization. It offers fulfilments of body and soul, encourages discovery and invention. It is a place of freedom, multiplicity and co-existence. It is a Liberal city, which means it stands for values now in peril. London has also become its own worst enemy, testing to destruction the idea that the free market alone can build a city, a fantastical wealth machine that denies too many of its citizens a decent home or living. In this thought-provoking, fearless, funny and subversive book, Rowan Moore shows how London’s strength depends on the creative and mutual interplay of three forces: people, business and state. To find responses to the challenges of the twenty-first century, London must rediscover its genius for popular action and bold public intervention. The global city above all others, London is the best place to understand the way the world’s cities are changing. It could also be, in the shape of a living, churning city of more than eight million people, the most powerful counter-argument to the extremist politics of the present.

Catholic World

Catholic World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3074609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catholic World Book Review:

The Independent

The Independent
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IOWA:31858029094947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Independent Book Review:

Technology and Society

Technology and Society
Author: Deborah G. Johnson,Jameson M. Wetmore
Publsiher: Mit Press
Total Pages: 623
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015080814430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Society Book Review:

An anthology of writings by thinkers ranging from Freeman Dyson to Bruno Latour thatfocuses on the interconnections of technology, society, and values and how these may affect thefuture.

The Anglo American Magazine

The Anglo American Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1853
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081752879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anglo American Magazine Book Review:

The North American Review

The North American Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1891
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951001442510K
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The North American Review Book Review:

Vols. 227-230, no. 2 include: Stuff and nonsense, v. 5-6, no. 8, Jan. 1929-Aug. 1930.

Contemporary Club Papers

Contemporary Club Papers
Author: Contemporary Club (Davenport, Iowa)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1898
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015039337442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Club Papers Book Review:

List of members in each volume.

Report of the Hon Samuel H Ashbridge Mayor of the City of Philadelphia on the Extension and Improvement of the Water Supply of the City of Philadelphia

Report of the Hon  Samuel H  Ashbridge  Mayor of the City of Philadelphia  on the Extension and Improvement of the Water Supply of the City of Philadelphia
Author: Philadelphia. Commission on Extension and Improvement of the Water Supply,Rudolph Hering,Joseph Miller Wilson,Samuel Merrill Gray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 123
Release: 1899
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B78660
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report of the Hon Samuel H Ashbridge Mayor of the City of Philadelphia on the Extension and Improvement of the Water Supply of the City of Philadelphia Book Review:

The State of Corrections

The State of Corrections
Author: American Correctional Association
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1891
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:35112100340910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of Corrections Book Review:

New York Weekly Review

New York Weekly Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1858
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015025416887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New York Weekly Review Book Review:

Public Debts

Public Debts
Author: Henry Carter Adams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 407
Release: 1890
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433020873711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Debts Book Review:

The Epworth Herald

The Epworth Herald
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89096708086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epworth Herald Book Review:

Slow Church

Slow Church
Author: C. Christopher Smith,John Pattison
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2014-06-02
ISBN 10: 0830841148
ISBN 13: 9780830841141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slow Church Book Review:

Suggests that modern religion is too fast paced and that a slower approach should be used so that parishioners get a more fulfilling experience.

Community Quality of Life Indicators Best Cases III

Community Quality of Life Indicators  Best Cases III
Author: M. Joseph Sirgy,Rhonda Phillips,Don Rahtz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2009-08-21
ISBN 10: 9048122570
ISBN 13: 9789048122578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Quality of Life Indicators Best Cases III Book Review:

Community quality-of-life (QOL) indicators continue to gain attention and interest in their use as many communities and regions design and apply them. Evolving from early use as data systems, indicators are increasingly being integrated into overall planning and other public policy activities. Their use is found not only in monitoring and evaluation applications, but also in the context of increasing citizen partici- tion in guiding communities towards achieving desired goals. Indeed, the emphasis in many indicator applications now includes linking actions to outcomes – making sure that the indicators are integrated, useful and effective in helping communities address QOL issues. The use of QOL indicators to consider a full spectrum of c- munity and regional well-being is exciting and the focus on integration is certain to bring new and innovative applications to the forefront. This is the third book in a series covering best practices in community QOL indicators. Each volume presents individual cases (chapters) of communities at the local or regional levels that have designed and implemented community indicators programs. In Volume I, we present eight chapters from a variety of contexts – from the county level in the U. S. , to the large megalopolis of Sao Paulo, to looking at a cross section of communities throughout Europe. Also included are three chapters from Canada, a leader in applying community indicator systems.

Indian Urbanization and Economic Growth Since 1960

Indian Urbanization and Economic Growth Since 1960
Author: Charles M. Becker,Jeffrey G. Williamson,Edwin S. Mills
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015024823646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Urbanization and Economic Growth Since 1960 Book Review:

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Author: Jane Jacobs
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 052543285X
ISBN 13: 9780525432852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book Review:

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.