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Book/Printed Material Sustainability matters : prospects for a just transition in Calgary, Canada's petro-city

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Title

  • Sustainability matters : prospects for a just transition in Calgary, Canada's petro-city

Summary

  • "Through close examination of one city's struggle for a just transition to a post-carbon world, Sustainability Matters argues for a global, holistic, and radical understanding of the importance of sustainability. Calgary, Alberta is a culturally diverse urban metropolis. Sprawling and car-dependent, fast-growing and affluent, it is dominated by the fossil fuel industry. For 30 years, Calgary has struggled to turn sustainability rhetoric into reality. Sustainability Matters is the story of Calgary's setbacks and successes on the path toward sustainability. Chronicling two decades of public conversations, political debate, urban policy and planning, and scholarly discovery, it is both a fascinating case study and an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of urban sustainability. A clear-eyed view of the struggles of turning knowledge into action, this book illuminates the places where theory and reality converge and presents an approach to municipal development, planning, and governance that takes seriously the urgent need to address climate change and injustice. Addressing a wide variety of topics and themes, including energy, diversity, economic development, and ecological health, Sustainability Matters is both a critique of current practice and a vision for the future that uses the city of Calgary as a microcosm to address issues faced by cities around the world. This is essential reading not only for every Calgarian working for a vibrant and sustainable future, but for all those interested in in the future of cities in a post-carbon world."-- Provided by publisher.

Names

  • Keough, Noel, author
  • Ghitter, Geoff, author

Created / Published

  • Calgary, Alberta : University of Calgary Press, [2021]
  • ©2021

Contents

  • A New Story of Cities and Urban Life -- The Origins and Evolution of Sustainable Development -- Colonization and Resource Extraction on the Canadian Frontier -- Where Would You Put 600,000 People? -- Where Do We Grow from Here? -- Sustainable Mobility: Bikes, Trams, and (Fewer) Automobiles -- Peak Auto: A Tragedy in the Making -- A Culture of Sustainability -- The Wheels Are Off the Growth Machine -- The Energy Question -- Justice, Fairness, and Inclusion -- Governance: The Sine Qua Non of Sustainability -- Our Petro-State at a Crossroads -- Five Reasons Why Sustainability Matters.

Headings

  • -  City planning--Environmental aspects--Alberta--Calgary
  • -  Sustainable living--Alberta--Calgary
  • -  Sustainable urban development--Alberta--Calgary
  • -  Style de vie durable--Alberta--Calgary
  • -  Urbanisme durable--Alberta--Calgary
  • -  City planning--Environmental aspects
  • -  Ecology
  • -  Sustainable living
  • -  Sustainable urban development
  • -  Calgary (Alta.)--Environmental conditions
  • -  Alberta--Calgary

Notes

  • -  Chapters 4 to 13 comprise an adapted and updated collection of essays previously published in Calgary's Fast Forward Weekly from 2010 to 2015.
  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-345) and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (viii, 359 pages )

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HT243.C22

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021758561

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  • Unrestricted online access

Online Format

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  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Keough, Noel, Author, and Geoff Ghitter. Sustainability matters: prospects for a just transition in Calgary, Canada's petro-city. [Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press, ©, 2021] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021758561/.

APA citation style:

Keough, N. & Ghitter, G. (2021) Sustainability matters: prospects for a just transition in Calgary, Canada's petro-city. [Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press, ©] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021758561/.

MLA citation style:

Keough, Noel, Author, and Geoff Ghitter. Sustainability matters: prospects for a just transition in Calgary, Canada's petro-city. [Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press, ©, 2021] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021758561/>.