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The Portland Edge

Author : Connie Ozawa
ISBN : 1559636955
Genre : Architecture
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Annotation Portland, Oregon, is often cited as one of the most livable cities in the United States and a model for "smart growth". Leading urban scholars who have lived in and studied the region present a balanced look at Portland today, explaining current conditions in the context of the people and institutions that have been instrumental in shaping it.

Urban Ecology

Author : Richard T. T. Forman
ISBN : 9781107782785
Genre : Nature
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How does nature work in our human-created city, suburb, and exurb/peri-urb? Indeed how is ecology - including its urban water, soil, air, plant, and animal foundations - spatially entwined with this great human enterprise? And how can we improve urban areas for both nature and people? Urban Ecology: Science of Cities explores the entire urban area: from streets, lawns, and parks to riversides, sewer systems, and industrial sites. The book presents models, patterns, and examples from hundreds of cities worldwide. Numerous illustrations enrich the presentation. Cities are analyzed, not as ecologically bad or good, but as places with concentrated rather than dispersed people. Urban ecology principles, traditionally adapted from natural-area ecology, now increasingly emerge from the distinctive features of cities. Spatial patterns and flows, linking organisms, built structures, and the physical environment highlight a treasure chest of useful principles. This pioneering interdisciplinary book opens up frontiers of insight, as a valuable source and text for undergraduates, graduates, researchers, professionals, and others with a thirst for solutions to growing urban problems.

Making Better Places

Author : Patsy Healey
ISBN : 9781137013798
Genre : Political Science
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A major new introduction to planning by one of the leading figures in the field. This text goes beyond description of planning's central ideas and practices to stress the importance of its potential to improve the quality of life in the 21st century.

Policy Tools For Urban Growth Management

Author : Bogdana Neamțu
ISBN : MSU:31293026255087
Genre : City planning
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Urban Land

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105122354983
Genre : City planning
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Evaluating Family Friendly Characteristics Of Neighborhoods

Author : Benjamin Yeager
ISBN : UCAL:X76409
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The Metropolitan Revolution

Author : Bruce Katz
ISBN : 9780815721529
Genre : Business & Economics
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Across the US, cities and metropolitan areas are facing huge economic and competitive challenges that Washington won't, or can't, solve. The good news is that networks of metropolitan leaders – mayors, business and labor leaders, educators, and philanthropists – are stepping up and powering the nation forward. These state and local leaders are doing the hard work to grow more jobs and make their communities more prosperous, and they're investing in infrastructure, making manufacturing a priority, and equipping workers with the skills they need. In The Metropolitan Revolution, Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley highlight success stories and the people behind them. · New York City: Efforts are under way to diversify the city's vast economy · Portland: Is selling the "sustainability" solutions it has perfected to other cities around the world · Northeast Ohio: Groups are using industrial-age skills to invent new twenty-first-century materials, tools, and processes · Houston: Modern settlement house helps immigrants climb the employment ladder · Miami: Innovators are forging strong ties with Brazil and other nations · Denver and Los Angeles: Leaders are breaking political barriers and building world-class metropolises · Boston and Detroit: Innovation districts are hatching ideas to power these economies for the next century The lessons in this book can help other cities meet their challenges. Change is happening, and every community in the country can benefit. Change happens where we live, and if leaders won't do it, citizens should demand it. The Metropolitan Revolution was the 2013 Foreword Reviews Bronze winner for Political Science.

State Of The Cities 2000

Author : Andrew Cuomo
ISBN : 9780756702519
Genre : Social Science
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Identifies 4 megaforces that are shaping the future of the Nation's cities and shows their impact: (1) new high-tech, global economy which has been a driver of recent expansion in the U.S. economy; (2) new demographic shifts that are reshaping our cities, including more ethnic diversity and a rapidly growing elderly population; (3) new housing challenge, with higher rents and housing prices that present new threats to housing affordability; and (4) continued decentralization -- the continuing shift of jobs and people to the metro. edge -- that is threatening the stability of existing communities and the development of new livable, sustainable communities.

The Prayer Dare

Author : Ron Kincaid
ISBN : 9781441225306
Genre : Religion
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WARNING: If readers accept the author's challenge, they will pray more deeply, effectively, and regularly than they ever have before. Through powerful daily "dares" or challenges, Ron Kincaid, pastor of Sunset Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon, guides readers not just to think or talk or read about prayer . . . but to actually pray. Individuals and small groups will gain confidence in their prayer lives, strengthen their understanding of prayer's purpose, and learn how to apply key scriptural principles of prayer to their everyday lives. The Prayer Dare is a practical, no-nonsense handbook that demonstrates concepts with relatable illustrations and then invites readers to engage in simple exercises to make the "dare" a personal reality. Journaling space is also provided to record practice and progress. Dares include "Don't Be Afraid to Ask," "Pray Like You Mean It," "Take God Seriously," and "Be Transparent." Each dare builds on the last, and as readers take the challenges one-by-one, they will begin to do something incredible: pray.

Can A City Be Sustainable State Of The World

Author : Worldwatch Institute
ISBN : 9781610917551
Genre : Architecture
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"Cities are the world's future. Today, more than half of the global population lives in urban areas, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting these principles into practice. From Portland, Oregon to Ahmedabad, India, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Issues examined range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government. Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow."-- Back cover.

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