Resilient cities – responding to peak oil and climate change

In Sustainable Communities South Australia we will be talking more about Resilient cities – a new book with practical suggestions.

Here is the first quote: ‘Reducing oil use will result in greater equity and economic gain. The inequities of heavily car dependent cities for the elderly, the young, and the poor, will be reduced by greater walkability and transit access; the social issues such as noise, neighbourhood severance, road rage and loss of public safety will be reduced; the economic costs from loss of productive agricultural land to sprawl and bitumen, the costs of accidents, pollution, and congestion, all will be reduced.’ (p10)

Resilient cities: Responding to peak oil and climate change – Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley and Heather Boyer: Island Press 2009

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