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Title: Images of the Future City: Time and Space For Sustainable development
Authors: Mattias Höjer Anders Gullberg Ronny Pettersson
Sofia Ahlroth • Jonas Åkerman • Bosse Bergman Paul Fuehrer • Björn Granberg • Leif Hedberg Greger Henriksson • Per Lundin • Mona Mårtensson Christine Wallgren
Keywords: Local Development
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Springer
Description: In 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Al Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change”. A year earlier the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change had been published. The Nobel Prize laureates, and the fact that they received the Nobel Prize, have had enormous importance among the public for the dissemination of the conception of climate change as possibly the greatest threat of our time. The impact of the Stern review may be more internal to the academic world and to policy makers, but as perhaps the most influential report on economics and climate change and through its emphasis on the threat involved, its impact can hardly be underestimated. Reports such as those above can be said to have laid the foundation for this book. But instead of describing costs or effects of climate change, this book digs into the everyday life of city inhabitants, describ- ing what kind of changes might be needed in for example travel, housing and eating if people’s activities are not to contribute to climate change.
ISBN: 978-94-007-0653-8
Appears in Collections:Regional and Local Development Studies

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