|About the book|
Relationships between cities and energy, water, waste and transport networks are changing. World Cities and Climate Change argues that this is not something that is happening naturally but is the product of social, economic, political and spatial processes and that these changes have profound implications for the shape of contemporary and future cities.
Drawing on research and examples from London, New York, Tokyo, Melbourne, Shanghai, San Francisco and other world cities, Mike Hodson and Simon Marvin pose a critical question:
World Cities and Climate Change is key reading for students, academics, researchers and policy makers with an interest in urban politics, technology and ecology.
|About the authors|
Mike Hodson is Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF), University of Salford, UK.
Simon Marvin is Professor and Co-Director of SURF.
|Table of contents|
List of Figures
List of Tables
Part One: Theory, Concepts and Issues
1.The Politics of Governing Cities, Infrastructures and Resource Flows
2.'New' Pressures: Mediating Cities, Infrastructures and Resource Flows
Part Two: Urban Responses
3.Rebundled Urban Network Ecologies
4.Secure Urbanism and Resilient Infrastructure in World Cities
Part Three: Implications, Limits and Alternatives
5.The 'Metropolitanisation' of Ecological Resources
6.Conclusions: Producing Urban Ecological Security
References and Bibliography