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Native to Nowhere : Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age :  Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age - Timothy Beatley

Native to Nowhere : Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age

Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age

Paperback Published: December 2004
ISBN: 9781559634533
Number Of Pages: 408

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Meaningful places offer a vital counterbalance to the forces of globalization and sameness that are overtaking our world, and are an essential element in the search for solutions to current sustainability challenges. In Native to Nowhere, author Tim Beatley draws on extensive research and travel to communities across North America and Europe to offer a practical examination of the concepts of place and place-building in contemporary life. Tim Beatley reviews the many current challenges to place, considers trends and factors that have undermined place and place commitments, and discusses in detail a number of innovative ideas and compelling visions for strengthening place.
Native to Nowhere brings together a wide range of new ideas and insights about sustainability and community, and introduces readers to a host of innovative projects and initiatives. Native to Nowhere is a compelling source of information and ideas for anyone seeking to resist place homogenization and build upon the unique qualities of their local environment and community.

Sustaining place in the global agep. 1
Place basics : concepts, research, literaturep. 25
Place strengthening through history and heritagep. 53
Tackling sprawl : community design, sustainability, and placep. 82
Nature and place : the role of natural environments in strengthening commitment to placep. 119
Pedestrian placesp. 157
Place building through art and celebrationp. 183
Learning by design : communities that teachp. 209
Strengthening place through sharing institutionsp. 243
Multigenerational communities : places that sustain and cherish children, families, and the elderlyp. 271
Energy and sustainable place makingp. 293
The new politics of placep. 322
Renewing our place commitmentsp. 350
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ISBN: 9781559634533
ISBN-10: 1559634537
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: December 2004
Publisher: Island Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 2