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Urban Planet
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    Nagendra, Harini Bai, Xuemei Brondizio, Eduardo S. and Lwasa, Shuaib 2018. The urban south and the predicament of global sustainability. Nature Sustainability, Vol. 1, Issue. 7, p. 341.

    Ilieva, Rositsa T. and McPhearson, Timon 2018. Social-media data for urban sustainability. Nature Sustainability, Vol. 1, Issue. 10, p. 553.

    Elmqvist, Thomas Siri, José Andersson, Erik Anderson, Pippin Bai, Xuemei Das, Pranab Kishore Gatere, Tatu Gonzalez, Andrew Goodness, Julie Handel, Steven N. Hermansson Török, Ellika Kavonic, Jessica Kronenberg, Jakub Lindgren, Elisabet Maddox, David Maher, Raymond Mbow, Cheikh McPhearson, Timon Mulligan, Joe Nordenson, Guy Spires, Meggan Stenkula, Ulrika Takeuchi, Kazuhiko and Vogel, Coleen 2018. Urban tinkering. Sustainability Science, Vol. 13, Issue. 6, p. 1549.


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Global urbanization promises better services, stronger economies, and more connections; it also carries risks and unforeseeable consequences. To deepen our understanding of this complex process and its importance for global sustainability, we need to build interdisciplinary knowledge around a systems approach. Urban Planet takes an integrative look at our urban environment, bringing together scholars from a diverse range of disciplines: from sociology and political science to evolutionary biology, geography, economics and engineering. It includes the perspectives of often neglected voices: architects, journalists, artists and activists. The book provides a much needed cross-scale perspective, connecting challenges and solutions on a local scale with drivers and policy frameworks on a regional and global scale. The authors argue that to overcome the major challenges we are facing, we must embark on a large-scale reinvention of how we live together, grounded in inclusiveness and sustainability. This title is also available Open Access.


‘The fast-paced urbanization of the world significantly alters our attitudes towards space, particularly the ways we comprehend and organize them. This development is unprecedented in our recent history and calls for global reflections aiming at enlightening and supporting the implementation of local policies. Such is the ambition of Urban Planet book. To overcome the major challenges we are facing - particularly the ones dealing with climate and resilience - cities, such as Paris and many other cities around the globe, must understand and embrace their own complexity, so as to harness complexity to better serve the well-being of their citizens. It is by empowering the collective intelligence and sharing knowledge, that our cities will reinvent ways of living together, grounded in inclusiveness and the daily practice of democracy.'

Anne Hidalgo - Mayor of Paris

‘The authors of Urban Planet make [the] journey to the city more legible, highlighting the hopes and hindrances its brings, and the need for a parallel evolution of our science and systems if we are to reap the rewards of the great urban trek that we are now on.'

Greg Clark, CBE - Urban Innovation Centre, London

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