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Community Livability, Issues and Approaches to Sustaining the Well-Being of People and Communities

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Community Livability, Issues and Approaches to Sustaining the Well-Being of People and Communities
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Community Livability
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Oclc number
1111448822
Sub title
Issues and Approaches to Sustaining the Well-Being of People and Communities
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- Notes on Contributors -- Foreword -- Part I: Understanding of Livability -- 1 Montrealism or Montréalité? Understanding Montreal's Unique Brand of Livability -- Quality of Life and Living Standards -- The Role of Climate and Its Influence on Livability -- Montreal's Economic Environment -- The Social Economy as a Factor of Livability -- Montreal's Uniquely Convivial Built Environment -- Green Spaces and Parks as Factors of Livability -- Mobility Patterns and Their Contribution to Livability -- Information Technology and Smart City Systems -- Conclusion: Montréalité as a Way of Life -- Notes -- References -- 2 Most Livable Pittsburgh -- Notes -- References -- 3 Livable Stockholm -- Introduction -- Global Rankings -- Livability and Beyond: Housing Issues -- Increased Focus on Coordination and Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration -- Sustainable Urban Development in Sweden: Environmental to Social Focus -- Post-War Era Planning and Urban Development -- The Post-Modern Reaction -- Planning and Urban Development in the New Millennium -- Sustainable Livable Communities I: Hammarby Sjöstad (Hammarby Waterfront) -- The Walkable City, Strategic City Plan (2010) -- Sustainable Livable Communities II: Norra Djurgårdsstaden (Stockholm Royal Seaport) -- Vision 2030 -- Recent Urban Planning: Increased Focus on Social Sustainability -- Vision 2040 -- Conclusions -- References -- 4 Livable Seoul: Village Community Building -- Introduction -- Background -- Livability for Seoul Urbanites -- Policy Rationale: Social Interaction through Third Places -- Policy Overview: Village Community Building -- Discussion -- References -- 5 The Livable City in the Context of Depopulation in Japan -- Two Different Characteristics of Japanese CitiesInfluence of Aging and Depopulation -- Depopulation in Megacities -- Livability for Depopulating Megacities -- Struggle for a Livable City in a Shrinking Megacity -- Phenomenon Caused by Depopulation -- Maintaining Livability by Reducing Urban Facilities for the Future -- Summary -- References -- Part II: Urban and Regional Planning Issues -- 6 How Asheville, North Carolina, Has Leveraged Livability as an Urban Development Strategy -- Mountain Air as Nineteenth-Century Livability Amenity -- Livability as a Planning Goal -- A Livable Downtown for Residents and Tourists -- Equity in the Livable City -- Conclusion -- References -- 7 The Transformation of Seattle -- The Old Seattle-the first 100 years -- The New Seattle -- Mistake #1: The Seattle Commons -- Mistake #2: The Monorail Fiasco -- The Next Seattle -- 8 Toronto: A Livable City/Region -- Introduction -- Historical Perspective -- Three Key Components of Successful Urban Areas -- Livable City: Rankings and Evaluations -- Key Themes for Livable Cities -- Responses to Toronto as a Livable City -- Areas Requiring Improvement -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 9 Vienna-Keeping It Livable: How Urban Planning Instruments Contribute to a City's Quality of Life -- Vienna's Status Quo -- Vienna's Own Measures and Statistics -- Vienna's Strategies and Goals -- Vienna's Way to Stay Livable by Urban Planning -- References -- Part III: Issues of Poverty, Equity, and the Environment -- 10 Transit Expansion and the Pursuit of Equity in Development and Growth in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota -- Equity and Livability in the Twin Cities -- Livability, Equity, and Transit -- Planning and Delivering Equitable Transit-Oriented Development -- Corridors of Opportunity -- Community Engagement -- Equitable Transit Development -- Conclusion11 Post-Disaster Amenity Politics: Livability, Gentrification, and Recovery in Post-Katrina New Orleans -- Introduction -- Livability: Meanings and Tensions -- Livability Gentrification Conflict in Practice: Bicycles in the City -- Conceptualizing Livability and Post-Disaster Planning -- Methods and Data -- The Lafitte Greenway: Moving from Disaster to Recovery to Displacement? -- Plan Analysis -- Digging Deeper: Livability Planning in Post-Disaster Setting -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 12 Las Lomas Colonia in Texas: A Livable Community? -- Introduction -- What are Colonias? -- Livability, Empowerment Framework -- Las Lomas: Contract for Deed and Beyond -- Self-help: Colonias Unidas -- Nuestra Casa: Our Home -- Colonia Entrepreneurship -- Livability in Las Lomas: A Discussion -- References -- 13 Lima: A Livable City -- Introduction -- Livable Cities -- Lima City -- Environmental Problems of Lima City -- Free Spaces of Lima City -- Proposal -- References -- 14 First We Had to Make It Livable: The Affordances of Livability in Suburban Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia -- Introduction -- Livability: A Shopping List to Make an Apple Pie or a Set of Practices of Becoming Lively? -- Introducing the Case Studies: Charlestown and Huntlee -- Practices of Livability 1: The Affordances of Affordability for Homemaking -- Practices of Livability 2: Accessing the Livable City in the Neighborhood -- Practices of Livability 3: Accessing the Livable City Elsewhere and the Benefits of Being Far Enough Away -- Conclusion: Livability and the Suburbs in Australia -- Notes -- References -- Index
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