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Cities are the places that have the greatest influence over life on Earth. The single biggest cause of global warming, the urbanisation of humanity, is potentially the principal solution. The ‘ecological genius’ of the city enables us to live better – while consuming, wasting and polluting less. However it remains a vast, largely hidden civic power. What is missing is a ci ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published April 28th 2019 by Matador
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Clare O'Beara
I found this book packed with facts and right up to date, but I could often have done with some illustrations, both graphs and photos. A green city, a green vertical forest building twenty storeys high - what would that look like? I've seen some on the internet, but maybe not those which the author had in mind, and others won't have seen any.

Looking at climate change, pollution of many kinds, and biodiversity loss, the author takes us back and forth, through prehistory and history, from one con
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Heather
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such an important message - a call to action which does not shy away from the scale of the issue, but also a source of stories on how we can create change starting from our own communities. They say that action leads to hope, and this book has given me insights and ideas on how to take action.

For full transparency in the goodreads community, I have had the honour to watch this book develop over the last 18 months from the first manuscript to the final edit. Much passion and determination has go
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Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Highly engaging and thought provoking. An excellent counterpoint to the "i'm only one person" argument.
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Riccardo Casale is the co-founder of a company working on new ideas for the internet of things, to make products and places more interactive with people and the environment. He holds master’s degrees from Cambridge University and IMD, Switzerland.

Enthusiastic about disruptive innovation for social and environmental good, Ric has also studied renewable energy with the European Institute of Innovati
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