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Conclusion: Growing Regeneratively

  • Peter Newman
  • Timothy Beatley
  • Heather Boyer
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Abstract

The driving force for global resilience will continue to be cities. This book has suggested six principles to create resilient cities and, perhaps, even regenerative cities. We need to create cities that rapidly accelerate the process of decoupling economic growth from fossil fuels. We need to use the knowledge and creative force of cities to build rooftop solar systems and utility-scale solar and wind farms instead of continuing with coal and gas power stations. We need to use the innovative skills of urban design to create walkable, transit-oriented cities with new and exciting ways of using solar-based electric transport instead of using oil. We need to use integrated co-design and partnerships with business, government, and civil society to make cities more inclusive, healthy, disaster ready, biophilic, waste-free with more circular metabolism, and regenerative.

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© Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer 2017

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  • Peter Newman
  • Timothy Beatley
  • Heather Boyer

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