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Conscious Coastal Cities: Sustainability, Blue Green Growth, by Voula P. Mega

By Voula P. Mega

In the age of city geopolitics, in cooperation with the foremost urban networks and projects, interconnected coastal towns lead in the direction of a extra resilient sustainable destiny. This e-book increases international know-how at the demanding situations and possibilities for coastal towns and the myriad of matters and stakeholders which impression them.

The booklet bargains a breathtaking built-in view of the main serious city coastal sustainability concerns shaping the city horizon of the long run. Drawing at the such a lot authoritative stories and asking additional questions, the publication embraces problems with clever, sustainable and inclusive blue eco-friendly progress, lively social integration, environmental moral sense and resilience, foodstuff, strength and source protection, exploration and safety of the worldwide ocean, ecosystem-based city coastal making plans and coverage and development in schooling and technological know-how, tradition and the humanities, coastal city renaissance and dependable multi-layered governance.

From huge worldwide ports to small tourism and fishing motels, sustainable improvement demands coastal towns to enhance their services. Coastal towns have to undertake ecosystem-based techniques to regulate the land-sea continuum, put money into blue eco-friendly strength and mobility, allure dependable company funding, and honour the ocean as a resource of countless innovation and culture.

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They are expected to host more than six The author retains the copyright to all Watercolour illustrations. P. 1007/978-3-319-20218-1_1 3 4 1 The Age of Cities: Urban Geopolitics and the Path Towards… billion urban citizens by 2050. The human condition becomes increasingly and irreversibly urban (UN 2014a). Cities are those human organisations with the greatest longevity and also the most constantly changing ones. Authoritative thinkers and organisations suggest that urbanisation is among the definitive phenomena of the century.

Enlightened citizens can play a great role in cities getting into sustainable trajectories and reinventing a new world order, nurtured with the growing sense of belonging to a single human community. Citizens are increasingly interconnected by extensive networks and interpersonal transnational flows, and this could lead to a new age of convergence of values. The emergence of a global conscience is increasing momentum for sustainable development, and the shift of power away from states towards local, civic and private actors are often presented as compelling drivers of change.

The OECD recommendations for the governance of critical risks underline the importance of creating an institutional environment that commits all stakeholders and allows for building collective resilience against future shocks (OECD 2014a). 2 The Crucial Role of Cities in the Journey to Strong Sustainability 13 The Crucial Role of Cities in the Journey to Strong Sustainability In 2015, sustainable development issues are receiving increasing attention, against a backdrop of environmental degradation and persistent poverty, compounded by the consequences of climate change.

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