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Vivons la ville autrement

Vivons la ville autrement

Des villes durables où il fait bon vivre au quotidien


M. Musy, L. Estival, P. Picq

Edition 2017

Les villes du futur ressembleront-elles au paradis sur Terre, assurant bien-être et santé à tous les citadins ? La question peut surprendre. Pourtant de Zurich à Tokyo, en passant par Nantes ou Lyon, chercheurs, entreprises et simples citoyens travaillent main dans la main pour inventer les métropoles du futur où il fait bon vivre… Grâce au concours d’une douzaine d’experts, cet ouvrage – ni écolo béat ni techniciste aveugle – explore les mutations en cours en pointant les avancées comme les limites.

 

Consulter la préface de Pascal Picq

 


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Des insectes en ville

Insects in town


V. Albouy

Edition 2017

This work sends you on a very lively exploration of a broad variety of insects and other small creatures like spiders and centipedes living at your side in towns. A combination of science and naturalist or historical anecdotes, it takes you deep into this small world, from gardens and wastelands to our living quarters. As both a common natural heritage to be saved and a nuisance they can sometimes be unbearable, you will never be indifferent to urban insects again!


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Campagnes contemporaines

Contemporary countryside

What economic and environmental transformations?


S. Blancard, C. Détang-Dessendre, N. Renahy

Edition 2016

The notion of countryside and rural areas is ambivalent: does the term "rural" refer to agricultural areas, a serene atmosphere or city suburbs?

This book delves into the different facets of rural and suburban areas. Their dynamics are part and parcel of contemporary economic and social issues, both in terms of demographics and lifestyles, economic activities and public policy: the important role played by towns, land management and environmental issues and the institutional organisation of territories.

The upheavals affecting the countryside are the same as those facing the rest of France, but have their own particular effect.


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Mobilité humaine et environnement

Human Mobility and Environment

Global to Local


C. Cournil, C. Vlassopoulos

Edition 2015

Climate and environmental change are today generating human migratory flows, creating real challenges for international governance. Based on recent events, this book offers a representative panorama of different types of movements occurring already in the developing countries as well as in the so-called developed countries. It discusses the potential of public policies and legal instruments used and wonders about the realities of these environmental migrations.


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Near-urban Farmland

Near-urban Farmland

Land Governance Under Construction


N. Bertrand

Edition 2013

This book suggests pointers for analysing the current transformations in public land use to protect farm- and near-urban land. What provisions and experiences in public land use are emerging at regional scale? Are innovative modes of governance becoming mandatory? Taken from multi-disciplinary research into land governance arrangements for near-urban farmland, it illustrates changes in land issues: overrunning of sectoral approaches, diversity of courses of actions, broadening of forms of regulation and coordination between players.


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Geogovernance

Geogovernance

Social Utility of Spatial Analysis


N. Dubus, M. Masson-Vincent

Edition 2013

This book outlines how the concept of geogovernance makes the spatial issues in managing their territory visible and comprehensible to its citizens. Geogovernance is defined by numeric tools used in geography (spatial analysis, modelling, GIS, public Web). These share information between residents, users, development professionals, experts and elected representatives in order to build up jointly the decisions to be made for the territory.


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Geoagronomy, landscape and regional projects

Geoagronomy, landscape and regional projects

Following in the footsteps of Jean-Pierre Deffontaines


S. Lardon

Edition 2012

There are many facets to the work of Jean-Pierre Deffontaines.Anyone who has joined him in circuitous paths, explored innovative routes and crossed many fields knows the potential for creation that it conceals. The authors of this book are following in his footsteps in his three themes: geoagronomy, landscape and regional projects. The DVD includes icongraphic and multimedia productions of Jean-Pierre Deffontaines and other authors.


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Vers une esthetique environnementale

Vers une esthetique environnementale


N. Blanc

Edition 2009

What role does aesthetics play in town planning? In striving for sustainable development, can we afford to overlook the fact that towns are first and foremost a place where people live? An original look at the urban environment.


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Grands barrages et habitants

Grands barrages et habitants

The Social Risks of Development


N. Blanc, S. Bonin

Edition 2008
The sustainability of large dams, seen from a social science standpoint: social aspects should no longer be sidelined in planning studies, but should form the basis for a new environmental management rationale.
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