Slow Cities

Slow Cities: Conquering Our Speed Addiction for Health and Sustainability demonstrates, counterintuitively, that reducing the speed of travel within cities saves time for residents and creates more sustainable, liveable, prosperous and healthy environments. This book examines the ways individuals and societies became dependent on transport modes that required investment in speed. Using research from multiple disciplinary perspectives, the book demonstrates ways in which human, economic and environmental health are improved with a slowing of city transport. It identifies effective methods, strategies and policies for decreasing the speed of motorised traffic and encouraging a modal shift to walking, cycling and public transport. This book also offers a holistic assessment of the impact of speed on daily behaviours and life choices, and shows how a move to slow down will - perhaps surprisingly - increase accessibility to the city services and activities that support healthy, sustainable lives and cities. Includes cases from cities in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australasia Uses evidence-based research to support arguments about the benefits of slowing city transport Adopts a broad view of health, including the health of individuals, neighbourhoods and communities as well as economic health and environmental health Includes text boxes, diagrams and photos illustrating the slowing of transport in cities throughout the world, and a list of references including both academic sources and valuable websites

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  • Author : Paul Tranter
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 422 pages
  • ISBN : 0128153172
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Slow Cities

Slow Cities
  • Author : Paul Tranter,Rodney Tolley
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 18 June 2020
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Slow Cities: Conquering Our Speed Addiction for Health and Sustainability demonstrates, counterintuitively, that reducing the speed of travel within cities saves time for residents and creates more sustainable, liveable, prosperous and healthy environments. This book examines the ways individuals and societies became dependent on transport modes that required investment in speed. Using research from multiple disciplinary perspectives, the book demonstrates ways in which human, economic and environmental health are improved with a slowing of city transport. It identifies effective methods,

Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases III

Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases III
  • Author : M. Joseph Sirgy,Rhonda Phillips,Don Rahtz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 21 August 2009
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Community quality-of-life (QOL) indicators continue to gain attention and interest in their use as many communities and regions design and apply them. Evolving from early use as data systems, indicators are increasingly being integrated into overall planning and other public policy activities. Their use is found not only in monitoring and evaluation applications, but also in the context of increasing citizen partici- tion in guiding communities towards achieving desired goals. Indeed, the emphasis in many indicator applications now includes linking

Research Themes for Tourism

Research Themes for Tourism
  • Author : Peter Robinson,Sine Heitmann,Peter U. C. Dieke
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release : 03 July 2022
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Tourism studies at Masters level are often divided into subsets of tourism such as environmental tourism, rural tourism and sports tourism. This book provides an overview of types of tourism, and common themes studied in courses to allow undergraduate students to become familiar with a wide range of tourism topics at a foundation level, allowing them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career. It will also be a useful text for providing a broad brush introduction

Global Place Branding Campaigns across Cities, Regions, and Nations

Global Place Branding Campaigns across Cities, Regions, and Nations
  • Author : Bayraktar, Ahmet,Uslay, Can
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 22 July 2016
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Place branding has made it possible for international destinations to be able to compete within the global economy. Through the promotion of different cities, natural beauty, and local culture or heritage, many regions have been able to increase their revenue and international appeal by attracting tourists and investments. Global Place Branding Campaigns across Cities, Regions, and Nations provides international insights into marketing strategies and techniques being employed to promote global tourism, competitiveness, and exploration. Featuring case studies and emergent research

Slow Living

Slow Living
  • Author : Geoffrey Craig,Wendy Parkins
  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release : 01 February 2006
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Speed is the essence of the modern era, but our faster, more frenetic lives often trouble us and leave us wondering how we are meant to live in today's world. Slow Living explores the philosophy and politics of 'slowness' as it investigates the growth of Slow Food into a worldwide, 'eco-gastronomic' movement. Originating in Italy, Slow Food is not only committed to the preservation of traditional cuisines and sustainable agriculture but also the pleasures of the table and a slower

Handbook of Emerging 21st-Century Cities

Handbook of Emerging 21st-Century Cities
  • Author : Kris Bezdecny,Kevin Archer
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 30 November 2018
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The majority of the world's population now live in cities, nearly a quarter of which boast populations of one million or more. The rise of globalisation has granted cities unprecedented significance, both politically and economically, leading to benefits and problems at national and international levels. The Handbook of Emerging 21st-Century Cities explores the changes that are occurring in cities, and the impacts that they are having, at the local, national and global scale.

Cities After Crisis

Cities After Crisis
  • Author : Carlos Garcia Vazquez
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 September 2021
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Cities After Crisis shows how urbanism and urban design is redefining cities after the global health, economic, and environmental crises of the past decades. The book details how these crises have led to a new urban vision—from avantgarde modern design to an artisan aesthetic that calls for simplicity and the everyday, from the sustainable development paradigm to a resilient vision that defends de-growth and the re-wilding of cities, from a homogenizing globalism to a new localism that values what

Slow Culture and the American Dream

Slow Culture and the American Dream
  • Author : Mary Caputi
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 03 July 2022
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Slow Culture and the American Dream: A Slow and Curvy Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century is divided into an introduction, six chapters, and a conclusion. In making its case for the philosophy of slow, the book first chronicles the origins of the Slow Food movement in Italy in the 1980s followed by various outgrowths: e.g., Cittaslow (slow cities), slow fashion, slow travel, and slow parenting. The book explains why the slow movement is in many ways at odds with

Making Smart Cities More Playable

Making Smart Cities More Playable
  • Author : Anton Nijholt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 23 July 2019
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This book explores the ways in which the broad range of technologies that make up the smart city infrastructure can be harnessed to incorporate more playfulness into the day-to-day activities that take place within smart cities, making them not only more efficient but also more enjoyable for the people who live and work within their confines. The book addresses various topics that will be of interest to playable cities stakeholders, including the human–computer interaction and game designer communities, computer

Small Town Tourism in South Africa

Small Town Tourism in South Africa
  • Author : Ronnie Donaldson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 14 October 2017
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This book investigates small town tourism development in South Africa taking into account the most common strategies: branding, promotion, festivals and theming. The contents of the book resonate with the intersection of the power elite and their impacts on small town tourism. Because the book focuses on small town geographies in South Africa, the literature on small town tourism in the country is reviewed in Chapter 2 to provide a contextual background. Each subsequent chapter begins with an overview of international

The Routledge Research Companion to Planning and Culture

The Routledge Research Companion to Planning and Culture
  • Author : Deborah Stevenson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 23 March 2016
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It has become increasingly evident that effective planning for sustainable communities, environments and economies pivots on the ability of planners to see the possibilities for culture in comprehensive social, historical and environmental terms and to more fully engage with the cultural practices, processes and theorisation that comprise a social formation. More broadly, an approach to planning theory and practice that is itself formed through a close engagement with culture is required. This Research Companion brings together leading experts from around

Atlas of Cities

Atlas of Cities
  • Author : Paul Knox
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 11 January 2022
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A unique, stunningly illustrated look at the origins, development, and future prospects of cities More than half the world's population lives in cities, and that proportion is expected to rise to three-quarters by 2050. Urbanization is a global phenomenon, but the way cities are developing, the experience of city life, and the prospects for the future of cities vary widely from region to region. The Atlas of Cities presents a unique taxonomy of cities that looks at different aspects of their

Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Innovations in the Hospitality Industry

Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Innovations in the Hospitality Industry
  • Author : H. G. Parsa,Vijaya (Vi) Narapareddy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 01 April 2015
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A reference on sustainability, social responsibility, and green practices in hospitality and tourism, this book presents innovative research methods in sustainability, state-of-the-art research by leading internationally recognized scholars on this topic, providing an excellent source of quality research. Readers can expect to find several new ways to pursue research in sustainability.The book covers sustainability in the context of public policy and ethics, a popular topic with universal appeal to many disciplines beyond hospitality. It includes case studies and addresses

Advertising and Branding: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Advertising and Branding: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 06 January 2017
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Effective marketing techniques are a driving force behind the success or failure of a particular product or service. When utilized correctly, such methods increase competitive advantage and customer engagement. Advertising and Branding: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on emerging technologies, techniques, strategies, and theories for the development of advertising and branding campaigns in the modern marketplace. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of topics, such as customer retention, brand identity,