232 pages, 6 x 9
64 b&w illustrations, 4 tables
Cities That Think like Planets
Complexity, Resilience, and Innovation in Hybrid Ecosystems
University of Washington Press
Cities That Think like Planets advances strategies for planning a future that may look very different from the present, as rapid urbanization could tip the Earth toward abrupt and nonlinear change. Alberti's analyses of hybrid ecosystems, such as self-organization, heterogeneity, modularity, multiple equilibria, feedback, and transformation, may help humans participate in guiding the Earth away from inadvertent collapse and toward a new era of planetary co-evolution and resilience.
Marina Alberti is a professor of urban design and planning and the director of the Urban Ecology Lab at the University of Washington.
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