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Peter Newman’s new book launched

Peter Newman’s new book is here (Tim Beatley and Heather Boyer, co-authors): Resilient Cities, Second Edition: Overcoming Fossil Fuel Dependence (ISBN: 9781610916851/US$35.00). It shows how we are going in cities around the world in getting rid of fossil fuels and what more we can do. See

The book offer stories and insight for urban planners, policymakers, and professionals interested in creating more sustainable, equitable, and, eventually, regenerative cities. Most importantly, the book is about overcoming fear and generating hope in our cities. Cities will need to claim a different future that helps us regenerate the whole planet–this is the challenge of resilient cities. It has 6 core principles that are ideal for a short course:
1. Invest in renewable and distributed energy.
2. Create sustainable mobility systems.
3. Foster inclusive and healthy cities.
4. Shape disaster recovery for the future.
5. Build biophilic urbanism in the city and its bioregion.
6. Produce a more cyclical and regenerative metabolism

If you’d like to purchase a copy from Island Press (, use the code 4OVERCOME at checkout for a 20% discount. You can also order it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local independent bookseller.

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