David R. Godschalk is professor emeritus of city and regional planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Planet of Cities sets an ambitious agenda—nothing less than formulating evidence-based rules for managing the worldwide growth of cities during the 21st century. These rules attack the central ideal of the urban planner’s conventional wisdom—the Containment or Compact City Paradigm, showing it to be unworkable and unrealistic.
Both the United States and Australia face daunting risks from the effects of climate change.
Local Climate Action Planning, a practical guide offering straight talk on how to navigate the sometimes foggy area of local planning for climate change, provides tested strategies and informative case studies for anyone concerned with reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to climate change effects such as rising sea levels.
Hollander, author of "Sunburnt Cities" does not believe that the problem of depopulation is amenable to piecemeal, short-term fixes. His solution is not to invest in "illusory" job development, but to focus on right-sizing shrinking neighborhoods.