Lifeboat Cities

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University of New South Wales Press, 2010 - Political Science - 206 pages

Hopeful and provocative, this account considers the principle social and ecological threats facing Australia and outlines the ways in which these crises need to be confronted and addressed. Taking a radical approach to climate change prevention, this bold manifesto claims that Australia's current focus on over-consumption and ?greener lifestyles” are ineffective. Rather, this opinionated record argues that society must instead make more dramatic changes and stop over-production. Thought-provoking and dynamic, this exploration is a must-read for people interested in climate change.

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Brendan Gleeson is the director of the Urban Research Program at Griffith University. He is the author of Australian Heartlands: Making Space for Hope in the Australian Suburbs and coauthor of The Green City: Sustainable Homes, Sustainable Suburbs.

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