Off the Shelf: Timothy Beatley

March 23, 2009 — Timothy Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture; Peter Newman, professor of sustainability at Curtin University, Australia; Heather Boyer, senior editor, Island Press; "Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change." Island Press.

Described as "a visionary guide to developing cities that are livable, sustainable and resilient," this book outlines real solutions, some already in practice, that could help the world's cities in the future. Beatley and the other authors of this book don't believe that inevitable collapse is necessarily the destiny of urban areas. Instead, they believe that intelligent planning and visionary leadership can help cities meet the impending crises, and look to existing initiatives in cities around the world.