Native to Nowhere

Native to Nowhere

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Meaningful places offer a vital counterbalance to the forces of globalization and sameness that are overtaking our world, and are an essential element in the search for solutions to current sustainability challenges. In Native to Nowhere, author Tim Beatley draws on extensive research and travel to communities across North America and Europe to offer a practical examination of the concepts of place and place-building in contemporary life. Tim Beatley reviews the many current challenges to place, considers trends and factors that have undermined place and place commitments, and discusses in detail a number of innovative ideas and compelling visions for strengthening place. Native to Nowhere brings together a wide range of new ideas and insights about sustainability and community, and introduces readers to a host of innovative projects and initiatives. Native to Nowhere is a compelling source of information and ideas for anyone seeking to resist place homogenization and build upon the unique qualities of their local environment and community.Few large cities in this world have taken as many steps toward building a renewable-based energy strategy as has Chicago, Illinois. In the summer of 2001 , the City of Chicago signed a groundbreaking agreement with ComEd to purchase green power, ... from the sale (above the regular electricity rate) into a Special Reinvestment Fund, which will be used to further support local renewable energy projects. ... The city is taking direct actions to reduce energy in a number of other ways.

Title:Native to Nowhere
Author: Timothy Beatley
Publisher:Island Press - 2005-01-28

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