Life After Carbon: The Next Global Transformation of CitiesPublications
An Urban Transformation Framework For Your City? In an article for Meeting of the Minds, Sadhu Johnston, city manager, Vancouver, British Columbia, praises Life After Carbon: “As Peter Plastrik and John Cleveland explain in Life After Carbon: The Next Global Transformation of Cities, the many urban climate innovations underway carry big new ideas about what cities are and how they should work. . . The framework in Life After Carbon rings true for Vancouver.
“Its key ideas allow us to recognize that the real and urgent work of city leaders in the age of climate change is to fashion better cities. Better cities are economic innovation motors, ultra-efficient in all regards, fully reconnected to nature, and having the social capacity to turn climate disaster into opportunity for the entire community.
“The framework also helps city leaders recognize that other players: businesses, professionals, community organizations, and other levels of government, are not only critical to success but are embracing these new ideas and implementing them in their own spheres.
“The story of cities’ transformative journeys makes compelling reading for local government leaders everywhere.”