The Urban Challenge, Reviving the desire to live in a city
Odile Jacob
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The Urban Challenge

Reviving the desire to live in a city

Odile Jacob


  • Aide EAN13 : 9782415000615
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Once the seductive symbol of sophistication and unlimited possibility, the
city has become synonymous in our imagination with sprawl, stress,
pollution—even the propagation of disease. How do we reawaken the attraction
humanity has so long felt toward these centers of trade, knowledge, and
cultural exchange? And what must we do to make the city hospitable to both its
inhabitants and the natural environment? The work of a business leader and
world traveler rather than an urbanist, The Urban Challenge is a passionate
argument for a redefined city model that favors sustainability and inclusion:
a place where man and nature are no longer in conflict, and where the
hallmarks of urban life, from mobility to housing, provide us with comfort,
well-being, and innovative ways of living better together. Pierre-André de
Chalendar is chairman and CEO of the Saint-Gobain Group, which he has
transformed into a leader in urban housing renovation and sustainable
construction. He is also the author of a previous book on climate and
decarbonization, Our Fight for the Climate: A Carbon-Free and Growing World Is
Possible (Le Passeur, 2015). “Cities are our most vibrant cultural and
economic centers, but today they face an array of complex issues. The Urban
Challenge helps us imagine how they can change and grow—and become greener,
healthier, and more prosperous places for all.” Michael Bloomberg, founder of
Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies, and former Mayor of New York City.
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