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Category: Natural History -> Environmentalism -> Inventory #14497
Sustainable Venice: Suggestions for the Future
Edited By Muso,Ignazio
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Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Place: London
Year: 2001
ISBN: 0792364589
Binding: Cloth/Laminated Boards
Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Book Condition: Like New
Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published
It is universally recognised that Venice and its lagoon are of such value that they constitute an international public good that must be preserved for humanity as a whole. But such an ambitious task requires a diversified, sustainable set of economic activities, mostly focused on the production of services and non-material goods. This complex issue is analyzed using different approaches, with a discussion of the case of Venice as an example of some of the most relevant problems concerning the relation between the environment and development in the contemporary world: the trade-off between preserving an ecosystem and considering it as an economic resource; the evolution of different urban growth scenarios and the preservation of a physical habitat; the role of immaterial production in urban economic development; the nature of tourism as a sustainable activity, considered from both from the environmental and cultural angles; the institutional aspect of governing a process of sustainable urban development. 269pp.
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