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Carbonell, Armando 1951-

Works: 7 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 2,845 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Creator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Armando Carbonell
Regional planning in America : practice and prospect by Ethan Seltzer( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We live in regions--territories defined primarily by function and only rarely by jurisdiction. The places where we work, live, shop, recreate, and socialize constitute a territory that seldom corresponds to a single town or city. Regional planning is concerned less with the exercise of jurisdiction and more with the search for new forms of habitation based on a clear commitment to advancing sustainability. Editors Ethan Seltzer and Armando Carbonell invited the other chapter contributors to assist a new generation of planning practitioners in understanding the roots and applications of regional planning in America today and the prospects for its practice in the future." -- From the Publisher
Planning for States and Nation States by G. J Knaap( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resilient coastal city regions : planning for climate change in the United States and Australia( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The importance of dealing with potentially severe climate impacts is becoming increasingly clear. In recent years, we have seen a number of extreme temperature and precipitation events, with climate records set in countries around the globe, but notably in the United States and Australia. The Lincoln Institute initially became involved in the issue of climate change through our work with planning directors in the 30 largest cities of the United States. Beginning in 2006 these city planners started raising the issue of how to respond to their mayors' questions about global warming. Many of the mayors were already signing the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, launched by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels in 2005 as the Kyoto Protocol was going into effect. Building on a number of Institute-sponsored working papers, Policy Focus Reports, and research seminars over the past five years, this book reports on responses to climate change in nine coastal cities and metropolitan regions in the United States and Australia. The two countries, both large, sprawling, and showing a predilection for coastal development, have much in common when it comes to climate change. First, they are among the highest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters per capita in the developed world, with Australia usually heading the list and the United States close behind. Second, both countries are exposed to significant climate-related risk relative to sea level rise and storm surge, drought and water shortage, floods, wildfires, and heat waves. The city regions documented here represent some of the most critical conditions faced in the two countries. This book deals with both mitigation (the reduction of GHG emissions) and adaptation (managing the risk of climate impacts that cannot be avoided) as the terms are generally used in this field. At least from the vantage point of the United States, it appears that the pendulum has swung from an initial emphasis on mitigation, as reflected in the mayors' initiatives in response to the Kyoto Protocol, to one focusing on adaptation, as cities begin to prepare for the onslaught of climate-related impacts. The nine cases show a range of adaptation responses. However, as explored in the concluding chapter, to avoid catastrophic results, it remains necessary to significantly reduce GHG emissions. While there are encouraging developments at the national level in Australia, recent analysis suggests that the time for action is critically short. The pivotal environmental issue of our time has largely left the world stage as governments across the globe struggle for economic stability in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008. In spite of mixed prospects for action at the international and national levels, state and local governments have shown a greater ability to respond to climate change. Resilience and adaptation are coming to the fore in public discussions, with increasing attention given to the impacts of changes in climate on human welfare and the integrity of ecosystems. In bringing forth this volume, the aim was to document approaches that will be useful not just in the United States and Australia but more broadly in coastal regions throughout the world. We are humbly aware that this is only an initial response to a challenge with a magnitude of potential impacts never before experienced in human history, a challenge that will test our ability to work together at every scale."--Publisher's website
Smart growth : form and consequences( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature and cities : the ecological imperative in urban design and planning by Frederick R Steiner( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A compilation of essays by leading international landscape architects, city planners, urban designers, and architects about the need for ecological urban design. Chapters explore the economic, environmental, and public health benefits of integrating nature more fully into cities, including urban green spaces, streetscapes, and buildings"--
Planning for states and nation-states in the U.S. and Europe( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compares plans and planning framework of 5 U.S. states (Oregon, California, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey) and 5 European nation-states (The Netherlands, Denmark, France, U.K., and Ireland) that took innovative approaches to land use and spatial planning, particularly at the supralocal level. Based on a 2012 symposium"--
Smart growth policies : an evaluation of programs and outcomes( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes is an evaluation of smart growth policies in the United States and the result of a two-year effort involving 21 contributing researchers convened by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The report is based on an analysis of empirical evidence using data from the US Census, Census of Government, Natural Resources Inventory, and many other sources, to determine whether four states with formal statewide smart growth policies--Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, and Oregon--achieved the stated objectives of those policies, typically spelled out in legislation. The five major policy objectives and performance measures were promoting compact development and containing sprawl; protecting undeveloped land and open space; providing a variety of transportation options; maintaining affordable housing; and achieving positive fiscal impacts. The study also includes analysis of four other states without formal statewide smart growth legislation: Colorado, Indiana, Texas, and Virginia." --From the Publisher
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