Cities: The Very Best of Fantasy Comes to Town by China Mieville, Michael Moorcock, Paul Di Filippo, Geoff

By China Mieville, Michael Moorcock, Paul Di Filippo, Geoff Ryman, Peter Crowther

China Miéville, Michael Moorcock, Paul Di Filippo, and Geoff Ryman: those award winners are on any record of the main creative, renowned, and significantly acclaimed abilities writing within the geographical regions of myth and technological know-how fiction this day. Their 4 unique creations for this assortment variety from surreal visions of the limitless to high-tech nightmare; from apocalyptic ruins stalked through heroes and vampires to a close to destiny the place the elderly terrorize the young.

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8 kilometers on the right bank between the Louvre and the Pont de Sully. 5 kilometers of “beach” on the Bassin de la Villette in the northeast. Each features sand, beach chairs, palm trees, and in recent years swimming pools, sports and games, refreshment areas, and a temporary library. Each year Paris Plages counts about four million visitors. Biking. Also emblematic of Paris’s commitment to nonmotorized transportation, biking amenities have dramatically improved in the last decade. Since 2001 the municipality created 440 kilometers of bike lanes, for a total of 640 kilometers by the end of 2010 (Lefebvre 2010; Ville de Paris 2010g).

Public transit, pedestrian environments, energy conservation). , climate change, declining oil supplies, severe water shortages), and the inherent merits of these forms of green urban living become ever more obvious. The case studies in this book show that it is possible to apply virtually every green or ecological strategy or technique, from solar and wind energy to graywater recycling to food production, in very compact urban settings. These cases show that cities (and municipal governments) can do much to help bring these ideas about, nurture them, and financially and politically support them—from making parking spaces available for car sharing companies, to financially subsidizing the installation of green rooftops, to instituting incentives for the production of renewable energy in the city, to mandating certain green elements and features.

These PIGs become enforceable and cannot be legally challenged. 9 In addition, Grenelle 2 mandates that by 2012 regions adopt Regional Air, Climate, and Energy Plans (Schéma régional climat air énergie, SRCAEs), and that all municipalities over fifty thousand residents Paris, France: A 21st-Century Eco-City adopt Local Climate and Energy Plans (Plans climat énergie territorial, PCET, which must be consistent with the SRCAEs). The New, Greener Paris In this context of strong national powers and tensions between the capital and the government, of strongly stated but weakly implemented national environmental policies, and of local planning mandates regarding climate change, Paris stands out as a very distinct municipality.

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