Urban Planning in Planet Earth’s Tragedy of the Commons

by Richard S. Bolan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781532079108
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781532079115

About the Book

Urban Planning in Planet Earth’s ‘Tragedy of the Commons’ explores the immediate challenges from climate change and environmental destruction. The critical problems lie in (1) the rapid growth of urban population throughout the globe, (2) the global dominance of today’s corporatist-oligopolistic economy including its power over governmental and social institutions, and (3) the challenges arising from new technology, including artificial intelligence, robotics, agriculture and warfare. These contemporary forces require a new approach to the problems of urban growth and development if we are to adequately address Planet Earth’s ‘Tragedy of the Commons.’ The final chapters recommend a broader scope of transdisciplinary education for urban plannning along with improvements in other forms of education to provide greater social responsibility from both corporate and political leaders.

About the Author

Richard Bolan has been an urban planner for over 60 years. Graduating from Yale, MIT and NYU, he was a practitioner before joining the Boston College faculty in 1967. In 1985, he became a faculty member at the Humphrey School of the University of Minnesota and remains as Professor Emeritus.