Living and Community: Edge Futures series

Living and Community: Edge Futures series
Library Shelf Location 10a.MULG
Publication Date 2008

Edge Futures are a series of five books that explore the impact that climate change will have on different aspects of our lives in the future. They are available to order as individual titles or as a complete set. By the year 2025, the climate will have changed irrevocably, mainly as a result of greenhouse gas emissions. The temperature is predicted to be, on average, half a degree warmer and will fluctuate to a greater extent. Rainfall will have reduced but will also become more extreme. Resources such as energy, water and food imports will be in shorter supply and transport will be constrained; partly as a result of climate change but also due to regulations aimed at preventing global warming. In a series of important and timely books, The Edge Group explore the impact these changes will have on our lives in the future. Living and Community investigates shifts in the social fabric of our communities that will be necessitated by environmental change. The current period of conspicuous consumption will come to an end, requiring more locally-sufficient and resource-careful lifestyles. Much social interaction is likely to be more virtual than real. A wide range of lifestyles, cultures and beliefs will need to find new ways of living in close proximity and sharing experience and resources. Conflict is inevitable but also potentially catalytic.

ISBN 9781906155131
Quantity 1
Pages 48
Author Geoff Mulgan
Format Paperback
Publisher Black Dog Publishing, London
Category Placemaking & Planning
Keywords Cities, Community, Society, Sustainability, Social issues
Language English

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