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Lifeboat Cities

Making a New World

Brendan Gleeson


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Hopeful and provocative, this account considers the principle social and ecological threats facing Australia and outlines the ways in which these crises need to be confronted and addressed. Taking a radical approach to climate change prevention, this bold manifesto claims that Australia’s current focus on over-consumption and “greener lifestyles” are ineffective. Rather, this opinionated record argues that society must instead make more dramatic changes and stop over-production. Thought-provoking and dynamic, this exploration is a must-read for people interested in climate change.

University of New South Wales Press, 9781742231242, 228pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

About the Author

Brendan Gleeson is the director of the Urban Research Program at Griffith University. He is the author of Australian Heartlands: Making Space for Hope in the Australian Suburbs and coauthor of The Green City: Sustainable Homes, Sustainable Suburbs.