Solar Guerilla

Constructive Responses to Climate Change

Edited by Maya Vinitsky

Solar Guerilla

Edited by Maya Vinitsky

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

256 pages | 180 color plates | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2019
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9783777433134 Will Publish September 2019 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
Ongoing use of fossil fuels, the development of industrial zones in city centers, and even our growing reliance on air conditioners have led to extreme climate swings. Now an urgent public concern, global warming alarms ever more people—and yet most of them still hesitate to identify a workable plan of action. Approaching the problem head-on, Solar Guerilla highlights a number of programs, architects, and companies that are already active in such cities as Chicago, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv.

In a series of case studies, this book focuses on efficient strategies implemented at the local level, where collaboration within communities may be the key to effectively combating environmental damage. As companies like China’s Turenscape and Israel’s Electreon thrive alongside programs such as Chicago’s Third Nature approach to its famous riverwalk, the local efforts begin to yield global results. As Solar Guerilla demonstrates, these and other initiatives may be the best way to counter the emotional fatigue and physical disasters that currently plague us in our all-too-rapidly-changing urban environment.
 
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