Reimagining Green in Toronto
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GreenTOpia by Alana Wilcox
Book DescriptionMore trees. Hydrogen-fuelled cabs. Urbiology. A new model of taxation. Solar panels on big-box stores. The art of salvage. Composters for dog poo in city parks. Retrofitting our urban slabs. Gardening the Gardiner. Ravine City. What would make Toronto a greener place? In the third volume of the uTOpia series, dozens of imaginative Torontonians think big and small about sustainability. From suggestions for changes to our transit system and more mixed-use neighbourhoods to a tongue-in-cheek proposal for a painted line aroudn the city and a short comic book about Toronto in the year 2057, GreenTOpia challenges the city and its residents to rethink what it means to be green in a metropolis, and how to take their love of the city one green step further. Other pieces include an interview with Mayor David Miller and a breakdown of the ecological impact of our morning coffee. GreenTOpia features photos, maps and a 56 page green directory of resources, organizations, incentives and programs promoting sustainability in the GTA.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781552451946
(222mm x 146mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Coach House Books
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 18-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Alana Wilcox
Local Motion, Paperback (October 2006)
Local Motion presents an in-depth analysis of civic engagement in Canada's largest metropolis.
Edible City, Paperback (December 2005)
These essays form a saucy picture of how Toronto sustains itself, from growing basil on balconies to four-star restaurants.
State of the Arts, Paperback (December 2002)» View all books by Alana Wilcox
Explores the Toronto culture scene from various angles, applauding, assailing and arguing about art in our fair burg. This book contains essays that consider the big-ticket and the ticket-free, from the CNE to unintentional art.
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Author Biography - Alana Wilcox
Jonny Dovercourt (Jonathan Bunce) was the co-founder of the Wavelength music series and zine. He plays guitar for the punk band Republic of Safety and works as the co-artistic director of The Music Gallery. Christina Palassio is the Managing Editor of Coach House Books. She has written for the Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette and Matrix Magazine. Alana Wilcox is the Senior Editor of Coach House Books.
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