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Green Cities of Europe: Global Lessons on Green Urbanism (Hardback)
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Green Cities of Europe: Global Lessons on Green Urbanism (Hardback)

Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 23/07/2012
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"Green Cities of Europe" draws on the world's best examples of sustainability to show how other cities can become greener and more livable. Timothy Beatley has brought together leading experts from Paris, Freiburg, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Heidelberg, Venice, Vitoria-Gasteiz, and London to illustrate groundbreaking practices in urban planning. These cities are creating greenways, improving public transit, conserving energy, instituting "green audits" for government, and strengthening their city centres. With "Green Cities of Europe", Beatley offers the planning community not only a vision of holistic sustainability, but a clear guide to accomplishing it.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597269742
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 18 mm

..".an important update of his solo-authored 1999 book, Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities."
--Journal of the American Planning Association
"[Beatley's] wide-ranging reporting and analysis of green-urbanist work, including his channeling of crucial ideas of campaction, is foundational for clear thinking on the subject."
--Landscape Architecture Magazine
"This is essential reading for all those concerned with urban sustainability."
--International Making Cities Livable
"Beatley makes a convincing argument supporting his contention that European cities are world leaders in sustainability efforts...Green Cities offers detailed insights into what some of the leading European cities are doing to promote sustainabiltiy."
"Does this book offer guidance to US planning practitioners and politicians? Undoubtedly. The book provides practical evidence of innovative green efforts that have been adopted, faced challenges, and are still successful...The book is not a 'how to' but rather a 'let's see.' Beatley acknowledges that the US is not, and will never be, Europe. That is not a failing of his work, but rather a strength as he notes in his conclusion: take the examples, make them our own"
--Journal of Planning Education and Research
"I've not yet visited Europe so I don't have personal experience to draw from, but now I want to go more than ever."
--Urban Review STL
..".an encouraging read on 'the art of the possible'..."
--Urban Design
"The book includes many wonderful ideas and imparts a general sense of optimism; it will be a useful supplemental resource for students in urban studies programs."
"Green Cities of Europe is the long awaited and much needed sequel to Beatley's pioneering Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities. His updated overview of Europe's leadership in green urbanism is enhanced by case studies from practitioners and scholars who know these places so well."
--Christopher Silver, Dean & Professor, U of Florida College of Design, Construction, & Planning
"Timothy Beatley understands that sustainability is about building for the long term, and in assembling this important volume he has selected inspiring examples of durability and resilience in city building and place making. He gives us all reason to hope for our own cities."
--Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation
"Few books I use both in the classroom and in practice have had the level of transformative, transferable impact as Timothy Beatley's Green Urbanism. Now, with the expanded in-depth case studies presented in Green Cities of Europe, our toolbox for illustrating substantive change is redoubled."
--Stephen A. Goldsmith, University Prof. for Campus Sustainability, U of UT College of Arch. + Planning

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