Sustainability in America's Cities: Creating the Green Metropolis (Hardback)
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Sustainability in America's Cities: Creating the Green Metropolis (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 07/06/2011
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"Sustainability in America's Cities" highlights how America's largest cities are acting to develop sustainable solutions to conflicts between development and environment. Specifically designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in sustainability, it is the first book to provide empirically based, multidisciplinary case studies of sustainability policy, planning, and practice in action. It will also be valuable for everyone who designs and implements sustainability initiatives, including policy makers, public sector and non-profit practitioners, and consultants. It provides case studies that examine innovative sustainability initiatives in a wide range of American cities, including San Francisco, Honolulu, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Milwaukee, New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. The concluding chapter ties together the empirical evidence and recounts lessons learned for sustainability planning and policy.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597267410
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 703 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm


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"Across America, cities are driving the innovative solutions we need to deliver the environmental, social and economic benefits of sustainability. Through a careful examination of some of the successes and failures of our urban initiatives, Sustainability in America's Cities provides timely lessons for those interested in making our buildings, cities, and planet more livable."--Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council
..". Sustainability in America's Cities, true to its promise, painstakingly details the history and actions taken by the cities analyzed. ... Overall, Sustainability in America's Cities provides an incredibly detailed account of the sustainability efforts in several major U.S. cities, providing a wealth of information to city planners interested in the efforts of these particular cities."--Sustainable Communities
"The chapters in this book take an optimistic attitude that many readers will appreciate in the current budget-constrained times... Learning from the sustainability cases in this book can lead municipalities, states, and regions to greater achievement in adapting and extending such practices. For that reason, and for the readable, well-written style. Sustainability in America's Cities: Creating the Green Metropolis is highly recommended for academics and planning practitioners."--Journal of Planning Education and Research

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