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Sustainability in America's Cities: Creating the Green Metropolis
edited by Matt Slavin
contributions by Gerrit Knaap, Lynn Mandarano, P. Timon McPhearson, Jennifer Obadia, Kent E. Portney, Madlen Simon, Kent Snyder, Cari Jean Varner, Jason Zeller, Ralph Bennett, Douglas Codiga, Nevin Cohen, Christopher De Sousa, Jonathan Fink, Amy Gardner, Aaron Golub and Jason Henderson
Island Press, 2011
eISBN: 978-1-61091-028-6 | Cloth: 978-1-59726-741-0 | Paper: 978-1-59726-742-7
Library of Congress Classification HT243.U6S87 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 307.760973

"Sustainability" is more than the latest "green" buzzword. It represents a new way of viewing the interactions of human society and the natural world. Sustainability in America's Cities highlights how America's largest cities are acting to develop sustainable solutions to conflicts between development and environment.

As sustainability rises to the top of public policy agendas in American cities, it is also emerging as a new discipline in colleges and universities. Specifically designed for these educational programs, this is the first book to provide empirically based, multi-disciplinary case studies of sustainability policy, planning, and practice in action. It is also valuable for everyone who designs and implements sustainability initiatives, including policy makers, public sector and non-profit practitioners, and consultants.

Sustainability in America's Cities brings together academic and practicing professionals to offer firsthand insight into innovative strategies that cities have adopted in renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate change, green building, clean-tech and green jobs, transportation and infrastructure, urban forestry and sustainable food production. Case studies examine 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.

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