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Bird on fire : lessons from the world's least sustainable city

Author: Andrew Ross
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ross, Andrew, 1956-
Bird on fire.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Ross
ISBN: 9780199828272 019982827X 9780199828265 0199828261
OCLC Number: 763157781
Description: 1 online resource (x, 297 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Gambling at the water table --
The road runner's appetite --
The battle for downtown. Artists step up ; Who can afford the Green City? --
Living downstream --
The sun always rises --
Viva los suns --
Land for the free --
Delivering the good.
Responsibility: Andrew Ross.
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Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix--a city in the bull's eye of global warming--and also the obstacles that stand in the way. Most authors writing on sustainable cities look at places like Portland.

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"Bird on Fire...has done something more than nail a list of fundamental problems, both societal and environmental, with our big city. Unlike author Richard Florida, who likes to lecture about what a Read more...

 
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