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How green is the city? : sustainability assessment and the management of urban environments

Author: Dimitri Devuyst; Luc Hens; W de Lannoy
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001.
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This book deals with practical ways to reach a more sustainable state in urban areas through such tools as strategic environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, direction analysis, baseline setting and progress measurement, sustainability targets, and ecological footprint analysis.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
How green is the city?.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001017379
(OCoLC)45879936
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dimitri Devuyst; Luc Hens; W de Lannoy
ISBN: 9780231518024 0231518021
OCLC Number: 51939127
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 457 pages)
Contents: Introduction to sustainability assessment at the local level / Dimitri Devuyst --
The conundrum of urban sustainability / William E. Rees --
Sustainable development in urban areas / Dimitri Devuyst. Sustainable development in urban areas : an overview / Rodney R. White ; Local agenda 21 : the pursuit of sustainable development in subnational domains / William M. Lafferty ; The eco-city approach to sustainable development in urban areas / Mark Roseland ; An example of eco-city development : urban agriculture / Thomas van Wijngaarden ; Sustainable development at the local level : the North-South context / Dimitri Devuyst --
Urban sustainability assessment tools in the decision-making process / Dimitri Devuyst. Linking impact assessment with sustainable development and the introduction of strategic environmental assessment / Dimitri Devuyst ; Strategic environmental assessment and the decision-making process / Lone Koernoev ; Sustainability assessment at the local level / Dimitri Devuyst ; Sustainability assessment in practice : case studies using the ASSIPAC methodology / Dimitri Devuyst ; Direction analysis : an example of municipal sustainability assessment in Norway / Carlo Aall --
Tools for setting a baseline and measuring progress in urban sustainability assessment / Dimitri Devuyst. Indicators of sustainable development / Thomas van Wijngaarden ; Indicators for sustainable development in urban areas / Elizabeth Kline ; Additional examples of the use of sustainability indicators at the local level / Mark Roseland ; Sustainability reporting and the development of sustainability targets / Dimitri Devuyst ; Global change, ecological footprints, and urban sustainability / William E. Rees --
Tools for sustainability assessment at the household level / Dimitri Devuyst. Striving for sustainability via behavioral modification at the household level : psychological aspects and effectiveness / Paul Harland and Henk Staats ; Global action plan research in Switzerland / Susanne Bruppacher ; Sustainable lifestyle assessment / Dimitri Devuyst and Sofie Van Volsem ; Linking sustainability assessment to a vision for a sustainable future / Dimitri Devuyst.
Responsibility: edited by Dimitri Devuyst, with Luc Hens and Walter De Lannoy.
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