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Taking sustainable cities seriously : economic development, the environment, and quality of life in American cities

Author: Kent E Portney
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003.
Series: American and comparative environmental policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A theoretically driven comparison of sustainability programs in U.S. cities.

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Genre/Form: EUA
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kent E Portney
ISBN: 026216213X 9780262162135 0262661322 9780262661324
OCLC Number: 49903045
Description: xiv, 284 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sustainability, sustainable economic development, and sustainable communities : the conceptual foundations of sustainable cities --
Measuring the seriousness of sustainable communities --
Environment, energy, and sustainable cities --
Economic development side of sustainability : growth versus smart growth --
Communitarian foundations of sustainable cities : a solution to the tragedy of the commons, the NIMBY syndrome, and transboundary impacts? --
Is a sustainable city a more egalitarian place? Sustainable communities, environmental equity, and social justice --
Cities that take sustainability seriously? A profile of eight cities --
Sustainable cities in practice : more cities, more questions.
Series Title: American and comparative environmental policy.
Responsibility: Kent E. Portney.
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"The focus on 'communities' in this book is perhaps an important guide to the future." Sylvia Karlsson Environment

 
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