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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.
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A theoretically driven comparison of sustainability programs in U.S. cities.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Portney, Kent E.
Taking sustainable cities seriously.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002071784
(OCoLC)49903045
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kent E Portney
ISBN: 9780262281799 0262281791 0585446776 9780585446776
OCLC Number: 52305805
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 284 pages).
Contents: 1. Sustainability, Sustainable Economic Development, and Sustainable Communities: The Conceptual Foundations of Sustainable Cities --
2. Measuring the Seriousness of Sustainable Communities --
3. The Environment, Energy, and Sustainable Cities --
4. The Economic Development Side of Sustainability: Growth versus Smart Growth --
5. The Communitarian Foundations of Sustainable Cities: A Solution to the Tragedy of the Commons, the NIMBY Syndrome, and Transboundary Impacts? --
6. Is a Sustainable City a More Egalitarian Place? Sustainable Communities, Environmental Equity, and Social Justice --
7. Cities That Take Sustainability Seriously? A Profile of Eight Cities --
8. 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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