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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, ©2013.
Series: American and comparative environmental policy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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A theoretically driven comparison of sustainability programs in American cities, updated with the latest research and additional case studies.

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Portney, Kent E.
Taking sustainable cities seriously.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012024599
(OCoLC)798437852
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kent E Portney
ISBN: 0262312352 9780262312356
OCLC Number: 823897073
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 280 pages).
Contents: 1. The conceptual foundations of sustainable cities: sustainability, sustainale economic development, and sustainable communities --
2. Measuring the seriousness if sustainable cities --
3. The environment, energy, and sustainability seriously: profiles of eight cities --
4. The economic development side of sustainability: growth versus smart growth --
5. Communitarian and participatory foundations of sustainable cities: solutions to the tragedy of the commons, the NIMBY syndrome, and transboundary impacts? --
6. Is a sustainable city a more egalitarian place? Sustainable cities, environmental equity, and social justice --
7. The implementation of city sustainability policies --
8. Sustainability in the "Big Five" US cities: a story of rapid change --
9. The medium-sized cities that take sustainability seriously: profiles of eight cities --
10. Sustainability approaches and results in three smaller cities --
11. Why some citiies take sustainability more seriously than others: correlational patterns across cities --
12. Taking sustainable cities seriously: summary and conclusions.
Series Title: American and comparative environmental policy.
Responsibility: Kent E. Portney.

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