Toward Sustainable Communities Resources for Citizens and Their Governments

ISBN-10: 0865715351
ISBN-13: 9780865715356
Edition: 3rd 2005
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List price: $22.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

Local governments are increasingly caught between rising expectations that development initiatives be sustainable and the fact that more and more services are being downloaded to the municipal level. The third edition of this classic text offers practical suggestions and innovative solutions to a range of community problems--including energy efficiency, transportation, land use, housing, waste reduction, recycling, air quality and governance. In clear language, with updated tools, initiatives and resources, a new preface and foreword, this sustainable practices resource is for both citizens and governments. Mark Roseland is director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He lectures internationally and advises communities and governments.

Mark Roseland is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. A past editor of Local Environment and RAIN magazine, he lectures internationally and advises communities and governments.

Preface to the Third Edition
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Planet
The Context for Sustainable Communitiess
Thinking Globally
Sustainable Development
Community Capital
Doing Development Differently
References
Toward Sustainable Communities
Sustainable Communities North and South
The Unsustainable Community
The Sustainable Community
Mobilizing Citizens and Their Governments
Making Community Policy
Policy Issues for Local Governments
Policy Instruments
Constraints on Implementation
Sustainable Community Building Blocks
Greening the City
Rethinking Urban Green Space
Urban Agriculture
Urban Aquatic Systems
Resources
Water and Sewage
Supply and Demand
Water Quality and Sewage Treatment
Integrated Resource Planning
Resources
Waste Reduction and Recycling
Source Reduction
Reuse
Recycling and Recovery
Composting
Resources
Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Energy Efficiency
Environmentally Responsible Energy Supply
Community Planning and Management Issues
Resources
Atmospheric Change and Air Quality
Local Air Quality
Climate Change
Ozone Layer Depletion
Economic Benefits of Addressing Atmospheric Change
Resources
Transportation Planning and Traffic Management
True Costs of Driving
Technical Fixes
Reducing Automobile Dependency
Resources
Land Use and Urban Form
Land Use and Transportation
Density and Housing
The Costs of Sprawl
Changing the Pattern of Growth
New Urbanism
Social Benefits of Compact Communities
Resources
Housing and Community Development
More than a Roof over our Heads
Healthy Communities
Resources
Community Economic Development
Development Redefined
Environmental Responsibility
Rethinking Economic Development
Resources
Mobilizing Citizens and Their Governments
Governing Sustainable Communities
Public Participation
The Role of Local Government
Planning for Action
Tools for Community Sustainability
Planning
Assessment
Tools in Action
Resources
Lessons and Challenges
Lessons for Policy-Making
The Challenges Ahead
Sustainable Community Resources

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