Toward Sustainable Communities Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments

ISBN-10: 0865717117
ISBN-13: 9780865717114
Edition: 4th 2012
Authors: Mark Roseland
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List price: $34.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 7/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

The need to make our communities sustainable is more urgent than ever before.Toward Sustainable Communitiesremains the single most useful resource for creating vibrant, healthy, equitable, economically viable places. This comprehensive update of the classic text presents a leading-edge overview of sustainability in a new fully illustrated, full-color format.Compelling new case studies and expanded treatment of sustainability in rural as well as urban settings are complemented by contributions from a range of experts around the world, demonstrating how "community capital" can be leveraged to meet the needs of cities and towns for:Energy efficiency, waste reduction, and recyclingWater, sewage, transportation, and housingClimate change and air qualityLand use and urban planning.Fully supported by a complete suite of online resources and tools,Toward Sustainable Communitiesis packed with concrete, innovative solutions to a host of municipal challenges. Required reading for policymakers, educators, social enterprises, and engaged citizens, this "living book" will appeal to anyone concerned about community sustainability and a livable future.Mark Roselandis director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University and professor at SFU's School of Resource and Environmental Management. He lectures internationally, advises communities and governments on sustainable development policy and planning, and has been cited as one of British Columbia's "top fifty living public intellectuals."

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.

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Foreword
How This Book Is Organized
Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Planet
The Context for Sustainable Communities
Sustainable Community Development
Making Community Policy
Sustainable Community Building Blocks
Cultivating Greener, Food-secure Communities
Water and Sewage
Waste Reduction and Recycling
Energy Efficiency and Renewables
Transportation Planning and Traffic Management
Land Use, Urban Form and Community Design
Housing and Community Development
Green Building
Community Economic Development
Climate Change
Communities Integrating Sustainability
Mobilizing Citizens and Their Governments
Governing Sustainable Communities
Tools for Community Sustainability
The Community Capital Tool
Lessons and Challenges
Appendix: Pando Sustainable Communities
References
Index
Contributors
About the Author

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