Sustainability in America's Cities Creating the Green Metropolis

ISBN-10: 1597267422
ISBN-13: 9781597267427
Edition: 2011
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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 4/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

"Sustainability" is more than the latest "green" buzzword. It represents a new way of viewing the interactions of human society and the natural world. Sustainability in America's Citieshighlights how America's largest cities are acting to develop sustainable solutions to conflicts between development and environment. As sustainability rises to the top of public policy agendas in American cities, it is also emerging as a new discipline in colleges and universities. Specifically designed for these educational programs, this is the first book to provide empirically based, multi-disciplinary case studies of sustainability policy, planning, and practice in action. It is also valuable for everyone who designs and implements sustainability initiatives, including policy makers, public sector and non-profit practitioners, and consultants. Sustainability in America's Citiesbrings together academic and practicing professionals to offer firsthand insight into innovative strategies that cities have adopted in renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate change, green building, clean-tech and green jobs, transportation and infrastructure, urban forestry and sustainable food production. Case studies examine sustainability initiatives in a wide range of American cities, including San Francisco, Honolulu, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Milwaukee, New York City, Portland, Oregon and Washington D.C. The concluding chapter ties together the empirical evidence and recounts lessons learned for sustainability planning and policy.

Jim Phillips is a professor in the Faculty of Law and Department of History at the University of Toronto and editor-in-chief of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History."Ralph Bennett" (1912-2002) as a young Cambridge historian was drafted in to the Intelligence Corps as a major and for over four years worked in Hut 3 at Bletchley Park, where the army and air decodes were translated and the intelligence derived from them assessed and disseminated.His three Ultra titles - "Ultra in the West", "Ultra and Mediterranean Strategy" and "Behind the Battle" - are reissued in Faber Finds

Foreword
Acknowledgments
The Rise of the Urban Sustainability Movement in America
Strategic Climate Action Planning in Portland
Greening the Industrial District: Transforming Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley from a Blighted Brownfield into a Sustainable Place to Work and Play
Phoenix, the Role of the University, and the Politics of Green-Tech
LEED in the Nation's Capitol: A Policy and Planning Perspective on Green Building in Washington, D.C
The Greening of Mobility in San Francisco
Wind, Waves, and Watts: Creating a Clean Energy Future for Honolulu
Clean Waters, Clean City: Sustainable Storm Water Management in Philadelphia
Toward a Sustainable New York City: Greening through Urban Forest Restoration
Greening the Food Supply in New York
Where Sustainability Stands Now: Contemporary Trends and Future Prospects
References
Contributors
Index

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