Toward Sustainable Communities Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments
Edition: 4th 2012
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Description: 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."
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 7/17/2012
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
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 Fourth Edition|
|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|
|Community Economic Development|
|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|
|About the Author|