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Sustainability in America's Cities: Creating the Green Metropolis
     

Sustainability in America's Cities: Creating the Green Metropolis

by Matt Slavin, Ralph Bennett, Douglas Codiga, Nevin Cohen, Christopher De Sousa
 

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ISBN-10: 1597267422

ISBN-13: 9781597267427

Pub. Date: 04/14/2011

Publisher: Island Press

"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 Cities highlights how America's largest cities are acting to develop sustainable solutions to conflicts between development and environment.

 

As sustainability rises to the top

Overview

"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 Cities highlights 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 Cities brings 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597267427
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/14/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Kent Portney ix

Acknowledgments xv

Chapter 1 The Rise of the Urban Sustainability Movement in America Matthew I. Slavin 1

Chapter 2 Strategic Climate Action Planning in Portland Matthew I. Slavin Kent Snyder 21

Chapter 3 Greening the Industrial District: Transforming Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley from a Blighted Brownfield into a Sustainable Place to Work and Play Christopher De Sousa 45

Chapter 4 Phoenix, the Role of the University, and the Politics of Green-Tech Jonathan Fink 69

Chapter 5 LEED in the Nation's Capitol: A Policy and Planning Perspective on Green Building in Washington, D.C Gerrit Knapp Amy E. Gardner Ralph Bennett Madlen Simon Cari Varnier 91

Chapter 6 The Greening of Mobility in San Francisco Aaron Golub Jason Henderson 113

Chapter 7 Wind, Waves, and Watts: Creating a Clean Energy Future for Honolulu Matthew I. Slavin Douglas A. Codiga Jason J. Zeller 133

Chapter 8 Clean Waters, Clean City: Sustainable Storm Water Management in Philadelphia Lynn Mandarano 157

Chapter 9 Toward a Sustainable New York City: Greening through Urban Forest Restoration P. Timon McPhearson 181

Chapter 10 Greening the Food Supply in New York Nevin Cohen Jennifer Obadia 205

Chapter 11 Where Sustainability Stands Now: Contemporary Trends and Future Prospects Matthew I. Slavin 231

References 247

Contributors 269

Index 277

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