Consuming Cities: The Urban Environment in the Global Economy after Rio

Consuming Cities: The Urban Environment in the Global Economy after Rio

by Ingemar Elander, Brendan Gleeson, Rolf Lidskog, Nicholas Low
     
 

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This book is about cities as engines of consumption of the world's environment, and the spread of policies to reduce their impact. It looks at these issues by examining the impact of the Rio Declaration and assesses the extent to which it has made a difference.
Consuming Cities examines this impact using case studies from around the world including: the…  See more details below

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This book is about cities as engines of consumption of the world's environment, and the spread of policies to reduce their impact. It looks at these issues by examining the impact of the Rio Declaration and assesses the extent to which it has made a difference.
Consuming Cities examines this impact using case studies from around the world including: the USA, Japan, Germany, the UK, China, India, Sweden, Poland, Australia and Indonesia The contributors all have direct experience of the urban environment and urban policies in the countries on which they write and offer an authoritative commentary which brings the urban 'consumption' dimension of sustainable development into focus.

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'An excellent, upper-level undergraduate text.' - Environment and Planning A

'A rich feast of empirical material on the urban environment to date ... good value for money'' - Cities

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134661114
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/12/2005
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
5 MB

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