The Politics of Improving Urban Air Quality

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Overview

Improving urban air quality has become a policy priority for the European Union, national governments and city authorities as more evidence comes to light of the harmful health effects of road traffic pollution. This book clearly illustrates how to work towards effective policies for improved urban air quality. The Politics of Improving Urban Air Quality will prove invaluable to scholars of environmental studies and public policy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858986968
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Pages: 185

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 When policy networks collide: the institutional dynamic of air pollution policy-making in two Canadian cities 13
3 'Soft' institutions for hard problems: instituting air pollution policies in three Italian regions 31
4 Improving air quality in Italian cities: the outcome of an emergency policy style 52
5 Shifting tools and shifting meanings in urban traffic policy: the case of Turin 73
6 Changing definitions and networks in clean air policy in France 93
7 Lyon's urban transportation policy and the air quality problem: a policy network approach 107
8 Clean air and transport policy in Switzerland: the case of Berne 127
9 Conclusion: institution building for sustainable urban mobility policies 144
Bibliography 168
Index 183
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