Toward Sustainable Communities: Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments / Edition 4

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Overview

The need to make our communities sustainable is more urgent than ever before. Toward Sustainable Communities remains 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 recycling
  • Water, sewage, transportation, and housing
  • Climate change and air quality
  • Land use and urban planning.

Fully supported by a complete suite of online resources and tools, Toward Sustainable Communities is 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 Roseland is 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865717114
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/17/2012
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 841,895
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface to the Fourth Edition xi

Foreword Konrad Otto-Zimmermann xv

How This Book Is Organized xix

Part 1 Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Planet 1

1 The Context for Sustainable Communities 3

2 Sustainable Community Development 21

3 Making Community Policy 33

Part 2 Sustainable Community Building Blocks 49

4 Cultivating Greener, Food-secure Communities 51

5 Water and Sewage 75

6 Waste Reduction and Recycling 95

7 Energy Efficiency and Renewables 113

8 Transportation Planning and Traffic Management 129

9 Land Use, Urban Form and Community Design 153

10 Housing and Community Development 177

11 Green Building 195

12 Community Economic Development 209

13 Climate Change 229

14 Communities Integrating Sustainability 247

Part 3 Mobilizing Citizens and Their Governments 259

15 Governing Sustainable Communities 261

16 Tools for Community Sustainability 275

17 The Community Capital Tool 289

18 Lessons and Challenges 303

Appendix: Pando | Sustainable Communities 309

References 311

Index 349

Contributors 361

About the Author 363

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