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The purpose of this book is provide advanced and graduate students in a variety of disciplines with the background, cases and technical tools to make sustainable communities a reality
There are cases from the USA, Europe and Asia who specifically have become sustainable.
In all cases, the communities are examples of what regions, cities, towns, and communities such as colleges, film studios, business buildings and shopping malls can do to become sustainable
Written as a professional reference book and a case textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, Sustainable Communities contains detailed case studies of communities in U.S.A., Europe, and Asia that have become sustainable. In most cases, these communities are either off the central power grid or will be by 2010, and are examples of what regions, cities, towns, and communities—such as colleges, businesses and shopping malls—can do to become sustainable.
The book provides a vast amount of materials and data including design, and the legal, economic, and technologic aspects of how environments become sustainable. It provides the general public with a multi-disciplinary perspective and understanding of sustainable development from actual cases, along with some well-established resources and tools.
With the international variety of detailed cases and specific analysis of practical sustainability approaches, Sustainable Communities provides guidance and inspiration for everyone from students and academics to policy makers and economists.
About the Author:
Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D is a Qualitative Economist and co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the UN Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change. He is the founder of Clark Strategic Partners, a consulting firm in Los Angeles that focuses on renewable energy and technologies along with a team of experts in public policy, accounting, economics, law, and construction. Dr. Clark was also a Visiting Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of California, Los Angeles and Riverside.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Marketing - Wind - carbon footprint - climate change - conservation - development - ecological design - energy - environment - recycling - renewable energy - solar energy