Sustainable Communities

Editors: Clark II, Woodrow W. (Ed.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Dr. Clark founded Clark Strategic Partners (CSP) in 2004, whose major clients include: Energy Director (Goal: to make the nine campuses energy independent and carbon neutral) for the LA Community College District; Energy Technology Advisor for Paramount Pictures (solar and renewable systems); Senior Foreign Energy Advisor (Asian Development Bank) Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR), Peoples Republic of China (Analyze 6 nation states to see how IMAR can "leap frog" the enviro mistakes of the west); and Senior Fellow, Milken Institute. He also sits on the boards for non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Reviews

From the reviews: “This book allows readers to review progress in many communities in the US, Europe, Japan, and China. … The volume contains references at the end of most of the 16 chapters … . Many communities will want to add this book to their libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels of readership.” (L. E. Erickson, Choice, Vol. 47 (10), June, 2010)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Clark, Woodrow W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • The Role of Business Leaders in Community Sustainability Coalitions: A Historical Perspective

    Rosen, Christine Meisner

    Pages 13-28

  • Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD)

    Eisenberg, Larry

    Pages 29-43

  • Sustainable Cities as Communities and Villages

    Stoner, Patrick

    Pages 45-55

  • Greening Existing Communities

    Magar, Christine S.E.

    Pages 57-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Communities
Editors
  • Woodrow W. Clark II
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0219-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0219-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0218-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8292-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 314
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