Green Cities of Europe

Global Lessons on Green Urbanism

Editors: Beatley, Timothy (Ed.)

  • Tim Beatley's reputation
  • Growing interest in European approaches and techniques by American planners and policymakers
  • Builds on the information in the best-selling 1999 book, Green Urbanism
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About this book

In the absence of federal leadership, states and localities are stepping forward to address critical problems like climate change, urban sprawl, and polluted water and air. Fortunately, they have dynamic, innovative models outside U.S. borders. Green Cities of Europe draws on the world's best examples of sustainability to show how other cities can become greener and more livable.

Timothy Beatley has brought together leading experts from Paris, Freiburg, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Venice, Vitoria-Gasteiz, and London to illustrate groundbreaking practices in urban planning. These cities are creating greenways, improving public transit, conserving energy, instituting "green audits" for government, and strengthening their city centers.

With Green Cities of Europe, Beatley offers the U.S. planning community not only a vision of holistic sustainability, but a clear guide to accomplishing it at home.

About the authors

Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for the last eighteen years.

His primary teaching and research interests are in environmental planning and policy, with special emphasis on coastal and natural hazards planning, environmental values and ethics, and biodiversity conservation. He has published extensively in these areas, including the following recent books: Ethical Land Use; Habitat Conservation Planning: Endangered Species and Urban Growth; Natural Hazard Mitigation; and An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management.

In recent years much of his research and writing has been focused on the subject of sustainable communities, and creative strategies by which cities and towns can fundamentally reduce their ecological footprints, while at the same time becoming more livable and equitable places. He is the author of many books, including Biophilic Cities, Resilient Cities, and Green Urbanism (Island Press).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Study European Cities?

    Beatley, Timothy

    Pages 1-28

  • Paris, France: A 21st-Century Eco-City

    Laurian, Lucie

    Pages 29-64

  • Freiburg, Germany: Germany’s Eco-Capital

    Medearis, Dale (et al.)

    Pages 65-82

  • Copenhagen, Denmark: Green City amid the Finger Metropolis

    Brüel, Michaela

    Pages 83-108

  • Helsinki, Finland: Greenness and Urban Form

    Jaakkola, Maria

    Pages 109-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Green Cities of Europe
Book Subtitle
Global Lessons on Green Urbanism
Editors
  • Timothy Beatley
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Island Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-175-7
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-175-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 236
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations
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