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Urban Sustainability in the US

Cities Take Action

Authors: Keeley, Melissa, Benton-Short, Lisa

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  • Discusses how cities conceptualize what they consider to be their most pressing problems
  • Quantitatively assesses numerous sustainability plans in a way that allows for meaningful comparisons
  • Suggests best practices and future directions in research
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About this book

Cities are stepping forward to address the critical sustainability challenges of the 21st century. Meeting the demands of complex issues requires municipalities to evaluate problems and their solutions in more holistic, integrated, and collaborative ways. Drawn from plans and progress reports from more than fifty US cities, this book examines how urban leaders conceptualize sustainability, plan effective strategies, and take action. Chapters examine various topical themes including equity, the green economy, climate change, energy, transportation, water, green space, and waste. Throughout the text, the authors highlight best practices in innovative solutions, recognizing the multiple benefits of sustainability projects, environmental justice, governance, education and communication. 

About the authors

Melissa Keeley is Director of the Environmental Studies Program at George Washington University, USA. She studies the intersection of urban ecology, environmental engineering, public policy, and city planning. With sustainability expertise in green infrastructure and green building, she regularly advises officials and agencies from the municipal to the federal level.  Lisa Benton-Short is Chair of the Geography Department at George Washington University, USA. She is an urban geographer with an interest in the dynamics of the urban environment from many angles, including: urban sustainability, planning and public space, monuments and memorials, urban national parks, globalization, and immigration.   

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-06633-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Sustainability in the US
Book Subtitle
Cities Take Action
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93296-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93296-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93295-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06633-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 337
Number of Illustrations
56 illustrations in colour
Topics