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Urban Sustainability in the US

Cities Take Action

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland
Published: 17th Sep 2018
Dimensions: w 148mm h 210mm d 29mm
Weight: 727g
ISBN-10: 3319932950
ISBN-13: 9783319932958
Barcode No: 9783319932958
Synopsis
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.

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