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Main Title Can a city be sustainable? /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gardner, Gary T.,
Prugh, Tom,
Renner, Michael,
Mastny, Lisa,
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2016
OCLC Number 953738909
ISBN 9781610917551; 1610917553
Subjects City planning--Environmental aspects ; Urban ecology (Sociology) ; Sustainable urban development ; Urban ecology (Biology) ; urban environments ; ARCHITECTURE--Urban & Land Use Planning ; POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--City Planning & Urban Development ; POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Environmental Policy ; SCIENCE--Environmental Science (see also Chemistry ; City Planning--(DNLM)D002958 ; Environment Design--(DNLM)D004779
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  HC59.S734 2016 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/16/2016
Collation xxxii, 414 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-400) and index.
Contents Notes
Cities are the world's future. Today, more than half of the global population lives in urban areas, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting these principles into practice. From Portland, Oregon to Ahmedabad, India, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Issues examined range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government. Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow. -- Back cover.