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Main Title America's most sustainable cities and regions : surviving the 21st century megatrends /
Author Day, John W.,
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Hall, Charles A. S.,
Roy, Eric D.,
Moerschbaecher, Matthew Korbel,
D'Elia, Christopher F.,
Pimentel, David,
Yáänez-Arancibia, Alejandro,
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2016
OCLC Number 945369287
ISBN 9781493932429; 149393242X
Subjects Sustainable development--United States ; Urban ecology (Sociology)--United States ; Stadtentwicklung ; Regionalentwicklung ; Nachhaltigkeit ; Umweltverträglichkeit ; Amerika ; Stadtentwicklung--(DE-588)4056730-8 ; Regionalentwicklung--(DE-588)4076605-6 ; Nachhaltigkeit--(DE-588)4326464-5 ; Umweltverträglichkeit--(DE-588)4061655-1 ; Amerika--(DE-588)4001670-5
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBM  HC110.E5D39 2016 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 08/19/2016
EJAM  HC110.E5D39 2016 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 04/27/2016
Collation xii, 348 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-340) and index.
Contents Notes
From the American Dream to globalization to the digital and information revolutions, we assume that humans have taken control of our collective destinies in spite of potholes in the road such as the Great Recession of 2007-2009. However, these attitudes were formed during a unique 100-year period of human history in which a large but finite supply of fossil fuels was tapped to feed our economic and innovation engine. Today, at the peak of the Oil Age, the horizon looks different. Cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Las Vegas are situated where water and other vital ecological services are scarce, and the enormous flows of resources and energy that were needed to create the megalopolises of the 20th century will prove unsustainable. Climate change is a reality, and regional impacts will become increasingly severe. Economies such as Las Vegas, which are dependent on discretionary income and buffeted by climate change, are already suffering the fate of the proverbial canary in the coal mine. Finite resources will mean profound changes for society in general and the energy-intensive lifestyles of the U.S. and Canada in particular. But not all regions are equally vulnerable to these 21st-century megatrends. Look beyond "America's Most Livable Cities" to the critical factors that will determine the sustainability of your municipality and region. Find out where your city or region ranks according to the forces that will impact our lives in the next years and decades.