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Main Title Emerald cities : urban sustainability and economic development /
Author Fitzgerald, Joan,
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 320193580
ISBN 9780195382761 (cloth : alk. paper); 0195382765 (cloth : alk. paper)
Subjects Urban policy--Environmental aspects--United States ; City planning--Environmental aspects--United States ; Urban economics--Environmental aspects ; Sustainable development--United States ; Stadtplanung ; Stadtèokologie ; Stadtèokonomie ; Nachhaltige Entwicklung ; Umweltvertrèaglichkeit ; USA
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ELBM  HT123.F58 2010 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/25/2011
Collation x, 242 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-237) and index.
Contents Notes
Sustainability as economic development -- Cities and the green economy -- Renewable cities -- Building the energy-efficient city -- Is there treasure in our trash? -- Creating a green transportation economy -- Only connect. "In Emerald Cities, Joan Fitzgerald shows how in the absence of a comprehensive national policy, cities like Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle have taken the lead in addressing the interrelated environmental problems of global warming, pollution, energy dependence, and social justice. Cities are major sources of pollution but because of their population density, reliance on public transportation, and other factors, Fitzgerald argues that they are uniquely suited to promote and benefit from green economic development. For cities facing worsening budget constraints, investing in high-paying green jobs in renewable energy technology, construction, manufacturing, recycling, and other fields will solve two problems at once, sparking economic growth while at the same time dramatically improving quality of life. Fitzgerald also examines how investing in green research and technology may help to revitalize older industrial cities and offers examples of cities that don't make the top-ten green lists such as Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio and Syracuse, New York" --Cover, p. 2.