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Main Title Natural step for communities : how cities and towns can change to sustainable practices /
Author James, Sarah.
Other Authors
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Lahti, Torbj orn.
Publisher New Society Publishers,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 54929542
ISBN 0865714916 : 9780865714915
Subjects Urban ecology ; Sustainable development ; Urban ecology--Sweden ; Sustainable development--Sweden ; Ecologie urbaine ; Developpement durable ; Ecologie urbaine--Su ede ; Developpement durable--Su ede
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  HT241.J34 2004 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/13/2007
Collation xxiv, 279 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-255) and index.
Contents Notes
Compass for change : the natural step framework for sustainability -- Practices that changed -- How communities can change. This book provides examples of communities that have made dramatic changes toward sustainability, and explains how others can emulate their success. Arguing that the process of introducing change--whether converting to renewable energy or designing compact development--is critical to success, the authors outline why well-intentioned proposals often fail to win community approval, and why an integrated approach--not "single-issue" initiatives--can surmount challenges of conflicting priorities, scarce resources, and turf battles. Key to success is a democratic "bottom-up" change process, and clear guiding sustainability principles such as the Natural Step framework.--From publisher description.