Toward Sustainable Communities: Resources for Citizens and Their Governments

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New Society Publishers, Jan 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Local governments are increasingly caught between rising expectations that development initiatives be sustainable and the fact that more and more services are being downloaded to the municipal level. The third edition of this classic text offers practical suggestions and innovative solutions to a range of community problems---including energy efficiency, transportation, land use, housing, waste reduction, recycling, air quality and governance. In clear language, with updated tools, initiatives and resources, a new preface and foreword, this sustainable practices resource is for both citizens and governments.

Mark Roseland is director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He lectures internationally and advises communities and governments.

  

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Contents

THINKING GLOBALLY
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
COMMUNITY CAPITAL
DOING DEVELOPMENT DIFFERENTLY
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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES NORTH AND SOUTH
THE UNSUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
THE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
CHANGING THE PATTERN OF GROWTH
NEW URBANISM
SOCIAL BENEFITS OF COMPACT COMMUNITIES
RESOURCES
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MORE THAN A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
RESOURCES

MOBILIZING CITIZENS AND THEIR GOVERNMENTS
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POLICY ISSUES FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
POLICY INSTRUMENTS
CONSTRAINTS ON IMPLEMENTATION
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RETHINKING URBAN GREEN SPACE
URBAN AGRICULTURE
URBAN AQUATIC SYSTEMS
RESOURCES
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SUPPLY AND DEMAND
WATER QUALITY AND SEWAGE TREATMENT
INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANNING
RESOURCES
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SOURCE REDUCTION
REUSE
RECYCLING AND RECOVERY
COMPOSTING
RESOURCES
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY
ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE ENERGY SUPPLY
COMMUNITY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES
RESOURCES
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LOCAL AIR QUALITY
CLIMATE CHANGE
OZONE LAYER DEPLETION
ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF ADDRESSING ATMOSPHERIC CHANGE
RESOURCES
TRUE COSTS OF DRIVING
TECHNICAL FIXES
REDUCING AUTOMOBILE DEPENDENCY
RESOURCES
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LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION
DENSITY AND HOUSING
THE COSTS OF SPRAWL
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DEVELOPMENT REDEFINED
ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
RETHINKING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
RESOURCES
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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
THE ROLE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
PLANNING FOR ACTION
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PLANNING
ASSESSMENT
TOOLS IN ACTION
RESOURCES
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LESSONS FOR POLICYMAKING
THE CHALLENGES AHEAD
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Mark Roseland is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. A past editor of Local Environment and RAIN magazine, he lectures internationally and advises communities and governments.

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