Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities: Strategies, Methods and Outlook

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Daniel A. Mazmanian, Hilda Blanco
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jun 27, 2014 - Social Science - 488 pages

Against a backdrop of unprecedented levels of urbanization, 21st century cities across the globe share concerns for the challenges they face. This Companion provides a framework for understanding the city as a critical building block for a more sustain

 

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Contents

introduction and overview
1
PART I STRATEGIES
13
2 Rediscovering compact cities for sustainability
15
3 Potable stormwater and wastewater city strategies in the context of climate change
32
4 Urban food systems strategies
57
5 Sustainability strategies for consumer products in cities
86
6 Strategies for growing green business and industry in a city
116
7 Strategies and considerations for investing in sustainable city infrastructure
133
13 Analyzing a citys metabolism
255
14 Developing sustainable cities indicators
283
15 Climate action planning
302
16 Climate change adaptation
320
an ecological economics framework
336
18 A systems approach towards sustainable procurement
354
PART III THE FUTURE
379
looking backward to move forward
381

8 Aligning fiscal and environmental sustainability
154
maximizing health and sustainability
166
engaging residents in the transition toward sustainable cities
188
11 Developing effective participatory processes for a sustainable city
210
environmental equity and the sustainable city
228
PART II METHODS
253
20 The future of sustainable economic development in cities
397
what are the connections?
413
22 Technology and city sustainability
434
23 Conclusion
449
Index
469
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Edited by Daniel A. Mazmanian, Professor of Public Policy, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California and Hilda Blanco, Research Professor and Interim Director, Center for Sustainable Cities, Sol Price School of Public Policy University of Southern California, US

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