Sustainable Communities

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Woodrow W. Clark II
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 12, 2010 - Science - 314 pages
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This book would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of each of the chapter authors. For some authors, writing a chapter was beyond their “9–5” job, and this book re?ects their commitment to sustainability at the local level for their communities. To every chapter author and their staff, friends, and families, thank you. This dynamic and paradigm-changing volume on the topic of sustainable development is focused on communities such as cities, schools, and colleges where the future of our families and children are most at risk. We must act today as each of the chapters represents in their presentations. This book marks a new era: the Third Industrial Revolution. The new age of the Third Industrial Revolution has been labeled by some as the “green era” or “green economy,” but it had already started around the world, especially in Europe and Japan, for over a decade – since the end of the 20th c- tury. More signi?cantly, the book highlights people and communities who have a shared concern and vision along with the will and determination to enact programs and polices that make sustainable development real – not just political rhetoric or “branding” or even the current “buzz word” for obtaining funds and grants. The book presents “The Sequel to an Inconvenient Truth” – actual examples of how c- munities can and have changed in order to mitigate climate change. Again, thanks to everyone and their colleagues.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction and Overview
1
A Historical Perspective
13
3 Los Angeles Community College District LACCD
29
4 Sustainable Cities as Communities and Villages
45
5 Greening Existing Communities
57
Sustainability in Action
77
7 Renewable Energy Practices in the City and County of San Francisco
95
The Role of K12 Education
109
13 Sustainable Development in Lithuania
193
Chinas Green Beacon for Sustainable Chinese Cities
215
The Case of Jiaxing Municipality
223
Accelerating Collaboration Between Local and Central Governments
243
The Next Steps
263
References
270
Appendix A Los Angeles Community College District LACCD
273
Appendix B Aragon and Navarra Spain
281

Why It Matters
125
10 Sustainable Communities in the UK
135
The Case of Frederikshavn 100 Renewable Energy
155
The Piedmont Region Settimo Torinese Italy
169
A Global Overview and Perspective
285
Index
297
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Dr. Clark founded Clark Strategic Partners (CSP) in 2004, whose major clients include: Energy Director (Goal: to make the nine campuses energy independent and carbon neutral) for the LA Community College District; Energy Technology Advisor for Paramount Pictures (solar and renewable systems); Senior Foreign Energy Advisor (Asian Development Bank) Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR), Peoples Republic of China (Analyze 6 nation states to see how IMAR can "leap frog" the enviro mistakes of the west); and Senior Fellow, Milken Institute. He also sits on the boards for non-profit and for-profit organizations.