The Carbon Efficient City

Front Cover
University of Washington Press, Sep 1, 2012 - Architecture - 232 pages
0 Reviews

The Carbon Efficient City shows how regional economies can be aligned with practices that drive carbon efficiency. It details ten strategies for reducing carbon emissions in our cities: standardized measurement, frameworks that support innovation, regulatory alignment, reducing consumption, reuse and restoration, focus on neighborhoods, providing spaces for nature, use of on-site life cycles for water and energy, coordination of regional transportation, and emphasis on solutions that delight people.

Although climate change is recognized as an urgent concern, local and national governments, nonprofits, and private interests often work at cross purposes in attempting to address it. The Carbon Efficient City's focus on concrete, achievable measures that can be implemented in a market economy gives it broad appeal to professionals and engaged citizens across the political spectrum.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
3
1 Measure for Measure
13
2 The Invisible Hand
25
3 Regulatory Roadblocks
41
4 Reduce
53
5 Built to Last
64
6 Great Neighborhoods
79
7 Spaces for Nature
94
8 OnSite Life Cycles
105
9 Regional Transportation
117
10 Delight
136
11 Making a Dent
151
Notes
155
Bibliography
169
Index
175
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

A-P Hurd lives in Seattle where she is vice president of a commercial real estate development company and she has worked on a number of public policy initiatives at the state and local level. Her father, Al Hurd , is business strategy consultant in Victoria, BC, and has served as executive director of government services with EDS Canada and Hewlett Packard.

Bibliographic information