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Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities: Strategies, Methods and Outlook

Elgar Companion to Sustainable CitiesEdited 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

Bedrosian Affiliate faculty member Professor Daniel Mazmanian and Research Professor Hilda Blanco recently edited a book that serves as a comprehensive framework for understanding and applying the methods and strategies for cities to attain a more sustainable future.

Against a backdrop of unprecedented levels of urbanization, 21st century cities across the globe share mutual concerns for the challenges they face. This book focuses on the importance of the city as a critical building block for a more sustainable future within broader subnational, national, continental, and ultimately, global systems context.
It discusses the sustainable strategies being devised, as well as the methods and tools for achieving them.  Examples of social, economic, political and environmental sustainable policy strategies are presented, and the extent to which they actually increase sustainability is analyzed.  Topics explored include compact cities and urban metabolism; environmental justice; water resources planning and the impact of climate change to industry, food policy and urban design.

This book will appeal to academics and students of planning, public policy and administration, and environmental and urban studies. It will also be of interest to those working in urban planning and sustainable development professions.

Contributors include: L. Baker, T. Banerjee, E. Blakley, H. Blanco, M.R. Boswell, H. Brattelbø, R. Callahan, K. Chapple, N. Cohen, E. Dreps, D.J. Fiorino, A.I. Greve, R. Jackson, B. Jiménez Cisneros, C. Kennedy, G. Keoleian, D. Mazmanian, A. Miller, J. Newell, P. Newman, L.K. Nijaki, C.P. Ozawa, M. Pastor, M. Pisano, K.E. Portney, A. Rose, T.L. Seale, B. Tomlinson, K.S. Wolske, M. Xu, R. Zimmerman, M. Zint.

Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities
Strategies, Methods and Outlook

Published by Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, find out more here.

An E-Book is available here.

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