Smart Growth Entrepreneurs

Partners in Urban Sustainability

  • Erik Solevad Nielsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 173-189

About this book


This book examines smart growth entrepreneurs—innovators in government, development companies, architectural firms, and other organizations, who coalesce to shift policies and markets toward green planning and building practices. Cities across the world are trying to manage their population and economic growth by implementing the design principles of Smart Growth and New Urbanism, which includes developing green buildings that are compact, mixed-use, and in close proximity to transit services. How do innovators, governments, and markets interact in this planning and development process? The book profiles smart growth entrepreneurs and their projects in both Southern California and the suburbs of Portland, Oregon. The author highlights the unique obstacles, political and economic, that these actors encounter and details the centrality of markets and regulations in sustainable urban development.


Urban Studies Urban Sustainability Smart Growth Urban Planning Urban Design Green Building Urban Sprawl Urban Growth Sustainable City

Authors and affiliations

  • Erik Solevad Nielsen
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  1. 1.Sociology Pennsylvania State UniversityCentre HallUSA

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