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Urban Sustainability in the US

Cities Take Action

  • Melissa Keeley
  • Lisa Benton-Short

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 29-60
  3. Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 61-96
  4. Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 97-132
  5. Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 133-166
  6. Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 167-202
  7. Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 203-238
  8. Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 239-279
  9. Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 281-311
  10. Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 313-316
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 317-337

About this book

Introduction

Cities are stepping forward to address the critical sustainability challenges of the 21st century. Meeting the demands of complex issues requires municipalities to evaluate problems and their solutions in more holistic, integrated, and collaborative ways. Drawn from plans and progress reports from more than fifty US cities, this book examines how urban leaders conceptualize sustainability, plan effective strategies, and take action. Chapters examine various topical themes including equity, the green economy, climate change, energy, transportation, water, green space, and waste. Throughout the text, the authors highlight best practices in innovative solutions, recognizing the multiple benefits of sustainability projects, environmental justice, governance, education and communication. 

Keywords

Urban Geography Urban Sustainability US Cities Urban Planning Politics and Planning Urban Governance Urban Sustainability Planning Municipal Planning Green Cities

Authors and affiliations

  • Melissa Keeley
    • 1
  • Lisa Benton-Short
    • 2
  1. 1.George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93296-5
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93295-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93296-5
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