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Urban Sustainability in the US

Cities Take Action

Book

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

  1. 1.George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA

About the authors

Melissa Keeley is Director of the Environmental Studies Program at George Washington University, USA. She studies the intersection of urban ecology, environmental engineering, public policy, and city planning. With sustainability expertise in green infrastructure and green building, she regularly advises officials and agencies from the municipal to the federal level. 
 
Lisa Benton-Short is Chair of the Geography Department at George Washington University, USA. She is an urban geographer with an interest in the dynamics of the urban environment from many angles, including: urban sustainability, planning and public space, monuments and memorials, urban national parks, globalization, and immigration.   

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Urban Sustainability in the US
  • Book Subtitle Cities Take Action
  • Authors Melissa Keeley
    Lisa Benton-Short
  • 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 Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-93295-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06633-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-93296-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 337
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urban Studies/Sociology
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