Sustainable Urban Regeneration in Phoenix, Arizona: Implications for Multi-dimensional Governance

  • Carlos Balsas
Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 7)


Human activity on earth and the increasing gregarious movement into cities are some of the most fascinating enterprises of mankind. This impact is difficult to measure, but (1971) and (2005) have defined it as a composite measure of population, affluence, technology and governance. Central to this equation is the long-term dimension of population impact and our ability to govern ourselves in order to minimize our impact on the planet. The sustainable development construct addresses intergenerational equity but also provides a framework to address city living and its regulatory milieu. Urban sustainability is now a major policy goal in many planning instruments and processes. Even though sustainable development means different things to different people, there is a consensus that sustainability is needed in order to achieve and maintain higher levels of economic prosperity, environmental quality and social responsiveness (Newman and Kenworthy (1999); (Berke (2002); (Gunder (2006).


Urban Growth Sonoran Desert Urban Governance Growth Management Maricopa County 
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  • Carlos Balsas
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  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityUSA

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