State of the world : can a city be sustainable? /

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Imprint:Washington, DC : Island Press, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (xxxii, 414 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series:State of the world ; 2016
State of the world ; 2016.
State of the world library.
Subject:City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Sustainable urban development.
Social Science -- Human Geography.
Science -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Business & Economics -- Urban & Regional.
Architecture -- Urban & Land Use Planning.
Human geography.
Ecological science, the Biosphere.
Urban economics.
Urban & municipal planning.
Science -- Environmental Science.
The environment.
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable urban development.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Varying Form of Title:State of the world 2016
Can a city be sustainable?
Other authors / contributors:Gardner, Gary T., 1958- project director.
Prugh, Tom, project director.
Renner, Michael, 1957- project director.
Mastny, Lisa, editor.
Worldwatch Institute, sponsoring body.
Digital file characteristics:text file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-400) and index.
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Summary:"Cities are the world's future. Today, more than half of the global population lives in urban areas, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting these principles into practice. From Portland, Oregon to Ahmedabad, India, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Issues examined range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government. Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow."--Back cover
Other form:Print version: State of the world. Washington, DC : Island Press, [2016] 9781610917568
Standard no.:10.5822/978-1-61091-756-8