Urban sustainability : a global perspective /

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Imprint:East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2012.
Description:1 online resource (714 pages)
Subject:City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable urban development.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban Development.
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable urban development.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12398117
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Other authors / contributors:Vojnovic, Igor, editor.
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary:More than half the world's population currently lives in urban areas, and virtually all of the world's population growth over the next three decades is expected to be in cities. What impact will this growth have on the environment? What can we do now to pave the way for resource longevity? Sustainability has received considerable attention in recent years, though conceptions of the term remain vague. Using a wide array of cities around the globe as case studies, this timely book explores the varying nature of global urban-environmental stresses and the complexities involved in defining sustai.
Other form:Print version: Urban sustainability. East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2013 9781611860559
Review by Choice Review

Editor Vojnovic has assembled a plethora of informative and timely essays that explore a wide range of themes concerned with maintaining and strengthening the social, physical, and economic aspects of the urban fabric found worldwide. Along with a preface, foreword, and an introductory overview, the 25 essays provide ample material for dedicated readers. The subtitle denotes an emphasis on a global perspective, and this proves to be true for both the subject matter and the authors. The diversity of the text is most welcome, and should have broad appeal for readers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical locations. While the sheer volume of information makes this book less than ideal for casual readers, it would be fine for specialized collections. The lack of an index is a particularly problematic oversight that makes it difficult to use the book as a reference, and this ultimately hinders the reader's ability to navigate such a large text. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. P. Gamsby Brandeis University

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