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.
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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
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Harm de Blij; Preface; Overview
  • Jeb Brugmann; Advancing toward Urban Sustainability: The Pursuit of Equity
  • Igor Vojnovic; Urban Environmental Management in Shanghai: A Multiscale Perspective
  • Wei Tu, Daniel Sui, and Weichun Ma; The Urban Expansion and Sustainability Challenge of Cities in China's West: The Case of Urumqi
  • Jiaguo Qi, Peilei Fan, and Xi Chen; Sustainable Manufacturing in Nagoya: Exploring the Dynamics of Japan's Competitive Advantage
  • Ronald Kalafsky.
  • The Sufficiency Economy, Sustainable Development, and Agricultural Townsin Thailand: The Case of Nang Rong
  • Pariwate Varnakovida and Joseph MessinaDeconcentration in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area: Governance, Markets, and the Quest for Sustainability
  • Eran Razin; The Crisis of Consociational Democracy in Beirut: Conflict Transformation and Sustainability through Electoral Reform
  • Imad Salamey; Segmentation and Enclavization in Urban Development: The Sustainable City in India
  • Darshini Mahadevia.
  • Urban Sustainability and Automobile Dependence in an Australian Context
  • Peter Newman and Jeffrey KenworthyUrban Sustainability Rhetoric and Neoliberal Realities: Durban
  • A City in Transition
  • Brij Maharaj and Sultan Khan; Residential Marginality, Erasure, and Intractability in Addis Ababa
  • Assefa Mehretu and Tegegne Gebre-Egziabher; Water Provision for and by the Peri-urban Poor: Public-Community Partnerships or Citizens Coproduction?
  • Adriana Allen.
  • Economic Reorganization, Social Transformation, and Urban Sustainability in Argentina: The Case of Metropolitan Buenos Aires
  • Ricardo Gomez-Insausti and Analia S. ConteUrban Renewal, Favelas, and Guanabara Bay: Environmental Justice and Sustainability in Rio de Janeiro
  • Brian J. Godfrey; Neoliberal Restructuring, Poverty, and Urban Sustainability in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Beverley Mullings; Housing and Urban Sustainability: A Los Angeles Case Study
  • Victoria Basolo.
  • The Colors That Shaped a City: The Role of Racial and Class Tensions in Inhibiting Urban Sustainability, the Detroit Context
  • Igor Vojnovic and Joe T. DardenThe Role of Ethnicity and Race in Supporting Sustainable Urban Environments
  • June Manning Thomas; Recent Planning and Development in Toronto: Moving Toward Smart Growth?
  • Pierre Filion; Planning for Sustainable Development in Montreal: A Qualified Success
  • Raphaël Fischler and Jeanne M. Wolfe.
  • Oil for Food
  • Energy, Equity, and Evolution of Urban Supermarket Locations: An Edmonton, Alberta, Case Study
  • Nairne Cameron, Karen E. Smoyer-Tomic, Vladimir Yasenovskiy, and Carl Amrhein.