Urban sustainability : a global perspective /

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2013.
Description:xxvii, 685 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Urban ecology (Sociology)
Sustainable urban development.
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable urban development.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8949089
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Other authors / contributors:Vojnovic, Igor.
ISBN:9781611860559 (lithocase : alk. paper)
1611860555 (lithocase : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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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