Urban Sustainability: Policy and Praxis

  • Jay D. Gatrell
  • Ryan R. Jensen
  • Mark W. Patterson
  • Nancy Hoalst-Pullen

Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Jay D. Gatrell, Mark W. Patterson
    Pages 1-3
  3. Daniel D. McLean, Ryan R. Jensen, Elizabeth Barrie
    Pages 65-75
  4. Michael L. Chohaney, Charles D. Yeager, Jay D. Gatrell, David J. Nemeth
    Pages 99-133
  5. Mark W. Patterson, Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, W. Blake Pierson
    Pages 153-168
  6. LaDona Knigge, Jacob N. Brimlow, Sara S. Metcalf
    Pages 169-184
  7. Sara S. Metcalf, Erika S. Svendsen, LaDona Knigge, Hua Wang, Harvey D. Palmer, Mary E. Northridge
    Pages 233-248
  8. Michael J. Clay, Jenna N. Albers
    Pages 249-264

About this book


This book explores the environmental, economic, and socio-political dynamics of sustainability from a geographic perspective. The chapters unite the often disparate worlds of environment, economics, and politics by seeking to understand and visualize a range of sustainability practices on the ground and in place. In concert, the book provides an overview of a range of geotechnical applications associated with environmental change (water resources, land use & land cover change); as well as investigates more nuanced and novel examples of local economic development in cities. The diverse collection maps local practices from urban farming to evolving and thriving industries such as metal scrapping and craft beer. Additionally, the book provides an integrated geo-technical framework for understanding and assessing ecosystem services, explores the deployment of unmanned systems to understand urban environmental change, interrogates the spatial politics of urban green movements, examines the implications of revised planning practices, and investigates environmental justice. The book will be of interest to researchers, students, and anyone seeking to better understand sustainability at multiple scales in urban environments.


GIS Gqeotechnologies Sustainability Pillars Urban Greening Urban Management Urban Morphology Urban Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Jay D. Gatrell
    • 1
  • Ryan R. Jensen
    • 2
  • Mark W. Patterson
    • 3
  • Nancy Hoalst-Pullen
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Environmental StudiesBellarmine UniversityLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Geography and AnthropologyKennesaw State UniversityKennesawUSA
  4. 4.Dept. Geography & AnthropologyKennesaw State UniversityKennesawUSA

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