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Urban Sustainability in the US

Cities Take Action

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Discusses how cities conceptualize what they consider to be their most pressing problems

  • Quantitatively assesses numerous sustainability plans in a way that allows for meaningful comparisons

  • Suggests best practices and future directions in research

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Equity

    • Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 29-60
  3. Economic Sustainability

    • Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 61-96
  4. Climate

    • Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 97-132
  5. Transportation

    • Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 133-166
  6. Energy

    • Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 167-202
  7. Water

    • Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 203-238
  8. Urban Green Space

    • Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 239-279
  9. Waste

    • Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 281-311
  10. Summary and Best Practices

    • Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short
    Pages 313-316
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 317-337

About this book

Cities are stepping forward to address the critical sustainability challenges of the 21st century. Meeting the demands of complex issues requires municipalities to evaluate problems and their solutions in more holistic, integrated, and collaborative ways. Drawn from plans and progress reports from more than fifty US cities, this book examines how urban leaders conceptualize sustainability, plan effective strategies, and take action. Chapters examine various topical themes including equity, the green economy, climate change, energy, transportation, water, green space, and waste. Throughout the text, the authors highlight best practices in innovative solutions, recognizing the multiple benefits of sustainability projects, environmental justice, governance, education and communication. 

Keywords

  • Urban Geography
  • Urban Sustainability
  • US Cities
  • Urban Planning
  • Politics and Planning
  • Urban Governance
  • Urban Sustainability Planning
  • Municipal Planning
  • Green Cities

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

    Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short

About the authors

Melissa Keeley is Director of the Environmental Studies Program at George Washington University, USA. She studies the intersection of urban ecology, environmental engineering, public policy, and city planning. With sustainability expertise in green infrastructure and green building, she regularly advises officials and agencies from the municipal to the federal level. 
 
Lisa Benton-Short is Chair of the Geography Department at George Washington University, USA. She is an urban geographer with an interest in the dynamics of the urban environment from many angles, including: urban sustainability, planning and public space, monuments and memorials, urban national parks, globalization, and immigration.   

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Urban Sustainability in the US

  • Book Subtitle: Cities Take Action

  • Authors: Melissa Keeley, Lisa Benton-Short

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93296-5

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-93295-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-06633-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-93296-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 337

  • Number of Illustrations: 56 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Urban Sociology

Buying options

eBook
USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-93296-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)