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The Economy of Green Cities

A World Compendium on the Green Urban Economy

  • Offers insight into what a Green Urban Economy could constitute for greener cities and sustainable urban development

  • Provides concrete examples and methods for sustainable urban development policy

  • Illustrates the advantages of combining economic interests with environmental considerations with practical examples

  • Brings together experts from research, the private sector, international organizations and local governments to stimulate new thinking, research and action

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Table of contents (38 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Agenda Setting for the Urban Future with a Green Urban Economy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Green Urban Economy: Agenda Setting for the Urban Future

      • Monika Zimmermann, Richard Simpson
      Pages 3-10
  3. Setting a Green Economy Agenda for Cities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Sustainable Urban Transformation and the Green Urban Economy

      • Kes McCormick, Stefan Anderberg, Lena Neij
      Pages 33-43
    3. Green Cities: Benefits of Urban Sustainability

      • Essam Hassan Mohamed Ahmed
      Pages 45-56
    4. Sustainable Development for Cities and Citizens: Green Housing, Employment and Transport

      • Asif Kabani, Asif Kabani, Maliha A. Kabani, Maliha A. Kabani
      Pages 71-77
    5. Cities and the Green Economy

      • Philipp Rode
      Pages 79-98
    6. Green Cities into Practice

      • Vito Albino, Rosa Maria Dangelico
      Pages 99-113
    7. Emerging-Market Cities Could Set a New Standard for Sustainable Development

      • Jonathan Woetzel, Shannon N. Bouton, Molly Lindsay
      Pages 115-121
  4. Joining Forces to Accelerate Action

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123
    2. Accelerating Green Urban Growth

      • Bernd Hendriksen, Eric Copius Peereboom
      Pages 129-147
    3. Linking Green City Politics with Green Business

      • Ulrich Mans, Sara Meerow
      Pages 149-160

About this book

Green Economy is a key theme of the June 2012 Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The inclusive Green Urban Economy approach embodies a challenge to local government leaders and city practitioners to apply existing tools and methods in new ways to develop innovative approaches by engaging economic-environmental considerations and stakeholders in a much more active fashion.

 

This volume bridges the gap between the global promotion of the Green Economy and the manifestation of this new development strategy at the urban level. Green cities are an imperative solution, not only in meeting global environmental challenges but also in helping to ensure socio-economic prosperity at the local level.

 

Environmentalists must learn to understand the language and dynamics of the economy, and to combine important economic interests (such as cost savings) with ecological interests (such as saving of resources). Business and economic leaders must also understand and accommodate ecological interests to advance social improvement and sustainable development.

 

The editors compiled contributions of varying perspectives and practical experiences from the emerging fields of environmental economics, urban development and green cities, along with concrete examples from city governments.

 

The Economy of Green Cities documents and demonstrates the different layers of knowledge required for a Green Urban Economy. The compendium supports researchers, business thinkers and practitioners to explore, detail and discuss an urban Green Economy agenda.

Keywords

  • Cities and urban development
  • Green Urban Economy
  • Local Authorities
  • Local Governments
  • Sustainable Urban Development

Editors and Affiliations

  • ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

    Richard Simpson, Monika Zimmermann

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-1969-9
  • 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 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)