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Sustainability and Cities examines the urban aspect of sustainability issues, arguing that cities are a necessary focus for that global agenda. The authors make the case that the essential character of a city's land use results from how it manages its transportation, and that only by reducing our automobile dependence will we be able to successfully accommodate all elements of the sustainability agenda.

 

The book begins with chapters that set forth the notion of sustainability and how it applies to cities and automobile dependence. The authors consider the changing urban economy in the information age, and describe the extent of automobile dependence worldwide. They provide an updated survey of global cities that examines a range of sustainability factors and indicators, and, using a series of case studies, demonstrate how cities around the world are overcoming the problem of automobile dependence. They also examine the connections among transportation and other issues—including water use and cycling, waste management, and greening the urban landscape—and explain how all elements of sustainability can be managed simultaneously.

 

The authors end with a consideration of how professional planners can promote the sustainability agenda, and the ethical base needed to ensure that this critical set of issues is taken seriously in the world's cities.

 

Sustainability and Cities will serve as a source of both learning and inspiration for those seeking to create more sustainable cities, and is an important book for practitioners, researchers, and students in the fields of planning, geography, and public policy.

About the Author

Peter Newman is associate professor of city policy and director of the Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia and visiting professor of city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey Kenworthy is senior lecturer in urban environments at Murdoch University and is currently visiting professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder. They are co-authors of Cities and Automobile Dependence and Winning Back the Cities.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

 

Chapter 1. The Concept of Sustainability and Its Relationship to Cities

Chapter 2. The Problem of Automobile Dependence at the End of the Twentieth Century

Chapter 3. The Pattern of Automobile Dependence and Global Cities

Chapter 4. A Vision of Reduced Automobile Dependence

Chapter 5. Greening the Automobile-Dependent City

Chapter 6. Promoting Sustainable Urban Change

Chapter 7. Ethics, Spirituality, and Community in the Sustainable City

Chapter 8. Summary and Conclusions

 

Appendix 1: Data and Methodology for the Thirty-seven City Study for the World Bank

Appendix 2: Growth Management Approaches and Guidelines

Appendix 3: A Checklist for City Sustainability Using Economic Efficiency, Social Equity, Environmental Responsibility, and Human Livability Criteria

Appendix 4: An Economic Impact Statement for Urban Development

Appendix 5: Guidelines for New Urbanism Development (The Ahwahnee Principles)

Appendix 6: A Guide to the Provision of Better Transit and Land Use Integration in Auto Cities

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559636605
Subtitle:
Overcoming Automobile Dependence
Author:
Newman, Peter
Author:
Kenworthy, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Automobiles
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Urban transportation
Subject:
Land use, Urban.
Subject:
Urban transportation policy.
Subject:
Automobiles -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Political Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
TRA009000
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies City Specific
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19990201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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