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Toward Sustainable Communities: Resources for Citizens and Their Governments

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Local governments are increasingly caught between rising expectations that development initiatives be sustainable and the fact that more and more services are being downloaded to the municipal level. The third edition of this classic text offers practical suggestions and innovative solutions to a range of community problems—-including energy efficiency, transportation, land use, housing, waste reduction, recycling, air quality and governance. In clear language, with updated tools, initiatives and resources, a new preface and foreword, this sustainable practices resource is for both citizens and governments.

Mark Roseland is director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He lectures internationally and advises communities and governments.

Synopsis:

Local governments are increasingly caught between rising expectations that development initiatives be sustainable and the fact that more and more services are being downloaded to the municipal level. The third edition of this classic text offers practical

About the Author

\Mark Roseland is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. A past editor of Local Environment and RAIN magazine, he lectures internationally and advises communities and governments.

Table of Contents

The context for sustainable communities — Toward sustainable communities — Making community policy — Greening the city — Water and sewage — Waste reduction and recycling — Energy efficiency and renewables — Atmospheric change and air quality --Transportation planning and traffic management — Land use and urban form — Housing and community development — Community economic development — Governing sustainable communities — Tools for community sustainability — Lessons and challenges.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550923292
Publisher:
Perseus Books, LLC
Subject:
Political Science : Public Policy - City Planning & Urban De
Author:
Roseland, Mark
Author:
Connelly, Sean
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
June 2005
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Business » Manufacturing and Product Development
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