Synopses & Reviews
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.
Toward Sustainable Communities offers practical suggestions and innovative solutions to a wide range of municipal and community problems in clear, accessible language. Topics include air quality, transportation and traffic management, energy conservation and efficiency, land use and housing, and economic and community development in the context of achieving a sustainable community. Chapters include Tools and Initiatives sections to help readers achieve the goals of the chapter's topic, plus essential contacts and references including e-mail and web addresses. To help keep you current on vital sustainability information, New Society Publishers' web site (www.swifty.com/nsp/) will provide annual updates on the contacts and resources listed in Toward Sustainable Communities.
An updated edition of this classic guide to sustainable community development.
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.