State of the World 2016 : Can a City Be Sustainable?

This volume first puts our current moment in context, tracing cities in the arc of human history. It also examines the basic structural elements of every city: materials and fuels; people and economics; and biodiversity. In part two, professionals working on some of the world’s most inventive urban...

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Main Author: Worldwatch Institute
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC Island Press/Center for Resource Economics 2016, 2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Series:State of the World
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This volume first puts our current moment in context, tracing cities in the arc of human history. It also examines the basic structural elements of every city: materials and fuels; people and economics; and biodiversity. In part two, professionals working on some of the world’s most inventive urban sustainability projects share their first-hand experience. Success stories come from places as diverse as Ahmedabad, India; Freiburg, Germany; and Shanghai, China. In many cases, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Parts three and four examine cross-cutting issues that affect the success of all cities. Topics range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government. Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow
Physical Description:XXX, 414 p online resource
ISBN:9781610917568