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More than half the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, and virtually all of the world’s population growth over the next three decades is expected to be in cities. What impact will this growth have on the environment? What can we do now to pave the way for resource longevity? Sustainability has received considerable attention in recent years, though conceptions of the term remain vague. Using a wide array of cities around the globe as case studies, this timely book explores the varying nature of global urban-environmental stresses and the complexities involved in defining sustainability policies. Working with six core themes, the editor examines the past, present, and future of urban sustainability within local, national, and global contexts.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Overview
  2. pp. xix-xxvi
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  1. Advancing toward Urban Sustainability: The Pursuit of Equity
  2. pp. 1-34
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  1. Urban Environmental Management in Shanghai: A Multiscale Perspective
  2. pp. 35-68
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  1. The Urban Expansion and Sustainability Challenge of Cities in China’s West: The Case of Urumqi
  2. pp. 69-100
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  1. Sustainable Manufacturing in Nagoya: Exploring the Dynamics of Japan’s Competitive Advantage
  2. pp. 101-118
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  1. The Sufficiency Economy, Sustainable Development, and Agricultural Townsin Thailand: The Case of Nang Rong
  2. pp. 119-148
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  1. Deconcentration in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area: Governance, Markets, and the Quest for Sustainability
  2. pp. 149-176
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  1. The Crisis of Consociational Democracy in Beirut: Conflict Transformation and Sustainability through Electoral Reform
  2. pp. 177-198
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  1. Segmentation and Enclavization in Urban Development: The Sustainable City in India
  2. pp. 199-226
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  1. Urban Sustainability and Automobile Dependence in an Australian Context
  2. pp. 227-254
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  1. Urban Sustainability Rhetoric and Neoliberal Realities: Durban - A City in Transition
  2. pp. 255-282
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  1. Residential Marginality, Erasure, and Intractability in Addis Ababa
  2. pp. 283-308
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  1. Water Provision for and by the Peri-urban Poor: Public-Community Partnerships or Citizens Coproduction?
  2. pp. 309-340
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  1. Economic Reorganization, Social Transformation, and Urban Sustainability in Argentina: The Case of Metropolitan Buenos Aires
  2. pp. 341-358
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  1. Urban Renewal, Favelas, and Guanabara Bay: Environmental Justice and Sustainability in Rio de Janeiro
  2. pp. 359-386
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  1. Neoliberal Restructuring, Poverty, and Urban Sustainability in Kingston, Jamaica
  2. pp. 387-406
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  1. Housing and Urban Sustainability: A Los Angeles Case Study
  2. pp. 407-434
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  1. The Colors That Shaped a City: The Role of Racial and Class Tensions in Inhibiting Urban Sustainability, the Detroit Context
  2. pp. 435-474
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  1. The Role of Ethnicity and Race in Supporting Sustainable Urban Environments
  2. pp. 475-508
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  1. Recent Planning and Development in Toronto: Moving Toward Smart Growth?
  2. pp. 509-530
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  1. Planning for Sustainable Development in Montreal: A Qualified Success
  2. pp. 531-560
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  1. Oil for Food - Energy, Equity, and Evolution of Urban Supermarket Locations: An Edmonton, Alberta, Case Study
  2. pp. 561-590
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  1. Green Sustainable Øresund Region: Or Eco-Branding Copenhagen and Malmö?
  2. pp. 591-610
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  1. Urban Sustainability in the United Kingdom
  2. pp. 611-632
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  1. Sustainable Development in Portugal: An Analysis of Lisbon and Porto
  2. pp. 633-652
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  1. Sustainable Development in Traditional Harbor Communities: The Case of Genoa and Naples
  2. pp. 653-676
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 677-685
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781609173470
Related ISBN
9781611860559
MARC Record
OCLC
820434042
Pages
714
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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