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The first volume to focus on suburbs and sustainability in the United States, this collection approaches the topic through regionally diverse case studies. Departing from the more widely examined issue of urban sustainability, contributors argue that the suburbs present a unique and important challenge given their greater land mass, lower population density, lower tax rates, and more limited government services.

The studies featured in this volume analyze the impact of planning, social and economic concerns, environmental factors such as air pollution and climate change, and water management on suburban communities. Areas of focus include suburbs of New York City, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Phoenix, New Orleans, and Tampa. In these examples, contributors show that activism and leadership are currently advancing a strong sustainability agenda in regions many would have believed unlikely.

Through these case studies, this volume demonstrates that the suburbs are a crucial nexus for sustainability in the United States. Because suburbs have been overlooked in most green initiatives, and because they play such a vital role in the future of American housing and development, these essays call for more research and continued creative innovation in these areas.

Contributors: Troy D. Abel | Simon A. Andrew | Viney P. Aneja | Miles Ballogg | William H. Battye | Casey D. Bray | Vaswati Chatterjee | Stacy Clauson | Craig E. Colten | Sarah Combs | Yonn Dierwechter | Richard C. Feiock | Michael H. Finewood | Melissa M. Grigione | John Harner | Mathew K. Huxel | Mike Johnson | Gabrielle R. Lehigh | Elizabeth Mattiuzzi | Sean McGreevey | Susan M. Opp | Michaela C. Peterson | Benjamin L. Ruddell | Richard R. Rushforth | Debra Salazar | Ronald Sarno | Mallory Thomas | Carolina A. Urrea | Pornpan Uttamang | E. Christian Wells

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half-title, Title, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1. Introduction: The State of Suburban Sustainability in the United States
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. Part I. Sustainability Planning in the Suburbs
  1. 2. Sustainability Assessment of the New York Metropolitan Area: Is New York City More Sustainable Than Its Surrounding Suburbs?
  2. pp. 25-48
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  1. 3. Sustainability through Suburban Growth? Regional Planning and Targeted Change in the Pacific Northwest
  2. pp. 49-66
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  1. 4. Linking Smart Growth Policies and Natural Disasters: A Study of Local Governments in Florida
  2. pp. 67-88
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  1. 5. Can Transportation Be Sustainable in the Suburbs? A Case Study of Complete Streets on Long Island, New York
  2. pp. 89-114
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  1. Part II. Socioeconomic Sustainable Development in the Suburbs
  1. 6. Who Defines Sustainability? Urban Infill in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  2. pp. 117-130
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  1. 7. Diversity Improves Design: Sustainable Place-Making in a Suburban Tampa Bay Brownfield Neighborhood
  2. pp. 131-149
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  1. 8. Sustainable Economic Development: The Maker Movement in Macon, Georgia
  2. pp. 150-164
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  1. Part III. Focus on Atmospheric Sustainability in the Suburbs
  1. 9. Ozone in Urban North Carolina: A Sustainability Case Study
  2. pp. 167-184
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  1. 10. Skewed Sustainability and Environmental Injustice across Metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri
  2. pp. 185-200
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  1. 11. Suburban Sustainability Governance in the Los Angeles Region, California
  2. pp. 201-217
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  1. 12. The Application of Land Use Regression and the National Land Cover Dataset in Modeling of Ozone Mixing Ratios in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  2. pp. 218-238
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  1. Part IV. Sustainable Land and Water Management in the Suburbs
  1. 13. Leading through Water: Defining Sustainability through Leadership, Experience, and Engagement in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Region, Pennsylvania
  2. pp. 241-254
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  1. 14. Managing Wildlife amid Development: A Case Study of Sustaining Mountain Lion Populations in California
  2. pp. 255-272
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  1. 15. Suburban Unsustainability or the Burden of Fixed Infrastructure in New Orleans, Louisiana
  2. pp. 273-289
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  1. 16. Suburban to Urban Hydro-Economic Connectivity: Virtual Water Flow Within the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, Arizona
  2. pp. 290-305
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  1. 17. Conclusions: Suburban Sustainability Themes and Ongoin gChallenges
  2. pp. 306-318
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 319-326
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781683401872
Related ISBN
9781683401599
MARC Record
OCLC
1152500150
Pages
344
Launched on MUSE
2020-10-12
Language
English
Open Access
No
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