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The Resource Can a city be sustainable?, Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner, project directors, [Worldwatch Institute]

Can a city be sustainable?, Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner, project directors, [Worldwatch Institute]

Label
Can a city be sustainable?
Title
Can a city be sustainable?
Statement of responsibility
Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner, project directors, [Worldwatch Institute]
Title variation
  • State of the world 2016
  • Can a city be sustainable?
Contributor
Originator
Project director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cities are the world's future. Today, more than half of the global population lives in urban areas, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting these principles into practice. From Portland, Oregon to Ahmedabad, India, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Issues examined 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."-- Back cover
Member of
Additional physical form
Also available in print.
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
307.1216
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gardner, Gary T.
  • Prugh, Tom
  • Renner, Michael
  • Worldwatch Institute
Series statement
State of the world : an annual report on progress toward a sustainable society
Series volume
[33]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City planning
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Sustainable urban development
Label
Can a city be sustainable?, Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner, project directors, [Worldwatch Institute]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner, project directors
  • "List of boxes, tables, and figures"--pages xiii-xvi
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / Garrett Fitzgerald -- Foreword / Eduardo da Costa Paes -- Acknowledgments -- World's cities at a glance / Gary Gardner -- Cities as human constructs -- Imagining a sustainable city / Gary Gardner -- Cities in the arc of human history : a materials perspective / Gary Gardner -- The city : a system of systems / Gary Gardner -- Toward a vision of sustainable cities / Gary Gardner -- The energy wildcard : possible energy constraints to further urbanization / Richard Heinberg -- The urban climate challenge -- Cities and greenhouse gas emissions : the scope of the challenge / Tom Prugh and Michael Renner -- Urbanism and global sprawl / Peter Calthorpe -- City view: Shanghai, China / Haibing Ma -- Reducing the environmental footprint of buildings / Michael Renner -- City view: Freiburg, Germany / Simone Ariane Pflaum -- Energy efficiency in buildings : a crisis of opportunity / Gregory H. Kats -- City view: Melbourne, Australia / Robert Doyle -- Is 100 percent renewable energy in cities possible? / Betsy Agar and Michael Renner -- City view: Vancouver, Canada / Gregor Robertson -- Supporting sustainable transportation / Michael Renner -- Urban transport and climate change / Cornie Huizenga, Karl Peet, and Sudhir Gota -- City view: Singapore / Geoffrey Davison and Ang Wei Ping -- Source reduction and recycling of waste / Michael Renner -- City view: Ahmedabad and Pune, India / Kartikeya Sarabhai, Madhavi Joshi, and Sanskriti Menon -- Solid waste and climate change / Perinaz Bhada-Tata and Daniel Hoornweg / City view: Barcelona, Spain / Martí Boada Juncà, Roser Maneja Zaragoza, and Pablo Knobel Guelar --
  • Rural-urban migration, lifestyles, and deforestation / Tom Prugh -- Politics, equity, and livability -- Remunicipalization, the low-carbon transition, and energy democracy / Andrew Cumbers -- City view: Portland, Oregon, United States / Brian Holland and Juan Wei -- The vital role of biodiversity in urban sustainability -- City view: Jerusalem, Israel / Martí Boada Juncà, Roser Maneja Zaragoza, and Pablo Knobel Guelar -- The inclusive city : urban planning for diversity and social cohension / Franziska Schreiber and Alexander Carius -- City view: Durban, South Africa / Debra Roberts and Sean O'Donoghue -- Urbanization, inclusion, and social justice / Jim Jarvie and Richard Friend
Control code
000057415237
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxxii, 414 pages
File format
unknown
Governing access note
Online access available only to subscribers
Isbn
9781610917551
Lccn
##2016933396
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026074010
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
531FCDD3-63E4-45F3-86CF-741FB8F71D15
System control number
(OCoLC)930257247
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Can a city be sustainable?, Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner, project directors, [Worldwatch Institute]
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner, project directors
  • "List of boxes, tables, and figures"--pages xiii-xvi
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword / Garrett Fitzgerald -- Foreword / Eduardo da Costa Paes -- Acknowledgments -- World's cities at a glance / Gary Gardner -- Cities as human constructs -- Imagining a sustainable city / Gary Gardner -- Cities in the arc of human history : a materials perspective / Gary Gardner -- The city : a system of systems / Gary Gardner -- Toward a vision of sustainable cities / Gary Gardner -- The energy wildcard : possible energy constraints to further urbanization / Richard Heinberg -- The urban climate challenge -- Cities and greenhouse gas emissions : the scope of the challenge / Tom Prugh and Michael Renner -- Urbanism and global sprawl / Peter Calthorpe -- City view: Shanghai, China / Haibing Ma -- Reducing the environmental footprint of buildings / Michael Renner -- City view: Freiburg, Germany / Simone Ariane Pflaum -- Energy efficiency in buildings : a crisis of opportunity / Gregory H. Kats -- City view: Melbourne, Australia / Robert Doyle -- Is 100 percent renewable energy in cities possible? / Betsy Agar and Michael Renner -- City view: Vancouver, Canada / Gregor Robertson -- Supporting sustainable transportation / Michael Renner -- Urban transport and climate change / Cornie Huizenga, Karl Peet, and Sudhir Gota -- City view: Singapore / Geoffrey Davison and Ang Wei Ping -- Source reduction and recycling of waste / Michael Renner -- City view: Ahmedabad and Pune, India / Kartikeya Sarabhai, Madhavi Joshi, and Sanskriti Menon -- Solid waste and climate change / Perinaz Bhada-Tata and Daniel Hoornweg / City view: Barcelona, Spain / Martí Boada Juncà, Roser Maneja Zaragoza, and Pablo Knobel Guelar --
  • Rural-urban migration, lifestyles, and deforestation / Tom Prugh -- Politics, equity, and livability -- Remunicipalization, the low-carbon transition, and energy democracy / Andrew Cumbers -- City view: Portland, Oregon, United States / Brian Holland and Juan Wei -- The vital role of biodiversity in urban sustainability -- City view: Jerusalem, Israel / Martí Boada Juncà, Roser Maneja Zaragoza, and Pablo Knobel Guelar -- The inclusive city : urban planning for diversity and social cohension / Franziska Schreiber and Alexander Carius -- City view: Durban, South Africa / Debra Roberts and Sean O'Donoghue -- Urbanization, inclusion, and social justice / Jim Jarvie and Richard Friend
Control code
000057415237
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxxii, 414 pages
File format
unknown
Governing access note
Online access available only to subscribers
Isbn
9781610917551
Lccn
##2016933396
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026074010
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
531FCDD3-63E4-45F3-86CF-741FB8F71D15
System control number
(OCoLC)930257247
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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