Sustainable communities are our greatest hope for meeting the intertwined ecological, economic and social challenges facing us. This completely revised fourth edition of the best-selling classic text, now accompanied by an on-line network of tools, research and initiatives, offers practical and innovative solutions for communities and remains the foremost resource for citizens and their governments.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Mark Roseland
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Imprint: New Society Publishers
Edition: 4th Revised edition
Dimensions: Width: 25.50cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 21.00cm
ISBN 10: 0865717117
Publication Date: 02 August 2012
Audience: Professional and scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
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Table of ContentsThe Context for Sustainable Communities; Toward Sustainable Communities; Making Community Policy; Greening the City; Water & Sewage; Waste Reduction & Recycling; Energy Efficiency & Renewables; Transportation Planning & Traffic Management; Land Use & Urban Form; Housing & Community Development; Green Building; Community Economic Development; Climate Change & Air Quality; Communities Integrating Sustainability; Governing Sustainable Communities; Tools for Community Sustainability; The Community Capital Tool; Lessons & Challenges; Appendix: The Sustainable Communities Research Network; Index.
Author Mark Roseland participated in events associated with the 2012 Rio +20 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (June 20-22) and co-convened the Third International Urban Research Symposium of ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (June 14-17). While there he also unveiled the fourth edition of his now-classic book, Toward Sustainable Communities: Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments. He also launched a new online network called Pando | Sustainable Communities, created to facilitate and inspire collaboration and knowledge sharing among researchers, practitioners and government decision-makers. Its goal is to spark local initiatives that will cultivate vibrant, caring, livable and economically resilient communities. When I wrote the first edition of Towards Sustainable Communities in 1992, the first Rio Earth Summit had just happened and the kinds of initiatives I profiled were relatively rare, says Roseland. While drafting this edition, it became clear that innovations for sustainable communities are now happening so quickly that one book cant begin to cover them all. His Pando network concept developed as a logical outgrowth of his book, which showcases hundreds of proven, adaptable initiatives already making communities of all sizes more sustainable. In addition to my books case, theory and method for building more sustainable communities, it became clear that we could benefit from an accessible, live platform to share great ideas. And we should do more than offer a collection of great strategies we need to connect the creative thinkers and doers behind them. Pando will meet that need.
Mark Roseland is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University and teaches at SFU's School of Resource and Environmental Management. He lectures internationally and advises communities and governments on sustainable development policy and planning. He has published widely, and his work has been cited in numerous journals. Mark has been cited by the Vancouver Sun as one of British Columbia's top 50 living public intellectuals.
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