Sustainability in America's Cities: Creating the Green Metropolis

Sustainability in America's Cities highlights how America's largest cities are acting to develop sustainable solutions to conflicts between development and environment. Specifically designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in sustainability, it is the first book to provide empirically based, multidisciplinary case studies of sustainability policy, planning, and practice in action. It will also be valuable for everyone who designs and implements sustainability initiatives, including policy makers, public sector and non-profit practitioners, and consultants. It provides case studies that examine innovative sustainability initiatives in a wide range of American cities, including San Francisco, Honolulu, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Milwaukee, New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. The concluding chapter ties together the empirical evidence and recounts lessons learned for sustainability planning and policy.