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Growing greener cities : urban sustainability in the twenty-first century / edited by Eugenie L. Birch and Susan M. Wachter.

Contributor(s): Wachter, Susan M | Birch, Eugenie L
Material type: TextTextSeries: The city in the twenty-first centuryPublisher: Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press c2008Description: xii, 392 p., [16] p. of plates ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) 23 cmISBN: 9780812220377; 0812220374 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Urban ecology | City planning -- Environmental aspects | Urban beautification -- Environmental aspects | Urban policy | City planning | Sustainable development | Ecology | Hållbar utveckling | Stadsplanering | Urban politik | urban environment | urban horticulture | sustainability | roofs | gardens | citizen participation | EkologiDDC classification: 307.76 Other classification: Odgc | 307 | Uhb
Contents:
Preface: common ground, common good / Amy Gutmann -- Introduction: urban greening and the green city ideal / Eugenie L. Birch and Susan M. Wachter -- Greening at every scale: nation to roof tops -- Taking the initiative: why cities are greening now / Tom Daniels -- Growing greener regions / Robert D. Yaro and David M. Kooris -- The inter-regional dimension: the greening of London and the wider South East / Robin Thompson -- Greening cities: a public realm approach / Alexander Garvin -- Growing greener, New York style / Rachel Weinberger -- Greener homes, greener cities: expanding affordable housing and strengthening cities through sustainable residential development / Stockton Williams and Dana L. Bourland -- Getting greening done -- Urban stream restoration: recovering ecological services in degraded watersheds / Rutherford H. Platt ... [et al.] -- The role of citizen activists in urban infrastructure development / Paul R. Brown -- Blue-green practices: why they work and why they have been so difficult to implement through public policy / Charlie Miller -- The roots of the urban greening movement / Victor Rubin -- Leveraging media for social change / Harry Wiland and Dale Bell -- Transformation through greening / J. Blaine Bonham, Jr., and Patricia L. Smith -- Community development finance and the green city / Jeremy Nowak -- Growing edible cities / Domenic Vitiello -- Measuring urban greening -- Ecosystem services and the green city / Dennis D. Hirsch -- Metro nature: its functions, benefits, and values / Kathleen L. Wolf -- Green investment strategies: how they matter for urban neighborhoods / Susan M. Wachter, Kevin C. Gillen, and Carolyn R. Brown -- Measuring the economic impacts of greening: the center for neighborhood technology green values calculator / Julia Kennedy, Peter Haas, and Bill Eyring -- What makes today's green city? / Warren Karlenzig -- Afterword / Neal Peirce -- List of contributors
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Preface: common ground, common good / Amy Gutmann -- Introduction: urban greening and the green city ideal / Eugenie L. Birch and Susan M. Wachter -- Greening at every scale: nation to roof tops -- Taking the initiative: why cities are greening now / Tom Daniels -- Growing greener regions / Robert D. Yaro and David M. Kooris -- The inter-regional dimension: the greening of London and the wider South East / Robin Thompson -- Greening cities: a public realm approach / Alexander Garvin -- Growing greener, New York style / Rachel Weinberger -- Greener homes, greener cities: expanding affordable housing and strengthening cities through sustainable residential development / Stockton Williams and Dana L. Bourland -- Getting greening done -- Urban stream restoration: recovering ecological services in degraded watersheds / Rutherford H. Platt ... [et al.] -- The role of citizen activists in urban infrastructure development / Paul R. Brown -- Blue-green practices: why they work and why they have been so difficult to implement through public policy / Charlie Miller -- The roots of the urban greening movement / Victor Rubin -- Leveraging media for social change / Harry Wiland and Dale Bell -- Transformation through greening / J. Blaine Bonham, Jr., and Patricia L. Smith -- Community development finance and the green city / Jeremy Nowak -- Growing edible cities / Domenic Vitiello -- Measuring urban greening -- Ecosystem services and the green city / Dennis D. Hirsch -- Metro nature: its functions, benefits, and values / Kathleen L. Wolf -- Green investment strategies: how they matter for urban neighborhoods / Susan M. Wachter, Kevin C. Gillen, and Carolyn R. Brown -- Measuring the economic impacts of greening: the center for neighborhood technology green values calculator / Julia Kennedy, Peter Haas, and Bill Eyring -- What makes today's green city? / Warren Karlenzig -- Afterword / Neal Peirce -- List of contributors

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