Growing greener cities : urban sustainability in the twenty-first century /Series: The city in the twenty-first century Published by : University of Pennsylvania Press (Philadelphia) Physical details: xii, 392 p.,  p. of plates ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) 23 cm ISBN:9780812220377; 0812220374 (alk. paper).
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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