Governing Urban Sustainability: Comparing Cities in the USA by Lisa Pettibone

By Lisa Pettibone

In her examine of the interactions among instruments of city sustainability governance in key towns, Lisa Pettibone argues new factor-sustainability-minded groups-may be severe to development momentum for sustainability. The ebook offers in-depth case stories of six towns within the united states and Germany: manhattan, Portland, Seattle, Berlin, Hamburg, and Heidelburg. Drawing on seventy five interviews, rfile research, and a bilingual literature evaluation, the publication analyzes how sustainability is politically built in urban strategic plans and sustainability symptoms. the quantity offers a accomplished advent to the foundations of sustainability, discusses the major governance tools correct to city sustainability, and provides new empirical and theoretical fabric on their position in a sustainability transition. It concludes that regardless of the national-level modifications, towns’ reports in either nations are comparable. Political sustainability on the urban point differs in different vital methods from educational rules of sustainability. ultimately, it proposes that sustainability-minded teams could be a key hyperlink to attach city sustainability in perform to theoretical concepts.

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