Green Cities

Green Cities

An A-to-Z Guide

© 2010 | 576 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Via 150 signed articles, Green Cities: An A-to-Z Guide provides an overview of the key concepts that urban planners, policy makers, architects, engineers, and developers use to understand the sustainability dimensions of the urban environment. It identifies cities that have taken steps to become greener and discusses the strategies they have used; it also reviews broad concepts associated with green cities. 

Cities face enormous environmental challenges, and the entries in this volume, from case studies of greener cities to discussions of green urban design, infrastructure, and processes, can help us transform our cities into healthier, sustainable communities in which a growing urban population can thrive. 

Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research.

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Key features
  • Volume 4 in the SAGE Series on Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future, this work may be purchased in either print or electronic format, on its own or with other volumes at a series discount.
  • Along with the signed articles, pedagogical elements include a Chronology, Resource Guide, Glossary, and Appendix.
  • A Reader's Guide and a thorough Index are tied to the flexible search and browse features of the SAGE e-Reference platform.
  • Signed entries conclude with linked Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Reading.
  • A well-known Series Editor, Paul Robbins (University of Arizona; editor of the 5-volume Encyclopedia of Environment & Society) teams with Volume Editor, Harold A. Perkins (Ohio University) and a team of Contributing Authors from universities and institutions worldwide to provide authoritative content your readers can trust.

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ISBN: 9781412996822

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