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Governing Urban Sustainability : Comparing Cities in the USA and Germany (Hardcover) (Lisa Pettibone)
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In her study of the interactions between tools of urban sustainability governance in key cities, Lisa Pettibone argues that a new factor-sustainability-minded groups-may be critical to building momentum for sustainability. The book presents in-depth case studies of six cities in the USA and Germany: New York, Portland, Seattle, Berlin, Hamburg, and Heidelburg. Drawing on 75 interviews, document analysis, and a bilingual literature review, the book analyzes how sustainability is politically constructed in city strategic plans and sustainability indicators. The volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of sustainability, discusses the key governance instruments relevant to urban sustainability, and delivers new empirical and theoretical material on their role in a sustainability transition. It concludes that despite the national-level differences, citiesâ€™ experiences in both countries are similar. Political sustainability at the city level differs in several important ways from academic principles of sustainability. Finally, it proposes that sustainability-minded groups may be a key link to connect urban sustainability in practice to theoretical concepts.
Number of Pages: 214
Genre: Political Science, Technology, Architecture
Sub-Genre: Urban + Land Use Planning, Public Policy / City Planning + Urban Development, Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Series Title: Urban Planning and Environment
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Lisa Pettibone
Street Date: March 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-6302
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