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Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities

By: Timothy Beatley

380 pages, B/w photos, figs

Island Press

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #104056 | ISBN: 1559636823
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About this book

Explains what planners and local officials in the United States can learn from the sustainable city movement in Europe and draws from the extensive European experience, examining the progress and policies of twenty-five of the most innovative cities in eleven European countries.


Land use and urban form - planning compact cities; housing and living environments; green transport and mobility studies; taming the auto - the promise of car-free cities?; bicycles - low-tech ecological mobility; cities like forests - urban ecology and strategies for greening the urban environment; urban eco-cycling balancing; renewable energy cities; building ecologically; ecological governance in green urban cities; building a sustainable economy; the promises of green urbanisms.

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