Written as a case textbook and a professional reference book for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, Sustainable Communities contains detailed case studies of communities in U.S.A., Europe, and Asia that have become sustainable. In most cases, these communities are either off the central power grid or will be by 2010, and are examples of what regions, cities, towns, and communities-such as colleges, businesses and shopping malls-can do to become sustainable.
The book provides a vast amount of materials and data including design, and the legal, economic, and technologic aspects of how environments become sustainable. It provides the general public with a multi-disciplinary perspective and understanding of sustainable development from actual cases, along with some well-established resources and tools.
With the international variety of detailed cases and specific analysis of practical sustainability approaches, Sustainable Communities provides guidance and inspiration for everyone from students and academics to policy makers and economists.
PART I OVERVIEW By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. (*) CH. #1 Background to Sustainable Development By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. (*) CH. #2: Global Warming and Climate Change: Community Cases Toward Solutions By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. Issues of Global Warming/Climate Change Think Globally and Act Locally: communities Flex Your Power Work and Commuting / Mass Transit Appendices: Examples: Change light bulbs; recycling, paper for plastic bags CH. #3: Government: the Civic-Market driver toward Sustainable College Communities By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. and Lawrence Eisenberg, ME, MA (*) CH #4: "Dos Lagos", Corona, CA By Ali Sahabi, MB Real Estate and Les Hamisaki, AIA (*) CH #5: The City of Portland, OR By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3 CH #6: Sustainable Community: The Town of Frederikshavn, Denmark By Henrik Lund, Ph.D. (*) CH #7: Dongtan (Shanghai), People Republic of China By Steve Done, ME (*) PART II: The Tools for Sustainable Development OVERVIEW By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. (*) CH. #8: Engineering and Science By Tony Fairclough ME (*) CH #9: Economics / Accounting: Life Cycle Analysis and Externalities By Tom Pastore CPA, Maria Ignatova and Jules Bouhrand (*) CH. #10: Environment (Ecology and Pollution) By ???? USGBC / LEED Neighborhood CH. #11: Legal contracts and Power Purchase Agreements By Doug Yeoman, Esq. (*) CH. #12: Corporate Governance and Responsibility By Istemi Demirag, Ph.D. CPA and WWC Sarborg/Oakley Environ Reports Shareholders CH. #13: Conclusions: the next generation and beyond By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. (*) Conclusions from the cases and tools for sustainable development Expanded from example. APPENDIX A: Sustainable Development Chart showing how natural resources are all intertwined and integrated. Combined with infrastructure for sustainable communities and links between them. APPENDIX B: Greenhouse Gas Analysis LA Community College District Summary of Data July 07 APPENDIX C: Demand Side Management Example of actual data from central plant. APPENDIX D: References and Web Site Data Sources Data and Materials: The Case of Avalon: An Eco-Science Park By Glenn Rambach, Skip Staats and Valerie Kausen (*) APPENDIX E: Data from the Private Sector: entrepreneurial opportunities and new ventures
Dr. Clark founded Clark Strategic Partners (CSP) in 2004, whose major clients include: Energy Director (Goal: to make the nine campuses energy independent and carbon neutral) for the LA Community College District; Energy Technology Advisor for Paramount Pictures (solar and renewable systems); Senior Foreign Energy Advisor (Asian Development Bank) Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR), Peoples Republic of China (Analyze 6 nation states to see how IMAR can "leap frog" the enviro mistakes of the west); and Senior Fellow, Milken Institute. He also sits on the boards for non-profit and for-profit organizations.