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Sustainable and Resilient Communities: A Comprehensive Action Plan for Towns, Cities, and Regions

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Many of today's communities face an unprecedented struggle to adapt and maintain their environmental, economic, and social well-being in an era beleaguered by fiscal constraints, uncertainty about energy prices and supplies, rapid demographic shifts, and accelerated climate impacts. This step-by-step guidebook for urban planners and urban designers explains how to create ...more
Hardcover, 403 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 20th 2011)
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Joseph Hirsch
Jun 16, 2016 Joseph Hirsch rated it liked it
This is, like most books "built by committee," very much a hit or miss affair. The chapters dealing with waste and transportation were pretty good. I found the other chapters to be pretty lackluster. Too much of the book focuses not on practical steps to be taken to make communities "greener," but to the mechanisms of legal and municipal wrangling surrounding how to get authorization to proceed with green programs.

These sort of tedious details do need to be hammered out in order to acquire auth
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