Growing Greener Cities

This thoroughly illustrated collection of essays, written by scholars as well as practitioners of urban policy, gives a panoramic view of sustainability and environmental issues for green-minded city planners, policy makers, researchers, and citizens.

Growing Greener Cities
Urban Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century

Eugenie L. Birch and Susan M. Wachter, Editors

2008 | 424 pages | Paper $34.95
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Table of Contents

Preface: Common Ground, Common Good
—Amy Gutmann

Introduction Urban Greening and the Green City Ideal
—Eugenie L. Birch, Susan M. Wachter

PT. I GREENING AT EVERY SCALE: NATION TO ROOF TOPS
1. Taking the Initiative: Why Cities Are Greening Now
—Tom Daniels
2. Growing Greener Regions
—Robert D. Yaro, David M. Kooris
3. The Inter-Regional Dimension: The Greening of London and the Wider South East
—Robin Thompson
4. Greening Cities: A Public Realm Approach
—Alexander Garvin
5. Growing Greener, New York Style
—Rachel Weinberger
6. Greener Homes, Greener Cities: Expanding Affordable Housing and Strengthening Cities Through Sustainable Residential Development
—Stockton Williams, Dana L. Bourland

PT. II GETTING GREENING DONE
7. Urban Stream Restoration: Recovering Ecological Services in Degraded Watersheds
—Rutherford H. Platt, Timothy Beatley, Sarah Michaels, Nancy Goucher, Beth Fenstermacher
8. The Role of Citizen Activists in Urban Infrastructure Development
—Paul R. Brown
9. Blue-Green Practices: Why They Work and Why They Have Been So Difficult to Implement Through Public Policy
—Charlie Miller Miller
10. The Roots of the Urban Greening Movement Victor Rubin Rubin, Victor 187
11. Leveraging Media for Social Change Harry Wiland Wiland, Harry Dale Bell Bell, Dale 207
12. Transformation Through Greening J. Blaine Bonham, Jr. Bonham, J.Blaine, Jr. Patricia L. Smith Smith, Patricia L. 227
13. Community Development Finance and the Green City Jeremy Nowak Nowak, Jeremy 244
14. Growing Edible Cities Domenic Vitiello Vitiello, Domenic 259

PT. III MEASURING URBAN GREENING
15. Ecosystem Services and the Green City
—Dennis D. Hirsch
16. Metro Nature: Its Functions, Benefits, and Values
—Kathleen L. Wolf
17. Green Investment Strategies: How They Matter for Urban Neighborhoods
—Susan M. Wachter, Kevin C. Gillen, Carolyn R. Brown
18. Measuring the Economic Impacts of Greening: The Center for Neighborhood Technology Green Values Calculator
—Julia Kennedy, Julia Peter Haas, Peter Bill Eyring
19. What Makes Today's Green City?
—Warren Karlenzig

Afterword
—Neal Peirce Peirce

Notes
List of Contributors