Governing Urban Sustainability: Comparing Cities in the USA by Lisa Pettibone

By Lisa Pettibone

In her learn of the interactions among instruments of city sustainability governance in key towns, Lisa Pettibone argues new factor-sustainability-minded groups-may be severe to construction momentum for sustainability. The publication provides in-depth case stories of six towns within the united states and Germany: long island, Portland, Seattle, Berlin, Hamburg, and Heidelburg. Drawing on seventy five interviews, rfile research, and a bilingual literature assessment, the publication analyzes how sustainability is politically developed in urban strategic plans and sustainability signs. the quantity offers a complete creation to the rules of sustainability, discusses the main governance tools suitable to city sustainability, and promises new empirical and theoretical fabric on their function in a sustainability transition. It concludes that regardless of the national-level alterations, towns’ reviews in either nations are comparable. Political sustainability on the urban point differs in numerous very important methods from educational ideas of sustainability. eventually, it proposes that sustainability-minded teams could be a key hyperlink to attach city sustainability in perform to theoretical concepts.

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