Book
58 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxxii, 1004 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
In 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, the nations of the world agreed to implement an ambitious plan for ecologically sustainable human development. This book is a comprehensive review of U.S. efforts to achieve such development since Rio. The U.S. has unquestionably begun to take steps toward sustainable development. Yet the nation is now far from being a sustainable society, and in many respects is farther away than it was in 1992. Nevertheless, legal and policy tools are available to put the U.S. on a direct path to sustainability. This book brings together 42 distinguished experts from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines. It is among the most thorough assessments ever conducted of U.S. law and policy concerning the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781585760367 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vi, 235 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Analyzing Transnational Partnerships: Theoretical Frameworks 3. The Road to the Partnerships: A Historical Background 4. California and Bavaria (1995) 5. Wisconsin and Bavaria (1998) 6. California and Bavaria (2000) 7. Maryland and Schleswig-Holstein (2002) 8. California and North Rhine-Westphalia (2004) 9. Analysis and Implications Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782549130 20160614
This fascinating volume examines the recent increase in subnational environmental policy agreements between different countries, with a particular focus on Germany and the US. Holley Ralston explores why international environmental partnerships are forming at the state level and the factors that both aid and inhibit their long-term success. The book begins with an in-depth analysis of the theoretical and historical frameworks of transnational partnerships, before transitioning into a discussion of specific environmental agreements between US and German states. The following partnerships are covered in detail: California and Bavaria (1995 and 2000), Wisconsin and Bavaria (1998), Maryland and Schleswig - Holstein (2002) and California and North Rhine - Westphalia (2004). Taken together, these examples provide important insights into the ways in which multi-level governance structures allow subnational actors to shape policy developments around global environmental issues. This timely study - the first of its kind on this topic - will appeal to both academic researchers and policymakers with an interest in global environmental governance, environmental policymaking, comparative governance and the roles of individuals versus institutions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782549130 20160614
Green Library
Book
viii, 367 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Binational ecology and environmental management, especially in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, is destined to be one of the salient agenda items for Mexico and the United States in the twenty-first century. The upcoming century will be a time to contemplate the myriad problems and opportunities posed by economic integration and free trade. Lying squarely in the path of these debates is the physical environment shared by the two nations as they interconnect across their land border. The borderlands will emerge as a primary region for future Mexico-U.S. economic expansion. The challenge will be to harness the economic potential of the border region without compromising either the quality of life for its growing population or the environmental resources for future generations. The volume's contributors explore how these trends will interact and what might be done to mitigate the impacts of economic and population growth on the natural environment. This volume, it is hoped, will provide a catalyst for the growing body of discussion and research surrounding questions of sustainable development, economic growth, and the U.S.-Mexico border environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781878367433 20160528
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
v, 57 p. : ill., map ; 29 cm.
Green Library
Book
xvi, 272 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Preface: The Role of Government in the Transition to a Sustainable Economy vii Acknowledgments xv Chapter 1 What is Sustainability Management? 1 Chapter 2 Why We Need Sustainability Public Policy 21 Chapter 3 Policy Levers for Sustainability: The Federal Level 45 Chapter 4 Policy Levers for Sustainability: The State Level 83 Chapter 5 Policy Levers for Sustainability: The Local Level 123 Chapter 6 Sustainability Measurement and Metrics 161 Chapter 7 The Politics of Sustainability 187 Chapter 8 Conclusion 217 References 227 About the Authors 263 Index 267.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118916377 20160618
A complete guide to sustainability policy at the federal, state, and local levels Sustainability Policy: Hastening the Transition to a Cleaner Economy is a fundamental guide for public sector professionals new to sustainability policy development, implementation, strategy, and practice. Featuring detailed cases highlighting innovative sustainability initiatives, this book explores the elements that constitute effective policy, and the factors that can help or hinder implementation and adoption. Readers gain insight into policies in effect at the federal, state, and local levels, in the areas of water, energy, material use, and waste management, and the reasons why local policies are often the most innovative and successful. Discussion surrounding monitoring and measurement addresses the lack of standardization, as well as the government's critical role in leading the field toward generally accepted sustainability metrics, while outlining the reasons why certain policies are more feasible than others. This book is an introductory resource, written in non-technical language, and organized in a coherent manner that establishes foundational knowledge before introducing more complex issues. Even readers with little background in sustainability will gain insight into the current state of the field and the issues at hand. * Understand sustainability in public and private enterprises, including the role of government and public policy * Learn the current standing federal, state, and local policies surrounding sustainability * Discover what makes an effective sustainability policy, including measurement and evaluation metrics * Explore the politics and future of sustainability, and the barriers to change Sustainability is a hot topic in both the public and private sector, with vocal advocates on both sides of every issue, so developing effective policy is crucial. For public sector professionals entering the sustainability field, Introduction to Sustainability Policy & Management is a valuable resource.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118916377 20160618
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 137 pages) : illustrations.
  • Vision : a role for design in suburban resilience
  • Context for change
  • Design culture responds to sprawl : 1960s to 2010s
  • Better suburban futures
  • Exemplar : building a better burb on Long Island
  • Build a better burb 2010 : instructions and commentary
  • Winning and noteworthy competition schemes.
Suburbs deserve a better, more resilient future. June Williamson shows that suburbs aren't destined to remain filled with strip malls and excess parking lots; they can be reinvigorated through inventive design. Drawing on award-winning design ideas for revitalizing Long Island, she offers valuable models not only for U.S. suburbs, but those emerging elsewhere with global urbanisation. Williamson argues that suburbia has historically been a site of great experimentation and is currently primed for exciting changes. Today, dead malls, aging office parks, and blighted apartment complexes are being retrofitted into walkable, sustainable communities. Williamson shows how to expand this trend, highlighting promising design strategies and tactics. She provides a broad vision of suburban reform based on the best schemes submitted in Long Island's highly successful "Build a Better Burb" competition. Many of the design ideas and plans operate at a regional scale, tackling systems such as transit, aquifer protection, and power generation. While some seek to fundamentally transform development patterns, others work with existing infrastructure to create mixed-use, shared networks. "Designing Suburban Futures" offers concrete but visionary strategies to take the sprawl out of suburbia, creating a vibrant, new suburban form.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610911979 20160612
Book
x, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The global economy has witnessed important changes in recent years. In the United States, enterprising communities have transitioned from tobacco farming to growing organic produce, from extractive fishing to vertical farming, from nonrenewable energy consumption to the implementation of solar cooperatives - and have transformed from impoverished neighborhoods into green development zones. Yet these promising achievements remain a small part of the total economy and are largely ignored by policy makers, pundits, and economists. In Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real World Experience for Transformative Change , Anthony Flaccavento introduces readers to the innovators who are creating thriving, locally based economies and provides a road map for others who are interested in doing the same. He demonstrates that, despite the success of local initiatives like farmers' markets and clean energy cooperatives, true and lasting change of this type stalls without the appropriate discussion and implementation of public policies that define their lasting impact. He shows how active citizens can spur essential changes, generate community capital, increase civic dialogue, and foster sustainability efforts. Flaccavento skillfully combines economic analysis and public policy recommendations with practical solutions. His call to collective action will appeal to scholars, entrepreneurs, policymakers, community activists, environmentalists, and all citizens passionate about the health of their communities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813167343 20160912
Green Library
Book
xxvii, 518 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1 Theories: introduction-- theories of Monsoon Asia rice economy and variable mixed economies-- theory of property rights. Part 2 The Japanese model and a new model: the Japanese model versus the last obstacle-- a new model for sustainable rural development. Part 3 The Chinese model: the Chinese model and the emergence of the last obstacle-- overcoming the last obstacle in the Chinese model-- other rice-based economies under public land ownership. Part 4 Applications of the new model beyond Monsoon Asia: the American model and the crowding out of small farmers-- application of the new model in the USA-- implications of the new model to the OECD, EU, CEECs, CIS and rest of the world.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858989655 20160527
This book presents a new model for private land ownership to promote the efficiency and competitiveness of farms; to consolidate and enlarge fragmented small farms persisting in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, Latin America, Central, Eastern and Southern Europe; to help preserve small farmers while strengthening large farmers in the USA and other OECD countries; and to facilitate the transition of collectively operated large farms in the CIS and CEECs. It also introduces China's experience with public land ownership. It makes important contributions to both new institutional economists and evolutionary political economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858989655 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xx, 155 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction Myths of Origin The New Corporate Politics of Sustainability The Limits of Ecopolitics Nature, Human Nature, and the Community Principles of Sustainability Directions for Future Policy Conclusion Sustainable Democracy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761902225 20160528
One of the most fundamental dilemmas characterizing the end of the twentieth century is the tension between consumerism, on one hand, and the threats to our health and environment on the other. John Buell and Thomas S DeLuca provide a trenchant analysis of the growth of environmentalism during a period of increased conservatism and deregulation. First, they consider the myths that strengthen our understanding of environmental issues and their political ramifications. The authors then probe the intricate relation between economic growth and environmentalism. Finally, they suggest a series of principles and reforms that point to a way out of the bind that threatens to ensnare us.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780761902225 20160528
Green Library
Book
viii, 43 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
xv, 280 pages ; 25 cm
  • Sustainable development : the concept
  • True community is founded on a sense of place, history, and trust
  • Nature's inviolable biophysical principles and land use planning
  • Planning for a local living economy : reinventing the comprehensive plan
  • Planning for a local living economy : nature's biophysical requirements
  • Reframing the problem
  • Modeling the planning process after nature
  • Implementing the comprehensive plan
  • Monitoring progress
  • Ongoing community engagement : citizens as planners.
Thirteen years ago, the first edition of Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development examined the question: is the environmental doomsday scenario inevitable? It then presented the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning and an array of alternatives for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land. This second edition captures current success stories, showcasing creative, resilient strategies for fundamentally changing the way we alter our landscape. See What's New in the Second Edition: Explains the relationship between innovative land-use planning and nature's impartial, inviolate biophysical principles that govern the outcome of all planning Focuses on how decision making that flows from and aligns with nature's biophysical principles benefits all generations by consciously protecting and maintaining social-environmental sustainability Proposes an alternative framework for municipal comprehensive plans framing the community as a living system Written by two experienced professionals in sustainable development planning, the second edition revisits the successes as well as barriers to progress associated with establishing new community development models, such as EcoMunicipalities. The authors emphasize the necessity and potency of citizen involvement and initiatives. They provide proposals for alternative approaches that rest on lessons from history as well as the research, wisdom, and vision of many individuals and communities whose work they have studied. The book supplies a sturdy platform on which to continually build and innovate progress in sustainable land use planning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466581142 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
Book
vii, 288 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
  • Planning regions / Ethan Seltzer and Armando Carbonell
  • Plan with nature : the legacy of Ian McHarg / Frederick Steiner
  • A region of one's own / Kathryn A. Foster
  • Planning for equity, fighting for justice : planners, organizers, and the struggle for metropolitan inclusion / Manuel Pastor and Chris Benner
  • Regional planning on the frontier / Deborah E. Popper and Frank J. Popper
  • Green regions, green regionalism / Timothy Beatley
  • Regional planning for sustainability and hegemony of metropolitan regionalism / Gerrit Knaap and Rebecca Lewis
  • Engaging the public and communicating successfully in regional planning / John Fregonese and C. J. Gabbe
  • Moving forward : the promise of megaregions and high-speed rail / Robert D. Yaro
  • Regional practice, regional prospect / Ethan Seltzer and Armando Carbonell.
Green Library
Book
208 p. ; 21 cm.
  • From eater to activist
  • The not-so-green revolution
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Yes, I've heard the one about 'whole paycheck'
  • Living la vida locavore
  • Barriers to building a sustainable food system
  • Labeling
  • Food safety
  • Protecting children
  • Human and animal rights
  • The Farm Bill.
Green Library
Book
xvi, 256 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 x 24 cm.
  • Preface. Introduction. Urban versus suburban form. Why retrofits? Why now? Organization of the book. Acknowledgements. PART I. THE ARGUMENT. Chapter 1: Instant Cities, Instant Architecture, and Incremental Metropolitanism. Instant cities and suburban retrofits. Instant architecture, instant public space. Incremental metropolitanism. How sustainable? How urban? Portfolio of Suburban Retrofits. PART II. THE EXAMPLES. Chapter 2: Retrofitting Garden Apartments and Residential Subdivisions to address density and the new demographics. Demographic changes. Never homogenous? The new suburban history. The imperative to accommodate diversity. Retrofitting residential subdivisions. Revising the rules: Kansas City First Suburbs Coalition and DADUs in Seattle. Connect the culs-de-sac: Apollo Beach and Laurel Bay. From subdivision to edge city: Greenway Plaza. From subdivision to TOD: MetroWest. Reintegrating garden apartment buffer sites. Accommodating new immigrants: Brookside Apartments and Gulfton. Market devaluation: Park Forest Courts. Gentrification infill: Gramercy and The Colony. Tomorrow's suburbanites. Residential retrofitting typology or where to park the cars. Chapter 3: Residential Case Study: Changes to "Levittown". The earliest postwar suburbs are sixty years old. Chapter 4: From Commercial Strips to Social and Sustainable Infrastructure. Third places in suburbia? History of the strip and its building types. The drive out of town. Adaptive re-use of big boxes and strip malls for community-serving activities. Reviving ghostboxes. From strip malls to community anchors: La Grande Orange and Camino Nuevo. Retrofitting shopping centers - the middle scale. Re-greening: Phalen. Public sector strategies to support retrofitting. Santana Row's rough road to riches. From strip centers to new downtown: Temple Terrace. Retrofitting the corridors themselves. The transit boulevard and the urban network. Return of the multiway boulevard: Cathedral City. Rezoning corridors: three examples in Atlanta. Inducing transit on a corridor through form-based codes: Columbia Pike. Retrofitting the urban structure of commercial strips. Social infrastructure. Chapter 5: Strips Case Study: Mashpee Commons, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Attaching to a well-established fragment of urbanism. Chapter 6: From Regional Malls, to New Downtowns Through Mixed-Use and Public Space. The significance of public space. A brief history of malls. Dead and dying malls. Changing uses to meet local needs. Downsizing: Park Forest and Willingboro. From enclosed malls to new downtowns. From dead mall to new downtown: Mizner Park. Turning a mall inside out: Winter Park Village. Incremental metropolitanism around Denver: Englewood CityCenter. Infilling around a live mall. You can save the tree and have Tiffany's too: Walnut Creek. From mall to transit-served university and office tower: Surrey Central City. The role and form of mixed-use and public space in retrofitted malls. Chapter 7: Mall Case Study: Cottonwood, Holladay, Utah. From concept to press release. Chapter 8: Mall Case Study: Belmar, Lakewood, Colorado. "Enrich your Life, Not your Lawn" in Lakewood's new downtown. Chapter 9: Edge City Infill: Improving Walkability and Interconnectivity. Redirecting Edge Cities. The evolution of edge and edgeless cities. Edgeless cities. Infilling edge cities. Addison Circle. Legacy Town Center. Perimeter Center. How effective are the infill strategies?. Edge city retrofits across multiple parcels. The future of edge cities. Chapter 10: Edge City Case Study: Downtown Kendall/Dadeland, Miami-Dade County, Florida. Zoning the creation of new blocks and squares over multiple parcels. Chapter 11: Office and Industrial Park Retrofits to Recruit the Creative Class. Suburban industrial parks, office parks, and corporate campuses. Non-concentric patterns of commuting. Polycentric Atlanta: Bellsouth in Lenox Park, Midtown and Lindbergh City Center. Recruiting the creative class. Retrofitting suburban workplaces. Glass box lofts: Cloud 9 Sky Flats. Lofts on the Interstate: Upper Rock. Retrofitting industrial parks. Instant Urbanism: Westwood Station. Chapter 12: Office Park Case Study: University Town Center, Prince George's County, Maryland. Finishing a job started almost half a century ago. Epilogue: The Landscape of Incremental Metropolitanism in 2050. Endnotes. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470041239 20160528
While there has been considerable attention by practitioners and academics to development in urban cores and new neighborhoods on the periphery of cities, there has been little attention to the redesign and redevelopment of existing suburbs. Here is a comprehensive guidebook for architects, planners, urban designers, and developers that illustrates how existing suburbs can be redesigned and redeveloped. The authors, both architects and noted experts on the subject, show how development in existing suburbs can absorb new growth and evolve in relation to changed demographic, technological, and economic conditions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470041239 20160528
Green Library
Book
203 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Foundations of Debate Over Land Use in America Property Rights and Responsibilities Our Economic Model Human Migratory Patterns Human Nature Attempts to Modify Conventional Land-Use Planning Zoning New Urbanism Traditional Neighborhood Development Protecting Diversity through Land-Use Planning Composition, Structure, and Function of Habitat The Effect of Modifying Habitat Cumulative Effects, Thresholds, and Lag Periods Constraints: The Building Blocks of Sustainable Planning Modeling the Planning Process after Nature Fluidity Nonlinearity Diversity and Self-Organization Eliminating the Concept of "Waste" An Alternative Approach to Comprehensive Land-Use Planning Land-Use Planning and the Notion of Supply and Demand Structural Components of the Comprehensive Plan Developing a Comprehensive Plan Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Transportation Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Land-Use Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Community Facilities and Services Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Cultural Resources Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Economic Development Paradigm Warning Implementing the Comprehensive Plan Zoning Ordinances Other Regulatory Approaches to Land-Use Control Non-Regulatory Methods of Controlling Land Use Monitoring Progress Change and Our Perception of It Creating Measures of Progress Outputs vs. Outcomes Keeping the Message Alive The Message At What Scale is Planning Most Effective? Is a "Paradigm Shift" Occurring? Barriers to Overcome Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Is the doomsday scenario inevitable? With our increasingly diminishing natural habitat and other natural resources, it seems that we are headed in that direction. After centuries of patchwork land planning, out-of-scale development and cookbook methods, it is clear that we need a better way. Authors Silberstein and Maser explore a different scenario in Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development.The authors review the foundations of current land use practices from historical, constitutional, economic, ecological, and societal perspectives. They analyze the results of these practices and suggest alternative methods for guiding, directing, and controlling the ways in which we modify the landscape. They make the case that we-as humans-have the capacity for community with all life and can ultimately embrace the notion that individual well-being is wrapped up in the well-being of the whole, and that social change can occur before major disasters require it.This is the first book to incorporate land-use planning with sustainability. The authors offer a perspective that opens a range of possibilities for changing current methods. They tackle the difficult dilemma of creating consensus among people-tapping the powers of mind, intuition, and experience in developing a sustainable community. Using sustainability as a framework, Silberstein and Maser present the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning. With Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, you will discover an array of ideas for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
Book
203 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Foundations of Debate Over Land Use in America Property Rights and Responsibilities Our Economic Model Human Migratory Patterns Human Nature Attempts to Modify Conventional Land-Use Planning Zoning New Urbanism Traditional Neighborhood Development Protecting Diversity through Land-Use Planning Composition, Structure, and Function of Habitat The Effect of Modifying Habitat Cumulative Effects, Thresholds, and Lag Periods Constraints: The Building Blocks of Sustainable Planning Modeling the Planning Process after Nature Fluidity Nonlinearity Diversity and Self-Organization Eliminating the Concept of "Waste" An Alternative Approach to Comprehensive Land-Use Planning Land-Use Planning and the Notion of Supply and Demand Structural Components of the Comprehensive Plan Developing a Comprehensive Plan Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Transportation Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Land-Use Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Community Facilities and Services Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Cultural Resources Sample Comprehensive Plan Elements: Economic Development Paradigm Warning Implementing the Comprehensive Plan Zoning Ordinances Other Regulatory Approaches to Land-Use Control Non-Regulatory Methods of Controlling Land Use Monitoring Progress Change and Our Perception of It Creating Measures of Progress Outputs vs. Outcomes Keeping the Message Alive The Message At What Scale is Planning Most Effective? Is a "Paradigm Shift" Occurring? Barriers to Overcome Endnotes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Is the doomsday scenario inevitable? With our increasingly diminishing natural habitat and other natural resources, it seems that we are headed in that direction. After centuries of patchwork land planning, out-of-scale development and cookbook methods, it is clear that we need a better way. Authors Silberstein and Maser explore a different scenario in Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development.The authors review the foundations of current land use practices from historical, constitutional, economic, ecological, and societal perspectives. They analyze the results of these practices and suggest alternative methods for guiding, directing, and controlling the ways in which we modify the landscape. They make the case that we-as humans-have the capacity for community with all life and can ultimately embrace the notion that individual well-being is wrapped up in the well-being of the whole, and that social change can occur before major disasters require it.This is the first book to incorporate land-use planning with sustainability. The authors offer a perspective that opens a range of possibilities for changing current methods. They tackle the difficult dilemma of creating consensus among people-tapping the powers of mind, intuition, and experience in developing a sustainable community. Using sustainability as a framework, Silberstein and Maser present the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning. With Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, you will discover an array of ideas for modifying conventional planning for and regulation of the development of land.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566703253 20160528
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
vii, 312 p. ; 23 cm.
How can America protect its environment, build its economy, and provide for social equity? "Sustainable America" is the blueprint of a bold new plan to protect the U.S. environment by linking it to American economic and social policy. The book has been adapted from reports issued by President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780935755541 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vi, 186 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
Law Library (Crown)

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