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Earth Institute Research Projects

The Sustainable City

Lead PI: Dr. Steven Alan Cohen , Alison C. Miller , Hayley Martinez

Unit Affiliation: Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management (SPM)

November 2017 - Ongoing
Active
Global ; New York City, NY ; New York
Project Type: Research Outreach

DESCRIPTION: In The Sustainable City, Steven Cohen provides a broad and engaging overview of the urban systems of the twenty-first century, surveying policies and projects already under way in cities around the world and pointing to more ways progress can be made. Cohen discusses the sustainable city from an organizational-management and public-policy perspective that emphasizes the local level, looking at case studies of existing legislation, programs, and public-private partnerships that strive to align modern urban life and sustainability. From waste management in Beijing to energy infrastructure in Africa to public space in Washington, D.C., there are concrete examples of what we can do right now. Cohen synthesizes the disparate strands of sustainable city planning in an approachable and applicable guide that highlights how these issues touch our lives on a daily basis, whether the transportation we take, where our energy comes from, or what becomes of our food waste. Providing recommendations and insights with immediacy and relevance, this book has invaluable lessons for anyone seeking to link public policy to promoting a sustainable lifestyle.

RESEARCH TEAM:

Kelsie DeFrancia, Alix Schroder, Hilary Osborn, Catalina Villegas

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Columbia University Press

WEBSITE:

https://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-sustainable-city/9780231182058

KEYWORDS

urban energy sustainability public policy public private partnerships (ppp) book renewable energy cities organizational management waste management

THEMES

Sustainable living

MULTIMEDIA

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