The Sustainable City
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.
Jefferson Public Radio: https://www.ijpr.org/post/think-about-living-sustainable-city#stream/0
Each decision made by management is a step forward into a future that is less predictable than usual.
A functioning park system helps address a wide variety of sustainability and social problems.
The managers of our organizations must pay attention to the physical dimensions of environmental sustainability.
The pandemic should be teaching us the importance of public health, environmental protection and scientific analysis; which should lead us to preserve rather than pollute the planet.
The return to a normal way of life and to renewing our push toward sustainable cities requires that we develop an apolitical, science-driven public health capacity.
We need to learn how to work together again as an American community. The alternative is to die alone while clinging to our ideologies and sense of moral superiority.
As educators, we are responsible for ensuring that the expertise needed to maintain this complex world continues to be regenerated.
If we can replace bluster and improvisation with measured, calm and rational decision-making, we can rise to this occasion.
We need to overcome divisions and come together in a single human community to combat a threat that disregards national boundaries.
We need to develop the technologies, organizational capacities and institutional framework that enable people to be safe in this new world.