Publisher description for The sustainable urban development reader / edited by Stephen M. Wheeler and Timothy Beatley.

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The Sustainable Urban Development Reader brings together classic readings from a wide variety of sources to investigate how our cities and towns can become more sustainable.
Sixty one selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use, and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, while introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider audiences. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning exercises, and further reading.
Providing background in theory, practical application, and vision, in a clear, accessible format, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader is an essential resource for anyone interested in the future of urban environments.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
City planning.
Community development, Urban.
Sustainable development.