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Author Hurd, A-P.

Title The carbon efficient city / A-P Hurd, Al Hurd ; foreword by Denis Hayes.

Imprint Seattle : University of Washington Press, c2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 186 p.)
Physical Medium polychrome.
Description data file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-173) and index.
Contents Measure for measure -- The invisible hand -- Regulatory roadblocks -- Reduce -- Built to last -- Great neighborhoods -- Spaces for nature -- On-site life cycles -- Regional transportation -- Delight -- Making a dent.
Summary "The Carbon Efficient City shows how regional economies can be aligned with practices that drive carbon efficiency. It details ten strategies for reducing carbon emissions in our cities: standardized measurement, frameworks that support innovation, regulatory alignment, reducing consumption, reuse and restoration, focus on neighborhoods, providing spaces for nature, use of on-site life cycles for water and energy, coordination of regional transportation, and emphasis on solutions that delight people. Although climate change is recognized as an urgent concern, local and national governments, nonprofits, and private interests often work at cross purposes in attempting to address it. The Carbon Efficient City's focus on concrete, achievable measures that can be implemented in a market economy gives it broad appeal to professionals and engaged citizens across the political spectrum."--Publisher.
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Subject Sustainable urban development.
Carbon dioxide mitigation.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Pollution Control.
ARCHITECTURE -- Sustainability & Green Design.
Carbon dioxide mitigation.
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable urban development.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Hurd, Al.
Other Form: Print version: The carbon efficient city Seattle : University of Washington Press, c2012. 9780295991719 (pbk : alk. paper) (DLC) 2012003862
ISBN 9780295804187 ebook
9780295991719 (pbk : alk. paper)
0295991712 (paperback ; alk. paper)