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By Lisa Pettibone

In her examine of the interactions among instruments of city sustainability governance in key towns, Lisa Pettibone argues new factor-sustainability-minded groups-may be serious to construction momentum for sustainability. The ebook offers in-depth case stories of six towns within the united states and Germany: long island, Portland, Seattle, Berlin, Hamburg, and Heidelburg. Drawing on seventy five interviews, record research, and a bilingual literature evaluation, the ebook analyzes how sustainability is politically developed in urban strategic plans and sustainability symptoms. the amount offers a complete advent to the foundations of sustainability, discusses the most important governance tools correct to city sustainability, and promises new empirical and theoretical fabric on their position in a sustainability transition. It concludes that regardless of the national-level adjustments, towns’ studies in either international locations are related. Political sustainability on the urban point differs in different vital methods from educational rules of sustainability. eventually, it proposes that sustainability-minded teams could be a key hyperlink to attach city sustainability in perform to theoretical concepts.

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