Via 150 signed articles, Green Cities: An A-to-Z Guide provides an overview of the key concepts that urban planners, policy makers, architects, engineers, and developers use to understand the sustainability dimensions of the urban environment. It identifies cities that have taken steps to become greener and discusses the strategies they have used; it also reviews broad concepts associated with green cities. Cities face enormous environmental challenges, and the entries in this volume, from case studies of greener cities to discussions of green urban design, infrastructure, and processes, can help us transform our cities into healthier, sustainable communities in which a growing urban population can thrive. Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, numerous cross references, an extensive resource guide, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research.An A-to-Z Guide Nevin Cohen ... This semiextensive roof, which the city calls a rooftop garden, was planted in 2000 as a city demonstration project to test the effects of ... The citya#39;s Millennium Park, completed in 2004, is a 24.5-acre intensive green roof built on top of a parking lot and an ... the combinations of regulation and incentives necessary to encourage property owners to install them , are raising theanbsp;...
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