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The Key to Sustainable Cities : Meeting Human Needs, Transforming Community Systems - Gwendolyn Hallsmith

The Key to Sustainable Cities

Meeting Human Needs, Transforming Community Systems

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Published: 25th September 2003
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Most of the world's population now live in cities, but despite wide agreement on the core values of sustainable societies, municipalities are so busy solving current problems, they don't have the time or resources to plan effective action for sustainability.

"The Key to Sustainable Cities" uses the principles of system dynamics to demonstrate how today's problems were yesterday's solutions. The book points to a new approach to city planning that builds on assets as a starting point for cities to develop healthy social, governance, economic, and environmental systems.

Gwendolyn Hallsmith has worked to build sustainable communities for over twenty years as a municipal manager, a regional planning director, and with the Institute for Sustainable Communities. She lives in Marshfield, Vermont.

Foreword by Peter Clavelle
Introduction
How Communities Meet Human Needs
Perceiving the Community as a Whole System
Community Capacity and Sustainability
Systems Thinking for Communities
Celebrating Assets and Creating a Vision
Envisioning a Beautiful World
The Challenge of Change
Whole System Strategies
Leverage Points
Initiating Action
Success
The Living, Learning, Caring Community
Index
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ISBN: 9780865714991
ISBN-10: 0865714991
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 25th September 2003
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.38