Land use and urban form - planning compact cities; housing and living environments; green transport and mobility studies; taming the auto - the promise of car-free cities?; bicycles - low-tech ecological mobility; cities like forests - urban ecology and strategies for greening the urban environment; urban eco-cycling balancing; renewable energy cities; building ecologically; ecological governance in green urban cities; building a sustainable economy; the promises of green urbanisms.
Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz professor of Sustainable Communities at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. His books include An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management (Island Press, 1994; 2nd ed., 2002), The Ecology of Place (Island Press, 1997), and Green Urbanism (Island Press, 2000).
"Beatley has made a valuable contribution to the field of urban sustainability.... His intended North American audience now has, thanks to his efforts, numerous ideas on how more sustainable urbanism night be promoted."--Canadian Journal of Urban Research ..".an engaging and comprehensive book.... Green Urbanism takes an inspiring snapshot of cities implementing both government and community-led projects to promote sustainable development in Europe."--Progress