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The Economy of Green Cities


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PART I: Agenda Setting for the Urban Future with a Green Urban Economy

1. Introduction: Agenda Setting for the Urban Future with a Green Urban Economy

Monika Zimmermann and Richard Simpson

PART II: Setting a Green Economy Agenda for Cities

2. Introduction: Setting a Green Economy Agenda for Cities

Richard Simpson

3. New Urban Spaces: The Emergence of Green Economies

Kenneth Odero

4. Environmental Discourse and Economic Growth in the Greening of Post-Industrial Cities

Corina Mckendry

5. Sustainable Urban Transformation and the Green Urban Economy

Kes Mccormick, Stefan Anderberg and Lana Neij

6. Green Cities: Benefits of Urban Sustainability

Essam Hassan Mohamed Ahmed

7. Working in Green Cities: Improving the Urban Environment While Creating Jobs and Enhancing Working Conditions

Edmundo Werna

8. Sustainable Development for Cities and Citizens: Green Housing, Employment and Transport

Asif Kabani and Maliha Kabani

9. Cities and the Green Economy

Philipp Rode

10. Green Cities Into Practice

Vito Albino and Rosa Maria Dangelico

11. Emerging-Market Cities Could Set a New Standard for Sustainable Development

Jonathan Woetzel, Shannon Bouton, Molly Lindsay

PART III: Joining Forces to Accelerate Action

12. Introduction: Joining Forces to Accelerate Action

Phoebe Stirling

13. Accelerating Green Urban Growth

Bernd Hendriksen and Eric Copius Peereboom

14. Linking Green City Politics with Green Business

Ulrich Mans and Sara Meerow

15. Policy Instruments for Promoting a Green Urban Economy: The Changing Role of the State

Golam Rasul

16. Local Sustainability: Driving Green Urban Economies Through Public Engagement

Rosalie Callway

17. We Know Enough: Achieving Action Through the Convergence of Sustainable Community Development and the Social Economy

Sean Connelly, Sean Markey, and Mark Roseland

18. Seven Conditions for Effective Green Governance

Rula Taher Qalyoubi

PART IV: Strategies and Approaches for Greening Urban Economies

19. Introduction: Strategies and Approaches for Greening Urban Economies

Shay Kelleher

20. The Economics of Low Carbon Cities: Approaches to a City-Scale Mini-Stern Review

Andy Gouldson, Niall Kerr, Corrado Topi, Ellie Dawkins, Johan Kuylenstierna and Richard Pearce

21. City Development Strategies and the Transition Towards a Green Urban Economy

Le-Yin Zhang

22. Low Carbon Enterprise Zones: Towards a Fossil Fuel Free City Economy

Philip Monaghan

23. Green Clusters and the Entrepreneurial Local Government: Portland's Economic Development Strategy

Art Von Lehe and Shay Kelleher

24. Green Cities Require Green Housing: Advancing the Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Housing and Slum Upgrading in Cities in Developing Countries

Matthew French and Christophe Lalande

25. EcoMobility and its Benefits in an Urban Context

Santhosh Kodukula

26. Assessing the Cost of Groundwater Degradation in the Urbanizing Desert Area of Wadi El Natrun

Caroline King and Boshra Salem

27. Constructed Wetlands for the Treatment of Domestic Grey Water: An Instrument of the Green Economy to Realize the Millennium Development Goals

Gopalsamy Poyyamoli, Golda Edwin and Nandhivarman Muthu

28. Decentralized Composting in Asian Cities: Lessons Learned and Future Potential in Meeting the Green Urban Economy

Dickella Premakumara

29. Biodiversity and Culture, Two Key Ingredients for a Truly Green Urban Economy: Learning From Agriculture and Forestry Policies in Kanazawa City, Japan

Raquel Moreno-Penaranda

30. An Economic Assessment of the Deforestation of Ghana's Garden City of West Africa

Jonathan Quartey

31. Financing a Green Urban Economy: The Potential of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

Maike Sippel and Axel Michaelowa

PART V: Experiences and Examples from City Governments

32. Introduction: Experiences and Examples from City Governments

Steven Bland

33. Synergies Between Environment and Economy Within a City Administration - Experiences Made by the City of Hannover, Germany

Hans Moenninghoff

34. Auckland Council: Creating a Transformational Shift Towards a Sustainable Eco-Economy

Paul Chambers and Andrew Walters

35. Sustainable Urban Development Policy in the Region of Flanders

Jan De Mulder

36. Greening the Local Economy Through Municipal Sustainable Procurement Policies: Implementation Challenges and Successes in Western Canada

Andrew Kemp and Amelia Clarke

37. City of Raleigh Office of Sustainability: Green Building Training Program

Lynn Graham, Emily Steele, Anna Leonard, Jen Baker, and Julian Prosser

38. Changing to a Sustainable Socio-Economic System: A Challenge for Kyoto as a Historic City

Makoto Ueda


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