"A Planetizen Top 10 Book of 2007" Planetizen, 11/20/2006
" Green Cities is a welcome addition to the rising tide of academic research that examinies urban-environment interrelationships." Environmental Conservation
"It is genuinely refershing to see a scholar of Kahn's stature make an area of research this comples and wide ranging so accessible and, for this reason, I believe that the book is certain to have a major impact." Journal of Regional Science, 10/1/2007
"Green Cities offers an excellent introduction to some of the basic economic principles of resource use, a wealth of data addressing the relationship between income and environmental externalitites, and a strong argument for the benefits of the market." The Journal of Environment and Development, 9/1/2007
"In a clear and straightforward manner, [Kahn] illuminates the complex relationship between humans and the environment and convincingly makes the case that growth can be expected to generate both positive and negative effects on environmental quality in cities." Michele Betsill, Colorado State University, Global Environmental Politics
"Kahn has provided an important contribution to the analytical discourse on the greening of cities. He has successfully managed to present relatively esoteric economic methods for an informed policy audience within the span of a short paperback book, which is itself an achievement." Saleem H. Ali, University of Vermont, Journal of the American Planning Association
Matthew E. Kahn is a professor of economics at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has published widely in the fields of environmental and urban economics, including research on sprawl, public transit, and the costs and benefits of environmental regulation. He also blogs on environmental and urban economics at greeneconomics.blogspot.com.