"The focus on 'communities' in this book is perhaps an important guide to the future." Sylvia Karlsson Environment
"Kent Portney has taken the movement for sustainable development a big step forward with his fresh and rigorous examination of American cities and their efforts to become better, more livable places. If sustainability is the buzz word that launched a thousand academic conferences, then Portney's book is sure to help us better navigate these choppy waters, providing us with a clearer, deeper understanding of the destination, as well as how to get there."--William Shutkin, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
"In this ground-breaking study, Kent Portney shows that cities all across the country have joined the battle to solve environmental problems. Finally, here is a book that takes the environmental-urban connection seriously. A work like this is truly overdue."--Dennis R. Judd, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
About the Author
Kent E. Portney is Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. He is the author, coauthor, or coeditor of a number of books, including The Rebirth of Urban Democracy and Acting Civically: From Local Neighborhoods to Higher Education.