'Cities have begun to feel the sting of a changing climate already. This powerful volume reminds us what we can still do - globally and locally - by adapting to that which we can't prevent, and even more crucially, preventing that to which we can't adapt.' - Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and author of 'The End of Nature
'In this groundbreaking study Stone provides the first systematic analysis of what a changing climate will mean for cities. Stone argues convincingly that we must be as concerned about urban warming as global warming. ... a clarion call for cities to begin to shape their climate destinies. - Timothy Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia
' ... highly significant and unique because it fully bridges the study of cities, climate, and urban heat.' - William D. Solecki, Professor, Department of Geography, City University of New York (CUNY)
'A great introduction to how climate change will hit cities and what can be done about it . . . essential reading for urban planners, city officials, and the general public.' - David W. Orr, Oberlin College, author of Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse
"highly readable, informative book..excellent volume does not simply reiterate what has been said many times before. Stone's clear writing enables anyone to understand and appreciate the importance of these local regional climate factors. Highly Recommended." - B Ransom, CHOICE, November 2012
"...begins with one of the most persuasive and surprising chapters that I have read...Overall, Stone's excellent book provides an important service in bringing urban heat island forward as a core and resolvable urban challenge...this is not just a book for climate enthusiasts. Rather, it will be a helpful book for anyone interested in improving human health and safety through better urban form" - Elisabeth Harmin, Journal of the American Planning Association, January 2013
This is the first book to explore the dramatic amplification of global warming underway in cities. It is an ideal introduction to climate change and cities for students, policy makers, and the general reader wishing to gain insight into an issue critical to the future of our cities and the people that live in them.