"…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."
"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
From the Back Cover
In Green Urbanism, Timothy Beatley explains what planners and local officials in the United States can learn from the sustainable cities movement in Europe. The book draws from the extensive European experience, examining the progress and policies of twenty-five of the most innovative cities in eleven European countries. Beatley focuses on the key lessons from these cities and what their experience can teach us about effectively and creatively promoting sustainable development in the United States.
Green Urbanism will be a useful reference and source of ideas for urban and regional planners, state and local officials, policymakers, students of planning and geography, and anyone concerned with how cities can become more livable.