• ISBN: 0-942850-35-1
  • ISBN13: 9780942850351
  • Copyright 1996
  • Price: $9.95

Greening Cities

Building Just and Sustainable Communities

By Joan Roelofs


Greening Cities is a treasure trove of practical ideas that embody Green values of social and environmental justice and are actually working on the ground in small, medium, and large cities, as well as some rural communities, all around the world. It shows how these values can and are being incorporated in local government policy and how they shape voluntary efforts by community groups.

Topics covered in separate chapters range from urban design, democracy, and culture to energy, water, transporation, food, waste, health, economy and recreation. Originally conceived as a workbook for students in urban and environment studies, public administration, geography, and planning, Greening Cities is also must reading for community leaders, activists, and indeed anyone concerned about and commited to building a more just and sustainable society.

Joan Roelofs is Professor of Political Science at Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire.

What People are Saying...

Joan Roelof's Greening Cities represents not only a way to learn about environmental studies, but public administration as well - particularly planning for urban areas. It is a unique contribution to the literature, and I can comment it to professors and students of public adminstration alike.

- Nicholas L. Henry, President, Georgia Southern University

A sample of....praise: "Joan Roelofs....has brought together for us many of the most inspiring projects that are creating more sustainable communities in all corners of the globe. Greening Cities is a very welcome source of information and an inspiration for this process..."

- Jan Juffermans, policy planner at De Kleine Aarde/The Small Earth in the Netherlands and author of the guide, Sustainable Lifestyles