Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment

3,35 valoración promedio
( 23 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780815748151: Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment


What is a green city? What does it mean to say that San Francisco or Vancouver is more "green" than Houston or Beijing? When does urban growth lower environmental quality, and when does it yield environmental gains? How can cities deal with the environmental challenges posed by growth? These are the questions Matthew Kahn takes on in this smart and engaging book.


Written in a lively, accessible style, Green Cities takes the reader on a tour of the extensive economic literature on the environmental consequences of urban growth. Kahn starts with an exploration of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC)—the hypothesis that the relationship between environmental quality and per capita income follows a bell-shaped curve. He then analyzes several critiques of the EKC and discusses the implications of growth in urban population and surface area, as well as income. The concluding chapter addresses the role of cities in promoting climate change and asks how cities in turn are likely to be affected by this trend.


As Kahn points out, although economics is known as the "dismal science," economists are often quite optimistic about the relationship between urban development and the environment. In contrast, many ecologists and environmentalists remain wary of the environmental consequences of free-market growth. Rather than try to settle this dispute, this book conveys the excitement of an ongoing debate. Green Cities does not provide easy answers complex dilemmas. It does something more important—it provides the tools readers need to analyze these issues on their own.


"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

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.

Review:

"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

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Matthew E. Kahn
Editorial: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0815748159 ISBN 13: 9780815748151
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, United States, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. What is a green city? What does it mean to say that San Francisco or Vancouver is more green than Houston or Beijing? When does urban growth lower environmental quality, and when does it yield environmental gains? How can cities deal with the environmental challenges posed by growth? These are the questions Matthew Kahn takes on in this smart and engaging book. Written in a lively, accessible style, Green Cities takes the reader on a tour of the extensive economic literature on the environmental consequences of urban growth. Kahn starts with an exploration of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) --the hypothesis that the relationship between environmental quality and per capita income follows a bell-shaped curve. He then analyzes several critiques of the EKC and discusses the implications of growth in urban population and surface area, as well as income. The concluding chapter addresses the role of cities in promoting climate change and asks how cities in turn are likely to be affected by this trend. As Kahn points out, although economics is known as the dismal science, economists are often quite optimistic about the relationship between urban development and the environment.In contrast, many ecologists and environmentalists remain wary of the environmental consequences of free-market growth. Rather than try to settle this dispute, this book conveys the excitement of an ongoing debate. Green Cities does not provide easy answers complex dilemmas. It does something more important --it provides the tools readers need to analyze these issues on their own. Nº de ref. de la librería AAN9780815748151

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,81
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Matthew E. Kahn
Editorial: Brookings Institution (2006)
ISBN 10: 0815748159 ISBN 13: 9780815748151
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Brookings Institution, 2006. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IQ-9780815748151

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,47
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,41
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Matthew E. Kahn
Editorial: BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0815748159 ISBN 13: 9780815748151
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, United States, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. What is a green city? What does it mean to say that San Francisco or Vancouver is more green than Houston or Beijing? When does urban growth lower environmental quality, and when does it yield environmental gains? How can cities deal with the environmental challenges posed by growth? These are the questions Matthew Kahn takes on in this smart and engaging book. Written in a lively, accessible style, Green Cities takes the reader on a tour of the extensive economic literature on the environmental consequences of urban growth. Kahn starts with an exploration of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) --the hypothesis that the relationship between environmental quality and per capita income follows a bell-shaped curve. He then analyzes several critiques of the EKC and discusses the implications of growth in urban population and surface area, as well as income. The concluding chapter addresses the role of cities in promoting climate change and asks how cities in turn are likely to be affected by this trend. As Kahn points out, although economics is known as the dismal science, economists are often quite optimistic about the relationship between urban development and the environment.In contrast, many ecologists and environmentalists remain wary of the environmental consequences of free-market growth. Rather than try to settle this dispute, this book conveys the excitement of an ongoing debate. Green Cities does not provide easy answers complex dilemmas. It does something more important --it provides the tools readers need to analyze these issues on their own. Nº de ref. de la librería AAN9780815748151

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,92
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Matthew E. Kahn
ISBN 10: 0815748159 ISBN 13: 9780815748151
Nuevos Cantidad: 10
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97808157481510000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,93
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Matthew E. Kahn
Editorial: Brookings Institution Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0815748159 ISBN 13: 9780815748151
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Brookings Institution Press, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0815748159

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,00
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Kahn, Matthew E.
ISBN 10: 0815748159 ISBN 13: 9780815748151
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Nº de ref. de la librería 1260873

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,43
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,41
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Matthew E. Kahn
Editorial: Brookings Institution Press 2006-09-30, S.l. (2006)
ISBN 10: 0815748159 ISBN 13: 9780815748151
Nuevos paperback Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Brookings Institution Press 2006-09-30, S.l., 2006. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780815748151

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,92
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,36
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Kahn, Matthew E.
Editorial: Brookings Institution Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0815748159 ISBN 13: 9780815748151
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: > 20
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Brookings Institution Press, 2017. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. de la librería 0815748159

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 20,79
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,56
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Matthew E. Kahn
Editorial: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN 10: 0815748159 ISBN 13: 9780815748151
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 20
Librería
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Brookings Institution Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 160 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 0.5in.What is a green city What does it mean to say that San Francisco or Vancouver is more green than Houston or Beijing When does urban growth lower environmental quality, and when does it yield environmental gains How can cities deal with the environmental challenges posed by growth These are the questions Matthew Kahn takes on in this smart and engaging book. Written in a lively, accessible style, Green Cities takes the reader on a tour of the extensive economic literature on the environmental consequences of urban growth. Kahn starts with an exploration of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) the hypothesis that the relationship between environmental quality and per capita income follows a bell-shaped curve. He then analyzes several critiques of the EKC and discusses the implications of growth in urban population and surface area, as well as income. The concluding chapter addresses the role of cities in promoting climate change and asks how cities in turn are likely to be affected by this trend. As Kahn points out, although economics is known as the dismal science, economists are often quite optimistic about the relationship between urban development and the environment. In contrast, many ecologists and environmentalists remain wary of the environmental consequences of free-market growth. Rather than try to settle this dispute, this book conveys the excitement of an ongoing debate. Green Cities does not provide easy answers complex dilemmas. It does something more important it provides the tools readers need to analyze these issues on their own. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780815748151

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 20,04
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,38
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Matthew E. Kahn
Editorial: Brookings Institution
ISBN 10: 0815748159 ISBN 13: 9780815748151
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Brookings Institution. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment, Matthew E. Kahn, What is a green city? What does it mean to say that San Francisco or Vancouver is more "green" than Houston or Beijing? When does urban growth lower environmental quality, and when does it yield environmental gains? How can cities deal with the environmental challenges posed by growth? These are the questions Matthew Kahn takes on in this smart and engaging book. Written in a lively, accessible style, Green Cities takes the reader on a tour of the extensive economic literature on the environmental consequences of urban growth. Kahn starts with an exploration of the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) --the hypothesis that the relationship between environmental quality and per capita income follows a bell-shaped curve. He then analyzes several critiques of the EKC and discusses the implications of growth in urban population and surface area, as well as income. The concluding chapter addresses the role of cities in promoting climate change and asks how cities in turn are likely to be affected by this trend. As Kahn points out, although economics is known as the "dismal science," economists are often quite optimistic about the relationship between urban development and the environment. In contrast, many ecologists and environmentalists remain wary of the environmental consequences of free-market growth. Rather than try to settle this dispute, this book conveys the excitement of an ongoing debate. Green Cities does not provide easy answers complex dilemmas. It does something more important --it provides the tools readers need to analyze these issues on their own. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780815748151

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,78
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda