Igor Vojnovic is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography
at Michigan State University.
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A Global Perspective
More than half the world’s population currently lives in urban
areas, and virtually all of the world’s population growth over the
next three decades is expected to be in cities. What impact will
this growth have on the environment? What can we do now to pave the
way for resource longevity? Sustainability has received considerable
attention in recent years, though conceptions of the term remain
vague. Using a wide array of cities around the globe as case
studies, this timely book explores the varying nature of global
urban-environmental stresses and the complexities involved in
defining sustainability policies. Working with six core themes, the
editor examines the past, present, and future of urban
sustainability within local, national, and global