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Cities and the green economy

Rode, Philipp (2012) Cities and the green economy. In: Simpson, Richard and Zimmerman, Monica, (eds.) The Economy of Green Cities: a World Compendium on the Green Urban Economy. Local sustainability (3). Springer, New York, USA, pp. 79-98. ISBN 9789400719699

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Abstract

Green Economy is a key theme of the June 2012 Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The inclusive Green Urban Economy approach embodies a challenge to local government leaders and city practitioners to apply existing tools and methods in new ways to develop innovative approaches by engaging economic-environmental considerations and stakeholders in a much more active fashion. This volume bridges the gap between the global promotion of the Green Economy and the manifestation of this new development strategy at the urban level. Green cities are an imperative solution, not only in meeting global environmental challenges but also in helping to ensure socio-economic prosperity at the local level. Environmentalists must learn to understand the language and dynamics of the economy, and to combine important economic interests (such as cost savings) with ecological interests (such as saving of resources). Business and economic leaders must also understand and accommodate ecological interests to advance social improvement and sustainable development. The editors compiled contributions of varying perspectives and practical experiences from the emerging fields of environmental economics, urban development and green cities, along with concrete examples from city governments.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/?SGWID=3-102-0-0-0
Additional Information: © 2012 Springer
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2013 12:02
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2014 14:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/47839

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