The Carbon Efficient City

Paperback | July 11, 2012

byA-P Hurd, Al HurdForeword byDenis Hayes

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The Carbon Efficient City shows how regional economies can be aligned with practices that drive carbon efficiency. It details ten strategies for reducing carbon emissions in our cities: standardized measurement, frameworks that support innovation, regulatory alignment, reducing consumption, reuse and restoration, focus on neighborhoods, providing spaces for nature, use of on-site life cycles for water and energy, coordination of regional transportation, and emphasis on solutions that delight people.

Although climate change is recognized as an urgent concern, local and national governments, nonprofits, and private interests often work at cross purposes in attempting to address it. The Carbon Efficient City's focus on concrete, achievable measures that can be implemented in a market economy gives it broad appeal to professionals and engaged citizens across the political spectrum.

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The Carbon Efficient City shows how regional economies can be aligned with practices that drive carbon efficiency. It details ten strategies for reducing carbon emissions in our cities: standardized measurement, frameworks that support innovation, regulatory alignment, reducing consumption, reuse and restoration, focus on neighborhood...

A-P Hurd lives in Seattle where she is vice president of a commercial real estate development company and she has worked on a number of public policy initiatives at the state and local level. Her father, Al Hurd , is business strategy consultant in Victoria, BC, and has served as executive director of government services with EDS Canad...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:July 11, 2012Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295991712

ISBN - 13:9780295991719

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Denis Hayes Preface Acknowledgments Introduction

1 Measure for Measure

2 The Invisible Hand

3 Regulatory Roadblocks

4 Reduce

5 Built to Last

6 Great Neighborhoods

7 Spaces for Nature

8 On-Site Life Cycles

9 Regional Transportation

10 Delight

11 Making a Dent

Notes Bibliography Index

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The Carbon Efficient City shows how regional economies can be aligned with practices that drive carbon efficiency. It details ten strategies for reducing carbon emissions in our cities: standardized measurement, frameworks that support innovation, regulatory alignment, reducing consumption, reuse and restoration, focus on neighborhoods, providing spaces for nature, use of on-site life cycles for water and energy, coordination of regional transportation, and emphasis on solutions that delight people.Although climate change is recognized as an urgent concern, local and national governments, nonprofits, and private interests often work at cross purposes in attempting to address it. The Carbon Efficient City's focus on concrete, achievable measures that can be implemented in a market economy gives it broad appeal to professionals and engaged citizens across the political spectrum.We have to change the human systems that affect how we generate and consume energy. It can be done and this book tells us how. - William D. Ruckelshaus, founding head of the Environmental Protection Agency