Pathways to our sustainable future : a perspective from Pittsburgh
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Examining the experience of a single city, with all of its social and political complexities and long industrial history, allows a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent in adapting to a changing world. Choices for more sustainable pathways for the future include transforming the energy system, restoring infertile ground, and preventing pollution through green chemistry production. Throughout the book, case studies responding to ethical challenges give specific examples of successful ways forward. Inspired by Rachel Carson's voice of precaution in protecting the Earth, this is a book about empowerment and hope.
Contentspart I. Connecting to the living earth: Listening to the voice of the earth ; Preserving the living earth ; Inspiring a sense of wonder
part II. Choosing sustainable pathways: Transforming the energy system ; Restoring fertile ground ; Preventing pollution
part III. Mobilizing awareness ; The new economy : value beyond price ; Building a resilient city
Conclusion: The power of joined voices.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Sustainable development -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
City planning -- Environmental aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Environmental protection -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Environmental conditions.
|Publisher|| Pittsburgh, Pa. :
xiv, 312 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-298) and index.