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Hughes, Sara

Repowering Cities

Governing Climate Change Mitigation in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS

    165,95 € / $189.95 / £150.00*

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    Publication Date:
    2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    To be published:
    November 2019
    ISBN
    978-1-5017-4042-8
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    City governments are rapidly becoming society's problem solvers. As Sara Hughes shows, nowhere is this more evident than in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto, where the cities' governments are taking on the challenge of addressing climate change.

    Repowering Cities focuses on the specific issue of reducing urban greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and develops a new framework for distinguishing analytically and empirically the policy agendas city governments develop for reducing GHG emissions, the governing strategies they use to implement these agendas, and the direct and catalytic means by which they contribute to climate change mitigation. Hughes uses her framework to assess the successes and failures experienced in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto as those agenda-setting cities have addressed climate change. She then identifies strategies for moving from incremental to transformative change by pinpointing governing strategies able to mobilize the needed resources and actors, build participatory institutions, create capacity for climate-smart governance, and broaden coalitions for urban climate change policy.

    Details

    224 pages
    5 charts 5 Tables
    CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English
    Keyword(s):
    governance, urban studies, environmental policy, subnational policy
    Readership:
    General/trade;

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    HughesSara:

    Sara Hughes is Assistant Professor in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. She is co-editor of Climate Change and Cities. Follow her on Twitter @sara_hughes_TO.

    Reviews

    Michael J. Rich, Emory University, coauthor of Collaborative Governance for Urban Revitalization:

    "The conceptualization and execution of Repowering Cities are terrific, and provides readers with a deep understanding of why, how, and to what effect cities have mobilized to mitigate the effects of climate change."

    Richardson Dilworth, Drexel University, author of The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy:

    "Sara Hughes's Repowering Cities fills a crucial niche in thriving academic discussions on climate change at the city level. Her fine-grained analysis is fantastic. This is a valuable book in any course about planning for climate change."

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