Sustainable Communities

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Clark II, Woodrow W.
Fecha Publicacion
1 ene. 2010
About this book
  • The purpose of this book is provide advanced and graduate students in a variety of disciplines with the background, cases and technical tools to make sustainable communities a reality
  • There are cases from the USA, Europe and Asia who specifically have become sustainable. In most cases, these communities are either off the power grid or will be so in the near future
  • In all cases, the communities are examples of what regions, cities, towns, and communities such as colleges, film studios, business buildings and shopping malls can do to become sustainable

Written as a professional reference book and a case textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, Sustainable Communities contains detailed case studies of communities in U.S.A., Europe, and Asia that have become sustainable. In most cases, these communities are either off the central power grid or will be by 2010, and are examples of what regions, cities, towns, and communities—such as colleges, businesses and shopping malls—can do to become sustainable.

The book provides a vast amount of materials and data including design, and the legal, economic, and technologic aspects of how environments become sustainable. It provides the general public with a multi-disciplinary perspective and understanding of sustainable development from actual cases, along with some well-established resources and tools.

With the international variety of detailed cases and specific analysis of practical sustainability approaches, Sustainable Communities provides guidance and inspiration for everyone from students and academics to policy makers and economists.

About the Author:

Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D is a Qualitative Economist and co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the UN Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change. He is the founder of Clark Strategic Partners, a consulting firm in Los Angeles that focuses on renewable energy and technologies along with a team of experts in public policy, accounting, economics, law, and construction. Dr. Clark was also a Visiting Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of California, Los Angeles and Riverside.

Written for:

Senior level or graduate classes, libraries and professional associations, national and international organizations, such as ACORE (American Council on Renewable Energy), National Resource Defense Council, Sierra Club and National Hydrogen Association, US Dept of Energy and US Environmental Protection Agency as well as state equivalents; US Dept of Education and their counterparts at the local and state levels

  • carbon footprint
  • climate change
  • conservation
  • ecological design
  • energy
  • recycling
  • renewable energy

Table of contents



By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. (*)

CH. #1 Background to Sustainable Development

By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. (*)

CH. #2: Global Warming and Climate Change: Community Cases Toward Solutions

By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D.

Issues of Global Warming/Climate Change

Think Globally and Act Locally: communities

Flex Your Power

Work and Commuting / Mass Transit


Examples: Change light bulbs; recycling, paper for plastic bags

CH. #3: Government: the Civic-Market driver toward Sustainable College Communities

By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. and Lawrence Eisenberg, ME, MA (*)

CH #4: "Dos Lagos", Corona, CA

By Ali Sahabi, MB Real Estate and Les Hamisaki, AIA (*)

CH #5: The City of Portland, OR

By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3

CH #6: Sustainable Community: The Town of Frederikshavn, Denmark

By Henrik Lund, Ph.D. (*)

CH #7: Dongtan (Shanghai), People Republic of China

By Steve Done, ME (*)

PART II: The Tools for Sustainable Development


By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. (*)

CH. #8: Engineering and Science

By Tony Fairclough ME (*)

CH #9: Economics / Accounting: Life Cycle Analysis and Externalities

By Tom Pastore CPA, Maria Ignatova and Jules Bouhrand (*)

CH. #10: Environment (Ecology and Pollution)

By ???? USGBC / LEED Neighborhood

CH. #11: Legal contracts and Power Purchase Agreements

By Doug Yeoman, Esq. (*)


CH. #12: Corporate Governance and Responsibility

By Istemi Demirag, Ph.D. CPA and WWC


Environ Reports


CH. #13: Conclusions: the next generation and beyond

By Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. (*)

Conclusions from the cases and tools for sustainable development

Expanded from example.

APPENDIX A: Sustainable Development

Chart showing how natural resources are all intertwined and integrated. Combined with infrastructure for sustainable communities and links between them.

APPENDIX B: Greenhouse Gas Analysis

LA Community College District

Summary of Data

July 07

APPENDIX C: Demand Side Management

Example of actual data from central plant.

APPENDIX D: References and Web Site Data Sources

Data and Materials: The Case of Avalon: An Eco-Science Park

By Glenn Rambach, Skip Staats and Valerie Kausen (*)

APPENDIX E: Data from the Private Sector: entrepreneurial opportunities and new ventures

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