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June Manning Thomas Pens Chapter for Book on Urban Sustainability

June Manning Thomas, Centennial Professor of Urban and Regional Planning here at Taubman College, penned a book chapter titled, "The Role of Ethnicity and Race in Supporting Sustainable Urban Environments".

The chapter appears on pages 475-508 of a recently released book titled, "Urban Sustainability: A Global Perspective", by Igor Vojnovic (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2012).

A summary of the book reads:
More than half the world's population currently lives in urban areas, and virtually all of the world's population growth over the next three decades is expected to be in cities. What impact will this growth have on the environment? What can we do now to pave the way for resource longevity? Sustainability has received considerable attention in recent years, though conceptions of the term remain vague. Using a wide array of cities around the globe as case studies, this timely book explores the varying nature of global urban-environmental stresses and the complexities involved in defining sustainability policies. Working with six core themes, the editor examines the past, present, and future of urban sustainability within local, national, and global contexts.

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Dec 5, 2012


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