Bird on fire [[electronic resource] ] : lessons from the world's least sustainable city / / Andrew Ross
Oxford ; ; New York, : Oxford University Press, c2012
1 online resource (310 p.)
Oxford scholarship online
Sustainable urban development - Arizona - Phoenix
Urban ecology (Sociology) - Arizona - Phoenix
City planning - Arizona - Phoenix
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Materiale a stampa
Previously issued in print: 2011.
Nota di bibliografia
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Nota di contenuto
Cover; Contents; Acronyms; Reader's Note; Introduction: By the Time I Got to Phoenix; 1. Gambling at the Water Table; 2. The Road Runner's Appetite; 3. The Battle for Downtown; Part One: Artists Step Up; Part Two: Who Can Afford the Green City?; 4. Living Downstream; 5. The Sun Always Rises; 6. Viva Los Suns; 7. Land for the Free; 8. Delivering the Good; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix-a city in the bull's eye of global warming-and also the obstacles that stand in the way.