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Cities in the Urban AgeA Dissent$
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Robert A. Beauregard

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226535241

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226535418.001.0001

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Destructive, Sustainable

Destructive, Sustainable

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(p.56) Three Destructive, Sustainable
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Cities in the Urban Age
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Robert A. Beauregard

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226535418.003.0003

In this chapter, I explore the various ways in which cities are both environmentally destructive (putting great strains on natural resources and animal habitats) and yet hold out the promise of environmental sustainability. Pittsburgh in the mid-twentieth century and contemporary Phoenix are used as prime examples. Numerous examples of these conditions and mechanisms are presented.

Keywords:   environment, sustainability, environmental damage

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