America's Urban Future: Lessons from North of the Border

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Island Press
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6.0 X 0.7 X 8.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
Ray Tomalty is principal of Smart Cities Research Services, a research consultancy specializing in urban sustainability. He is an adjunct professor at McGill University's School of Urban Planning and sits on the editorial board of Alternatives Journal. Alan Mallach is a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress in Washington, DC. He has served as director of housing and economic development for Trenton, N.J. as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and as a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
"Small countries like Canada and Australia went all the way with American car dependence and now we are fighting back. There are a few things for the stars-and-stripes' cities to learn, presented clearly in this book."--Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability, Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute
"In the face of super-sized challenges, many U.S. communities are working to propel more sustainable and inclusive patterns of growth and development. In this timely book, Tomalty and Mallach show how Canada offers tangible lessons for improving metro governance, promoting urban reinvestment and suburban renewal, and expanding transport options and social mobility. A sharp reminder that smart solutions can be found right across the border."--Bruce Katz, Brookings Institution vice president and co-author of "The Metropolitan Revolution"
"This book offers a near-perfect pair of authors to compare U.S. and Canadian planning and urban policy outcomes... It is hard to argue with evidence presented by Tomalty and Mallach."--Urban Land
"In America's Urban Future, Tomalty and Mallach make a well articulated case that if US cities want to get serious about livability and environmental sustainability, they have a lot to learn from Canadian ones. Canadians or Americans alike should read America's Urban Future, especially if you care about urban sustainability and livability, could use a primer on current research into how both are measured, or just want to help make your city or region a better place."--Spacing