The last few decades have been a time of dynamic changes across the world, with millions of people lifted out of poverty and several countries reaching middle-income status. However, these achievements and changes have come at a high cost to the environment.
Increasing demand for energy, food, water, and other resources has resulted in resource depletion, pollution, environmental degradation, and climate change, pushing the earth towards its environmental limits. With humans now consuming more resources than ever before, the current patterns of development across the world are not sustainable.
This book covers one of the key areas in building sustainable communities-Sustainable consumption and production (SCP).
There are cases from the USA, Europe, and Asia who specifically have become sustainable.
This book re-addresses the concepts of neighborhood and community in a refreshing and challenging way. It will be of immense benefit, not only to town planners but also to all those professional and voluntary groups and politicians who seek to create the new communities of tomorrow