*Leave a comment below through the end of Thursday, February 2, 2012, to be considered for a random giveaway of one copy of Sustainability in America’s Cities.

In the next two articles, I want to share a couple books that I think you may find interesting. The first is Sustainability in America’s Cities: Creating the Green Metropolis, which is edited by Matthew I. Slavin. The book, published in April 2011, was sent to us by Island Press and includes a collection of case studies from cities across the country and first-hand insight into key sustainable strategies.

This is the “first book to provide empircally based, multi-disciplinary case studies of sustainability policy, planning, and practice in action,” according to a statement by Island Press.

The case studies include (1) green transportation in San Francisco, (2) green-tech energy in Honolulu, (3) sustainable stormwater solutions in Philadelphia, (4) a regional green economy in Phoenix, (5) brownfields to greenfields in Milwaukee, (6) urban forestry and carbon offsets New York City and greening the food supply in New York, (7) strategic climate planning in Portland, Oregon, and (8) LEED green building in Washington, D.C.

The resource is geared toward everyone that deals with sustainability initiatives, including policy makers, non-profit practitioners, and consultants. If you’re interested in learning more about how cities can solve the conflicts between urban development, increasing populations, and the environment, check out Sustainability in America’s Cities.

[+] Purchase Sustainability in America’s Cities on Amazon.

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