Author and urban planner Joan Fitzgerald,
and Dan Miner,
chair of Sierra Club NYC, look at how American cities are leading the way toward greener, cleaner, more sustainable forms of economic development, and looks at the role of state and national government policy in helping cities create clean technology growth. In Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development,
Joan Fitzgerald shows how cities like Chicago, New York, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle have taken the lead in addressing the environmental problems of global warming, pollution, energy dependence, and social justice.