August 2016 Academic & Specialist Island Press

The Future of the Suburban City: Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix Grady Gammage


Paperback | Aug 2016 | Island Press | 9781610916233 | 192pp | 229x152mm | RFB

Suburban cities have some advantages in an era of climate change, and many suburban cities are already making strides in increasing their resilience. Gammage focuses on the story of Phoenix, which shows the power of collective action — government action — to confront the challenges of geography and respond through public policy. He takes a fresh look at what it means to be sustainable and examines issues facing most suburban cities around water supply, heat, transportation, housing, density, urban form, jobs, economics, and politics.