Update: Christopher is the winner of the Emerald Cities book giveaway. Thank you for participating!
"This is an absolutely invaluable resource and essential reading for anyone working on the agendas of green urbanism and green cities," writes Timothy Beatley of Joan Fitzgerald's Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development. Fitzerald is Professor and Director of the Law, Policy and Society Program at Northeastern University in Boston. I learned of Fitzgerald's new book (she's authored two other books) while listening to the April 20 episode of The Leonard Lopate Show. I was so intrigued by Joan's observations that I emailed her asking for a copy of her book for a giveaway on this blog (thank you Joan and Kathie).
To enter to win the copy of Emerald Cities, simply answer the following question in the comments section: What sustainability projects are being pursued by your city or town? Entries close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. We will select one random winner from all the entries.
Our answer: New York City's "sustainable future" is detailed in PlaN-Y-C. The plan focuses on five environmental dimensions: land, air, water, energy, and transportation and its primary goals are "to ensure a higher quality of life" and "to contribute to a 30% reduction in global warming emissions."