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Cityscape: Volume 15 Number 1 | Guest Editor's Introduction


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Climate Change and City Hall

Volume 15 Number 1

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

Guest Editor's Introduction

Richard C. Feiock, Christopher Coutts, Florida State University


The term “sustainable city” is now an inescapable part of the urban studies lexicon, but what does it mean in practice to be a sustainable city? The answer, of course, depends on to whom and in what context the question is asked. In fact, recent work suggests that local elected officials and local government administrators define and pursue sustainability in very different ways (Francis and Feiock, 2011; Zeemering, 2009).

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