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Cityscape - Volume 15 Number 1


Climate Change and City Hall

Volume 15 Number 1

Mark D. Shroder
Michelle P. Matuga


Climate Change and City Hall

Guest Editors: Richard C. Feiock and Christopher Coutts

Guest Editor's Introduction
Richard C. Feiock, Christopher Coutts

How Are U.S. Cities Doing Sustainability? Who Is Getting on the Sustainability Train, and Why?
James H. Svara, Tanya C. Watt, and Hee Soun Jang

Local Sustainability Policies and Programs As Economic Development: Is the New Economic Development Sustainable Development?
Kent E. Portney

Policy Integration for Sustainable Development and the Benefits of Local Adoption
Christopher V. Hawkins and XiaoHu Wang

Promoting Sustainable Land Development Patterns Through Impact Fee Programs
Gregory S. Burge and Keith R. Ihlanfeldt

Partisanship and Local Climate Policy
Elisabeth R. Gerber

The Motivations Behind Municipal Climate Engagement: An Empirical Assessment of How Local Objectives Shape the Production of a Public Good
Rachel M. Krause

Understanding City Engagement in Community-Focused Sustainability Initiatives
Dorothy M. Daley, Elaine B. Sharp, and Jungah Bae

Contrasting Capacities From City to International Levels of Government in Addressing Climate and Energy Issues
Christopher M. Weible and Dallas Elgin

Public Risks and the Challenges to Climate-Change Adaptation: A Proposed Framework for Planning in the Age of Uncertainty
Philip Berke and Ward Lyles

Social Actors and Key Policy Levers for Mitigating the Greenhouse Gas Footprint of U.S. Cities
Anu Ramaswami

Local Governments and Sustainable Development From a Latin American Perspective
Edgar E. Ramírez de la Cruz

Point of Contention: Property Taxes

Three Points in Favor, One Big Flaw
Richard K. Green

A Convenient Truth: Property Taxes and Revenue Stability
James Alm

Usually the Best Available Tax, but It’s a Complex Question
Andrew Reschovsky

The Property Tax Is a Bad Tax, but It Need Not Be
Keith R. Ihlanfeldt

Refereed Papers

The Market for Real Estate Brokerage Services in Low- and High-Income Neighborhoods: A Six-City Study
Aaron Yelowitz, Frank Scott, and Jason Beck


Data Shop: Psychometrics of Housing Quality Measurement in the American Housing Survey
Sandra J. Newman and Philip M.E. Garbodeny

Graphic Detail: Race and Refinancing During the Bubble in the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan Region
Ron Wilson

Industrial Revolution: Reducing Appliance Backdrafting Risks With HVAC-Integrated Makeup Air Systems
Mike Turns

Policy Brief: The HEARTH Act
Steve Berg

Policy Brief: The Small Area FMR Demonstration
Peter B. Kahn and Geoffrey B. Newton

SpAM: Modeling Population Settlement Patterns Using a Density Function Approach: New Orleans Before and After Hurricane Katrina
Fahui Wang and Weijie Wang



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