THE BUSINESS OF SUSTAINABLE CITIES. PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR CREATIVE TECHNICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL SOLUTIONS

To be sustainable, cities must function for people, protect their health, provide shelter, and offer opportunities for employment and cultural expression. Leaders around the world are seeking new answers to these requirements by revisiting traditional approaches and pursuing innovative solutions. In this report international, national, nongovernmental, and public and private business and industry leaders and officials present their approaches to urban energy, transportation, and solid waste services that advance environmentally sustainable development. In each case the approach improves the quality of life in cities and presents new entrepreneurial opportunities. As detailed in this publication, new efficiencies and more effective services in these sectors are not only possible but proven, and they are well worth examining in a time of diminishing fiscal resources and increasing human needs in sprawling cities. Of vital importance, these innovations in delivering energy, transportation, and waste management services reduce or avoid adverse environmental and health effects.

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    • An Associated Event of the Second Annual World Bank Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development co-sponsored by the World Bank and EarthKind and held at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, September 22-23, 1994.
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    World Bank

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  • Publication Date: 1994-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00723638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0821333194
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ESD Series No. 7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 10 1996 12:00AM