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Urban Decision Makers

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780520271104
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520951877 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520271104.003.0002
Urban Decision Makers

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This chapter discusses how the “greenness” of communities is the result of collective decisions made by citizens, developers, and policy makers. The dynamic interactions among all stakeholders play a critical role in creating and maintaining a biodiverse community. The chapter outlines how each stakeholder, whether he or she is a citizen, developer, or policy maker, impacts the ability of cities to implement more green developments that focus on biodiversity conservation.

Keywords: urban biodiversity; conservation; biodiversity; conservation subdivision; green development; policy makers; urban planning; urban development; city planners

Chapter.  4150 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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