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Portney, Kent E.

Overview
Works: 22 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 7,930 library holdings
Genres: Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: HT243.U6, 307.760973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kent E Portney
Taking sustainable cities seriously : economic development, the environment, and quality of life in American cities by Kent E Portney( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today most major cities have undertaken some form of sustainability initiative. Yet there have been few systematic comparisons across cities, or theoretically grounded considerations of what works and what does not, and why. In Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously, Kent Portney addresses this gap, offering a comprehensive overview and analysis of sustainability programs and policies in American cities. After discussing the conceptual underpinnings of sustainability, he examines the local aspects of sustainability; considers the measurement of sustainability and offers an index of "serious" sustainability for the fifty-five largest cities in the country; examines the relationship between sustainability and economic growth; and discusses issues of governance, equity, and implementation. He also offers extensive case studies, with separate chapters on large, medium-size, and small cities, and provides an empirically grounded analysis of why some large cities are more ambitious than others in their sustainability efforts. This second edition has been updated throughout, with new material that draws on the latest research." --Publisher description
The rebirth of urban democracy by Jeffrey M Berry( )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainability by Kent E Portney( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word "sustainability" has been connected to everything from a certain kind of economic development to corporate promises about improved supply sourcing. But despite the apparent ubiquity of the term, the concept of sustainability has come to mean a number of specific things. In this accessible guide to the meanings of sustainability, Kent Portney describes the evolution of the idea and examines its application in a variety of contemporary contexts, including economic growth, consumption, government policy, and urban planning. Portney takes as his starting point the 1987 definition by the World Commission on Environment and Development of sustainability as economic development activity that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Essentially, Portney explains, sustainability focuses on the use and depletion of natural resources. It is not the same as environmental protection or natural resource conservation; it is more about finding some sort of steady state so that the Earth can support both human population and economic growth. Portney looks a political opposition to the promotion of sustainability, which usually questions the need for sustainability or calls its costs unacceptable; collective and individual consumption of material goods and resources and to what extent they must be curtailed to achieve sustainability; the role of the private sector; the co-opting of sustainability by corporations; government policy on sustainability at the international, national, and subnational levels; and how cities could become models for sustainability action. -- Cover flaps
Controversial issues in environmental policy : science vs. economics vs. politics by Kent E Portney( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most controversies in environmental policy are rooted in clashes of values involving science and technology versus humanism, economic efficiency versus humanism, the role of nature in society and the role of government in society. The author discusses how America makes environmental policy - at the Federal and State levels as well as their enforcement agencies designed to protect and regulate at the same time. Portney examines legislation, public opinion, implementation or non-implementation relative to the debates over water, air and soil management
Acting civically : from urban neighborhoods to higher education( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siting hazardous waste treatment facilities : the Nimby Syndrome by Kent E Portney( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Distributional impacts of public policies by Sheldon Danziger( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaching public policy analysis : an introduction to policy and program research by Kent E Portney( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainability : the mit press essential knowledge series by Kent E Portney( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word "sustainability" has been connected to everything from a certain kind of economic development to corporate promises about improved supply sourcing. But despite the apparent ubiquity of the term, the concept of sustainability has come to mean a number of specific things. In this accessible guide to the meanings of sustainability, Kent Portney describes the evolution of the idea and examines its application in a variety of contemporary contexts -- from economic growth and consumption to government policy and urban planning. Portney takes as his starting point the 1987 definition by the World Commission on Environment and Development of sustainability as economic development activity that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." At its heart, Portney explains, sustainability focuses on the use and depletion of natural resources. It is not the same as environmental protection or natural resource conservation; it is more about finding some sort of steady state so that the earth can support both human population and economic growth. Portney looks at political opposition to the promotion of sustainability, which usually questions the need for sustainability or calls its costs unacceptable; collective and individual consumption of material goods and resources and to what extent they must be curtailed to achieve sustainability; the role of the private sector, and the co-opting of sustainability by corporations; government policy on sustainability at the international, national, and subnational levels; and how cities could become models for sustainability action
Controversies in Environmental Policy : Science vs. Economics vs. Politics by Kent E Portney( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously by Kent E Portney( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today at least twenty-five major U.S. cities have pursued some form of sustainability initiative. Although many case studies and ""how-to"" manuals have been published, there has been little systematic comparison of these cities' programs and initiatives. In this book Kent Portney lays the theoretical groundwork for research on what works and what does not, and why.Distinguishing cities on the basis of population characteristics and region for his analysis, Portney shows how cities use the broad rubric of sustainability to achieve particular political ends. Cities that take sustainability ser
Distributional impacts of public policies, a symposium( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime & punishment : the multimedia simulation of criminal sentencing( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtual decisions : digital simulations for teaching reasoning in the social sciences and humanities( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virtual Decisions: Digital Simulations for Teaching Reasoning in the Social Sciences and Humanities focuses on the special issues related to the use of digital technologies in teaching the complex nature of social decisions, with particular attention to the use of digital role-play simulations as a means to accomplish this. With the advent of new technologies for delivering multimedia simulations to students, and advanced graphics capabilities to create life-like decision environments, digital role-play simulations are increasingly available for K-12 and higher education teachers to use in the classroom. This book helps both users and developers make intelligent choices about the value added by using simulations, technology, and media to teach reasoning in social sciences and humanities classrooms."--Jacket
Mobilizing minority communities : social capital and participation in urban neighborhoods by Kent E Portney( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life in American Cities (American and comparative environmental policy) by Kent E Portney( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The political behavior of poor people by Jeffrey M Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Citizen attitudes toward hazardous waste facility siting : public opinion in five Massachusetts communities by Kent E Portney( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The role of gender in determining the criminal sanction : results from multimedia experiments in criminal sentencing by Jerry Goldman( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Controversial Issues In Environmental Policy by Kent E Portney( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Taking sustainable cities seriously : economic development, the environment, and quality of life in American cities
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The rebirth of urban democracyControversial issues in environmental policy : science vs. economics vs. politicsActing civically : from urban neighborhoods to higher educationSiting hazardous waste treatment facilities : the Nimby SyndromeControversies in Environmental Policy : Science vs. Economics vs. PoliticsVirtual decisions : digital simulations for teaching reasoning in the social sciences and humanities
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English (94)