Sustainability scientist publishes new textbook: "Understanding Sustainable Cities"

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David Pijawka, sustainability scientist and professor in the School of Sustainability and School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and doctoral student Martin Gromulat have published a new textbook for undergraduate students exploring sustainable cities. The book, "Understanding Sustainable Cities: Concepts, Cases, and Solutions," is the culmination of Pijawka's experience teaching Sustainable Cities, an undergraduate course in the School of Sustainability.

“The key goal of this book is to help other colleges and universities introduce notions of sustainability and sustainable development to their students,” says Pijawka.

ASU President Michael Crow, a strong supporter and initiator of university sustainability, wrote the forward. The introductory chapters are written by Pijawka and Gromulat. The remaining chapters are authored by expert university faculty and affiliates. The book covers everything from water to transportation.

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