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Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions

As global warming advances, regions around the world are engaging in revolutionary sustainability planning – but with social equity as an afterthought. Chapple’s recent book, Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development (Routledge, September 2014), overturns conventional ideas about how to build more livable places and vibrant economies that offer opportunity to all.

 

 

 

Tupicocha, Peru

Tupicocha, Peru

 

Chapple has also conducted research on local economic development and sustainable regional planning on behalf of the Inter-American Development Bank. Her project in the Lurin River Basin of Peru highlights the region’s recent successes and failures in sustainable economic development and provides recommendations for a more prosperous and equitable future for the region. Read the full report here.

 
 
 
 
 

Related Publications

Chapple, Karen, Cynthia Kroll, T. William Lester, and Sergio Montero, 2011. “Innovation in the Green Economy: An Extension of the Regional Innovation System Model?” Economic Development Quarterly 25,1:5-25.

Chapple, Karen and T. William Lester. 2010. “The Resilient Regional Labour Market: The U.S. Case”. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 3,1: 85-104.

Lester, T. William & Karen Chapple. 2005. “Rising Income Inequality and the Changing Economic Geography of U.S. Metropolitan Areas in the 1990s: Do Regional Institutions Make a Difference?” White paper prepared for Michigan State University Community Vitality Program.

Chapple, Karen. 2001. “Foresight or Farsight? It’s the Regional Economy, Stupid.” Response to Ed Blakely, “Competitive Advantage in the 21st Century City.” Journal of the American Planning Association 67(2).

Chapple, Karen. 2013. From Learning to Governance: Regional Economic Development in the Lurín River Basin and Espírito Santo. Report prepared for the Inter-American Development Bank.

Chapple, Karen and Elizabeth Mattiuzzi. 2013. Planting the Seeds for a Sustainable Future: HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Regional Planning Grant Program. Berkeley, CA: Center for Community Innovation.

Chapple, Karen and Sergio Montero. 2013. Local Economic Development, Governance, and Learning in Rural Latin America: The Case of the Lurín River Basin, Peru. Report prepared for the Inter-American Development Bank.

Chapple, Karen, Pedro Peterson, and Robert Daughters. 2013. Transforming the Governance of Economic Development: The Case of the Ornamental Stones Sector in Espírito Santo, Brazil. Report prepared for the Inter-American Development Bank.

Potter, Jonathan, Gabriela Miranda, Philip Cooke, Karen Chapple, Dieter Rehfeld, Gregory Theyel, Dan Kaufmann, Miki Malul, and Mosi Rosenboim. 2012. Clean-Tech Clustering as an Engine for Local Development: The Negev Region, Israel . Paris: OECD Publishing.

Chapple, Karen, Kroll, Cynthia, and Sergio Montero. 2010. Green, Local, and Growing . Berkeley, CA: Center for Community Innovation.

Chapple, Karen and Malo Hutson. 2010. Innovating the Green Economy in California Regions . Report for the U.S. Economic Development Administration. With Cynthia Kroll, T. William Lester, Larry Rosenthal, Emilio Martinez de Velasco, Sergio Montero, Anita Roth, and Laura Wiles.

Swanstrom, Todd, Karen Chapple, and Daniel Immergluck. 2009. “Regional Resilience in the Face of Foreclosures: Evidence from Six Metropolitan Areas.” Building Resilient Regions Working Paper. Berkeley, CA: Institute of Governmental Studies.

Chapple, Karen. 2008. Defining the Green Economy: A Primer on Green Economic Development. Berkeley, CA: Center for Community Innovation.

Chapple, Karen & T.William Lester. 2007. “Emerging Patterns of Regional Resilience.” Building Resilient Regions Working Paper. Berkeley, CA: Institute of Governmental Studies.

Chapple, Karen and Elizabeth Mattiuzzi. 2013. Planting the Seeds for a Sustainable Future: HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Regional Planning Grant Program. Berkeley, CA: Center for Community Innovation.

Chapple, Karen. 2014. Strategies for growing green business and industry in a city. Chapter 6 in Daniel Mazmanian and Hilda Blanco, editors, The Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Chapple, Karen. 2013. “Confronting suburban poverty – or celebrating suburban resilience?” MetroTrends Blog, June 6.

Swanstrom, Todd, Karen Chapple, and Daniel Immergluck. 2010. “Regional Resilience in the Face of Foreclosures:  The Role of Federal and State Policies.” Chapter in Christopher Niedt, editor, Forging a New Housing Policy: Opportunity in the Wake of Crisis. Hempstead, NY: National Center for Suburban Studies.

 

News and Media

Berkeley News
July 14, 2015- Karen Chapple to talk on ties between state tax policy, environmental goals

San Jose Mercury News
March 9, 2015- Berkeley: Difficult to balance sustainability, equity, planner says

San Francisco Business Times
Mar 17, 2011- California green economy creates jobs, needs work

 

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Possibilities for a Sustainable, Equitable Planet

 

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