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Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

Andrew Ross


Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix--a city in the bull's eye of global warming--and also the obstacles that stand in the way. Most authors writing on sustainable cities look at places like Portlan ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199828265
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199828265.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Ross, author