Genie N. L. Stowers is Professor of Public Administration at San Francisco State University, USA. Albert C. Hyde is currently Visiting Professor of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University, USA. M. Ernita Joaquin is Associate Professor of Public Administration at San Francisco State University, USA.
Managing the Sustainable City provides a unique and useful approach to the business of managing cities. Organized around NASPAA Standards, the reader is provided a breadth of topics on how cities work from the perspective of the professional managers. Balancing historical foundations with current examples and data, the book provides information and insights that students will find necessary to gauge the City Management profession. - Robyne Stevenson, University of Central Florida, USA This book will become the leading textbook for urban management.ã Stowers has written a terrific book that assures instructors that students will have the most recent and relevant training in urban administration written to meet the NASPAA accreditation standards.ã The focus on sustainable urban management, full coverage of issues facing urban managers, and excellent exercises that link theory to practice makes this the ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students and a great resource for urban managers. - Ronald K. Vogel, Ryerson University, Canada Managing the Sustainable City introduces students to foundational tasks in city management, including budget and human resource management, but also challenges them to think about the trends and challenges of the 21st century, such as growing diversity and the importance of public engagement. Stowers and her collaborators offer a concise overview of core topics in city management and provide questions that help students structure an exploration of their own community. Rich in data about American cities, this book provides students with a unique overview of local government management. - Eric Zeemering, Northern Illinois University, USAã