Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Environmental Science and Policy
sustainability, urban planning, efficiency, cities
This thesis explores the characteristics of sustainable cities and uses New Rochelle, New York as a case study to further describe initiatives synonymous with green communities. Five prominent topics of sustainable cities and urban planning are discussed within the literature review and later mirrored throughout the case study of New Rochelle. These topics include, smart growth, energy efficiency, green buildings, transportation, and recycling. The mayor of New Rochelle and Sustainability Coordinator completed questionnaires and their responses contributed to an assessment of the contemporary issues facing sustainable cities.
Grenadier, Andrea B., "Sustainable Cities as the Gateway to the Future: A Case Study of New Rochelle" (2012). Honors Theses. 826.