Praise for The Carbon Efficient City

  • We have to change the human systems that affect how we generate and consume enery. It can be done and this book tells us how.

    William D. Ruckelshaus, founding head of the Environment Protection Agency

  • This book is incredibly relevant to the changes our industry faces with improving the energy efficiency of our buildings and land use patterns. It is the only book I know that is so comprehensive in its scope, and also that articulates concrete policy solutions that can change how people build.

    Rae Anne Rushing, founder and CEO, The Rushing Company. Member of the Clinton Global Initiative, Seattle, WA

  • This book addresses a critical issue for elected officials and public policymakers: how to put together a comprehensive and integrated strategy on climate change.

    Mike O'Brien, Seattle City Council member, Seattle, WA

  • What makes this work unique is the systematic approach. There are a number of great books now on new community design. But it is proving difficult to put these ideas into practice in a policy framework that systemically encourages business as usual, the old and wrong path.This type of book could provide public and private real estate professionals with real clarity on issues which are impeding reductions in GHG emissions.

    Patrick Mazza, Climate Solutions, Seattle, WA

  • I have always been puzzled about the disconnect between our collective goals and our actions around climate change. Hurd's book will be immensely valuable to those of us seeking to identify the most important points of leverage at various levels of government, and to guide local governments about how to appropriately set the stage for market-driven change.

    Liz Dunn, Executive Director, Preservation Green Lab, National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • It seems to me that this is the first effort to bridge the gap between politics, capitalism and the regulatory environment in an effort to move toward viable changes in real estate that have a lasting effect on our physical environment.

    Steve Shaw, Director of Leasing, Merritt Properties, Baltimore, MD

  • QGA looks for solutions that address the common goals across traditionally diverse groups. This book represents a big step toward finding common ground on climate change policy.

    Susan Drummond, Quality Growth Alliance (QGA), Seattle, WA

  • NAIOP works closely with public policymakers throughout North America to keep our industry and economies competitive. This book would be an excellent and often referenced tool to find common ground between developers and public officials. It strikes an important balance by suggesting sensible solutions that recognize the economic demands of our industry while achieving many of today's sustainable development and climate change goals.

    Thomas J. Bisacquino, President & CEO, NAIOP, Washington DC

  • A comprehensive presentation of food for thought on a topic that has an energizing importance in both the private and public sectors.

    Brian Hogg, Executive Vice President, Portman Management Company, Atlanta, GA

  • The big-picture, systems approach that this book uses is critical to making real progress on climate change.

    Bill Reed, AIA, Hon. FIGP, author of The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building, Arlington, MA