Journal of Industrial Ecology, 11.2 (2007)
Special Issue: 'Industrial Ecology and the Global Impacts of Cities'

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The Journal of Industrial Ecology has recently published a special issue on the Industrial Ecology and the Global Impact of Cities. The environmental impact of cities importantly extends beyond their borders. Cities produce greenhouse gases whose impact is global. More subtly, urban residents engender resource extraction and manufacturing - with all the attendant environmental pressures - beyond the city boundaries.

Contributors to the special issue examined environmental impacts of cities in Singapore, Barcelona, Toronto, China and Southeast Asia as a whole. The topics ranged from the prospects for addressing global warming in urban policy to resource flows in cities. Selected articles in the special issue are available in electronic form for free download.

The Journal of Industrial Ecology is a peer-reviewed international quarterly published by MIT Press, owned by Yale University, and headquartered at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Dr. Xuemei Bai of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 's national science agency, served as guest editor. Partial funding for the special issue was provided by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Kanagawa, Japan, and the Industrial Transformation Project of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Change.