Grist is proud to present the full text of Alex Steffen’s new book, Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet.

You can buy a full Kindle e-book edition from Amazon.

Chapter 1: Cities in the age of climate consequences

Chapter 2: Why clean energy isn’t enough

Chapter 3: Urbanism: Why good walksheds mean lower emissions

Chapter 4: Shelter: Working with nature to drop emissions

Chapter 5: Consumption: Sharing capacities to cut carbon

Chapter 6: Sustenance: Bringing cities and nature together