A Challenge to Sustainable Governments?

8 Pages Posted: 18 Aug 2009 Last revised: 5 May 2013

Keith H. Hirokawa

Albany Law School

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Sustainability is finding its way into the vocabularies of governmental administration. This essay explores the strengths of governmental sustainability by looking at a recent challenge to a 'green cement' procurement strategy adopted in the City of Dallas, Texas. This essay argues that sustainable choices add substantial value to the debate on environmental quality by converging economics with environment, despite the unavoidable consequence of changes in procurement strategies - that there will be some losers in the marketplace.

Keywords: sustainability, government, environment

Suggested Citation

Hirokawa, Keith H., A Challenge to Sustainable Governments? (2009). Washington University Law Review, Vol. 87, at 203 (2009); Albany Law School Research Paper No. 18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1457158

Keith H. Hirokawa (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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