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Author Leifeste, Amalia, author.

Title Sustainable heritage : merging environmental conservation and historic preservation / Amalia Leifeste and Barry L. Stiefel
Published New York : Routledge, 2018
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Contents Cultural relationships with nature, ecology, biodiversity, energy, and resource systems -- History and theory of heritage preservation -- History and theory of sustainable design -- Architecture and building design -- Integrating biodiversity into the built environment rehabilitation practice -- Fixing the shortcomings within community design, planning and policy -- Going with the flow: strategies for adapting buildings and structures for rising sea levels -- Vehicles as a microcosm of approaching built environment rehabilitation -- Conclusions on lessons from the past for the future
Summary This book brings together ecological-conservation theory and heritage-preservation theory and shows how these two realms have common purpose. Through theoretical discussion and illustrative examples, Sustainable Heritagereframes the history of multiple movements within preservation and sustainable-design strategies into cross-disciplinary themes. Through topics such asCultural Relationships with Nature, Ecology, Biodiversity, Energy, and Resource Systems; Integrating Biodiversity into the Built Environment Rehabilitation Practice; Fixing the Shortcomings Within Community Design, Planning, and Policy; Strategies for Adapting Buildings and Structures for Rising Sea Levels; and Vehicles as a Microcosm of Approaching Built Environment Rehabilitation, the book explores contemporary ecological and heritage ethics as a strategy for improving the livability of the built environment. The authorsprovide a holistic critique of the challenges we face in light of climate and cultural changes occurring from the local to the global level. It synthesizes the best practices offered by separate disciplines as one cohesive way forward toward sustainable design. The authorsconsider strategies for increasing the physical and cultural longevity of the built environment, why these two are so closely paired, and the potential their overlap offers for sustained and meaningful inhabitation. Sustainable Heritageunites students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines with one common language and more closely aligned sets of objectives for preservation and sustainable design
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Environmental protection.
Historic preservation -- Environmental aspects
Sustainable design.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Environmental protection.
Sustainable design.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Stiefel, Barry, author.
ISBN 1315748940