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Author Charlesworth, Esther Ruth.

Title The ecoedge : urgent design challenges in building sustainable cities / editors, Esther Charlesworth and Rob Adams
Published London ; New York : Routledge, [2011]


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Description xiii, 195 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents Contents note continued: A landscape framework for urban sustainability: Thu Thiem, Ho Chi Minh city / Dennis Pieprz -- Networks cities in China: Sustaining culture, economics and the environment / Qun Fang -- The responsive city: London South Bank experiences / Alex Lifschutz -- Small-scale sustainability: Parasite Las Palmas and beyond / Mechthild Stuhlmacher -- Sustainable subtropical city: An architecture of timber-framed landscapes / Brit Andresen -- Beyond the EcoEdge / Esther Charlesworth
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Urban design and a sustainable city -- Overview / Melanie Dodd -- Air in the city: The place of work / Scott Drake -- Assassination in the sustainable city: The Netherlands and beyond / Wim Hafkamp -- Reprogramming cities for increased populations and climate change / Rob Adams -- Sustainability for survival: Moving the United Kingdom beyond the zero carbon agenda / John Worthington -- Chaos and resilience: The Johannesburg experience / Chrisna Du Plessis -- pt. II Infrastructure and a sustainable city -- Overview / Ralph Horne -- Sustainable drinking water and sanitation: Two Indian cases / Shantha Sheela Nair -- Sustainable Savannah / Scott Boylston -- Ecopolis: Small steps towards urbanism as a living system / Paul Downton -- The green edge: China between hope and hazard / Neville Mars -- pt. III Architecture and a sustainable city -- Overview / Leon van Schaik --
Summary 'Greenspeak' is increasingly central to the discourses of the architectural design and planning professions. However, constructed examples of the principles in practice, of designers, planners and urban politicians actually walking the sustainability talk into action, are not nearly as common ... This book presents the experiences of design practitioners who have implemented sustainable design projects rather than just theorized about them. Presenting diverse case studies of contemporary sustainable urban practice from Europe, Africa, India, South America, the USA and Australia, this book offers a fantastic wealth of practical material from a range of internationally renowned authors. It includes: -- -14 global case studies which and act as benchmarks and inspirations for transformation --Experiences of emerging economies such as India and China, heard on equal footing with those from Europe, North America and Australia --Analysis of urgent design challenges such as population density, recreating infrastructure that supports carbon neutral or low carbon (emission) intensive urban activities, and retrofitting for sustainability --A clear structure: divided into 3 parts, each part is introduced by a thematic overview essay. These essays provide insight into care study chapter that follows; locating practical themes explored and pointing out where further work is needed in policy, planning, design and research --Well-illustrated, thematically focused, with superb global coverage, this book presents the reader with a multi-voiced and yet highly cohesive reference for anyone interested in green issues in urban design and architecture. --Book Jacket
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cities and towns -- Growth -- Environmental aspects.
City planning -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies.
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable urban development -- Case studies.
Sustainable urban development.
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Adams, Rob (Rob John)
Charlesworth, Esther Ruth.
LC no. 2010034684
ISBN 0415572479 (hbk.)
0415572487 (paperback)
9780415572477 (hbk.)
9780415572484 (paperback)
Other Titles Eco edge