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Main Title The ecology of place : planning for environment, economy, and community /
Author Beatley, Timothy,
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Manning, Kristy.
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 1997
OCLC Number 36922755
ISBN 1559634782; 9781559634786
Subjects City planning--Environmental aspects--United States ; Sustainable development--United States ; Urban ecology (Sociology)--United States ; Ecologia ; Planejamento ambiental ; Urban ecology--United States
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EIAM  HT167.B43 1997 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 07/17/1998
Collation x, 265 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-252) and index.
Contents Notes
Ch. 1. The New Planning Agenda -- Ch. 2. Envisioning Sustainable Places -- Ch. 3. Principles of Urban Form -- Ch. 4. The Ecology of Place -- Ch. 5. Building a Restorative Economy -- Ch. 6. The Civic Community -- Ch. 7. Getting There from Here: Starting Points and Future Directions. In The Ecology of Place, Timothy Beatley and Kristy Manning describe a world in which land is consumed sparingly, cities and towns are vibrant and green, local economies thrive, and citizens work together to create places of enduring value. They present a holistic and compelling approach to repairing and enhancing communities, introducing a vision of "sustainable places" that extends beyond traditional architecture and urban design to consider not just the physical layout of the development but the broad set of ways in which communities are organized and operate.