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Main Title Ecodesign for cities and suburbs /
Author Barnett, Jonathan,
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Beasley, Larry,
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2015
OCLC Number 898418296
ISBN 9781610913393; 1610913396; 9781610913423; 1610913426
Subjects Regional planning. ; Cities and towns--Growth. ; City planning--Environmental aspects.
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Contributor biographical information http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1602/2014954410-b.html
Publisher description http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1602/2014954410-d.html
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EJAM  HT391.B354 2015 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/19/2015
Collation ix, 262 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-253) and index.
Contents Notes
Ecodesign : changing the urban growth model -- Adapting to climate change and limiting global warming -- Balancing cars and other transportation -- Making cities more livable and environmentally compatible -- Designing and managing the public realm -- Implementing ecodesign. "As world population grows, and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our whole planet. But urbanization and increasing densities also present our best opportunity for improving sustainability, by transforming urban development into desirable, lower-carbon, compact and walkable communities and business centers. Jonathan Barnett and Larry Beasley seek to demonstrate that a sustainable built and natural environment can be achieved through ecodesign, which integrates the practice of planning and urban design with environmental conservation, through normal business practices and the kinds of capital programs and regulations already in use in most communities. Ecodesign helps adapt the design of our built environment to both a changing climate and a rapidly growing world, creating more desirable places in the process. In six comprehensively illustrated chapters, the authors explain ecodesign concepts, including the importance of preserving and restoring natural systems while also adapting to climate change; minimizing congestion on highways and at airports by making development more compact, and by making it easier to walk, cycle and take trains and mass transit; crafting and managing regulations to insure better placemaking and fulfill consumer preferences, while incentivizing preferred practices; creating an inviting and environmentally responsible public realm from parks to streets to forgotten spaces; and finally how to implement these ecodesign concepts. Throughout the book, the ecodesign framework is demonstrated by innovative practices that are already underway or have been accomplished in many cities and suburbs--from Hammarby Sjèostad in Stockholm to False Creek North in Vancouver to Battery Park City in Manhattan, as well as many smaller-scale examples that can be adopted in any community"--Publisher's website.