Designing Sustainable Cities (Google eBook)
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 24, 2009 - Architecture - 336 pages
This book offers practical solutions to achieving sustainable urban design and development, and helps designers communicate these solutions effectively to planners, developers and policy-makers. Addressing sustainability issues in relation to the design and planning of the urban environment is a complex, multi-disciplinary issue, and solutions never arrive from a single perspective. The authors use design as a facilitating factor to consider when and by whom decisions that contribute to sustainability are made. Through three major city-centre case studies – London, Manchester and Sheffield – they consider social, environmental and economic factors and examine their relationship to the decision-making process.
Designing Sustainable Cities begins by identifying the key processes and lead decision-makers. The following chapters develop an understanding of the dimensions of sustainability, presenting the tools by which the dimensions can be analysed. Later chapters illustrate the trade-offs and the relationships between the dimensions of sustainability – with case study examples – as well as the use of IT in making design decisions. Finally, the book gives recommendations for future approaches to the design, development and on-going management of urban environments.
Designing Sustainable Cities covers:
• latest research data on the urban environment and the interaction between social, economic and environmental issues
• methods of understanding the context in which urban design takes place
• guidance on the codes of practice
• process maps to help understand the context, make trade-offs and develop design solutions that allow for change
• methods for testing the consequences of design proposals and monitoring outcomes.
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SECTION 2 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND CITYCENTRE LIVING
SECTION 3 URBAN FORM AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY FOR CITYCENTRE LIVING
SECTION 4 DIVERSITY AND MIXEDUSE FOR CITYCENTRE LIVING
SECTION 5 SUPPORTING URBAN DESIGN DECISIONMAKING ICT
SECTION 6 VIVACITY2020 ARTISTSINRESIDENCE