Sustainable Communities: Skills and Learning for Place Making

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Robert Rogerson, Sue Sadler, Anne Green
Univ of Hertfordshire Press, Jun 1, 2011 - Architecture - 224 pages
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Drawing upon interdisciplinary research conducted across various universities within the United Kingdom, this book offers insights into how local initiatives can enhance sustainable development and engage people in creating better places in which to live. Demonstrating how to embed sustainability in all levels of education, this account contains imaginative, practical, and accessible ways in which communities and built-environment professionals are working towards a more sustainable future. Themes such as sustainable development, community coherence, conflict resolution, planning, and environmental management will interest those in a variety of fields, including architecture, urban design, and geography.
 

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Contents

Figures
1
Educating built environment
23
supporting
36
development
41
Developing the learning potential of strategic
53
Situated learning and the delivery of built
69
Understanding and experimenting
87
Confronting sustainable
121
young
137
Action research to promote leadership and agency
159
The future of sustainable communities
174
Bibliography
189
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Robert Rogerson is a senior lecturer in geography and a researcher on communities and sustainability at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. Sue Sadler is a researcher in rural and sustainable development at the University of Strathclyde and an independent evaluation consultant. Anne Green is a professorial fellow at the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick. She is also a member of the United Kingdom Commission for Employment and Skills Expert Panel. Cecilia Wong is a professor of spatial planning And The Director of the Center for Urban Policy Studies at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Indicators for Urban and Regional Planning: The Interplay of Policy and Methods.

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