Sustainable cities: concepts and strategies for eco-city development

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EHM Eco-Home Media, 1992 - Architecture - 354 pages
SUSTAINABLE CITIES: CONCEPTS & STRATEGIES FOR ECO-CITY DEVELOPMENT is being called the best overall single resource for information on sustainable city design currently on the market. Sustainability has become the hot new buzzword in the environmental movement & yet it is often not fully understood. SUSTAINABLE CITIES provides that understanding. This 354-page illustrated sourcebook shows how urban development & the environment can coexist in a successful partnership that will result in better air quality, cleaner water, more nutritious food, less commuting time, quieter & more nature-oriented surroundings, a richer community life, less urban stress & improved health for the people who live & work in cities. Editors Bob Walter, Lois Arkin, & Richard Crenshaw & the more than 40 experts who contributed to SUSTAINABLE CITIES are among the leaders in the movement to create a shared, sustainable urban partnership among government, business & the public at large. Whether the reader is a professional involved in shaping our cities, or a concerned citizen seeking the best for their neighborhood, this book contains the range of information & the innovative yet down-to-earth strategies for redirecting our energies & resources to achieve a brighter, more sustainable future for our cities.

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