Urban Design: Green Dimensions

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Routledge, Aug 11, 2006 - Architecture - 272 pages
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In Green Dimensions, Cliff Moughtin relates sustainable development and green design to the realm of urban design and development. Examining regional and local frameworks for design and planning, this book shows how sustainable urban design can be implemented on every scale.

Working from a strong theoretical base, the author uses case studies and discusses policy developments, in order to challenge the conventional wisdom on
sustainable design. The book provides a rounded discussion of the application and suitability of current practice, and predicts future design needs.
Updating the reader on topics such as energy efficiency, sustainable city forms and the culture of new urbanism, this completely revised and restructured second edition also includes brand new chapters on the Urban Park and Bio-diversity.
 

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Contents

1 The environmental crisis and sustainable development
1
2 Energy buildings and pollution
23
3 Energy transport and pollution
45
4 The region and sustainable development
59
5 The urban park
77
6 City metaphor
93
7 City form
119
8 The city quarter
159
9 The urban street block
193
10 Conclusion
217
Bibliography
229
Figure sources
237
Index
241
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