Sustainable communities: a new design synthesis for cities, suburbs, and towns

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Sierra Club Books, 1986 - Political Science - 238 pages
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User Review  - Mike Moskos - Goodreads

I heard Peter Calthorpe on a podcast and decided to pick up this book. While it is now somewhat dated (it was published in 1986), 25 years later the book is still an important and relevant one. It is ... Read full review


The Urban Context Peter Calthorpe
The Suburban Context Sim Van der Ryn
The New Suburban Fabric Sim Van der

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About the author (1986)

Sim Van der Ryn is the president of Van der Ryn Architects, a northern California firm known worldwide for its work in sustainable architecture. He taught architecture and design at the University of California, Berkeley for more than thirty years, inspiring a new generation to create buildings and communities that are sensitive to place, climate, and the flow of human interactions. He is the author of six groundbreaking books about planning and design, including Sustainable Communities and Ecological Design. He lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area.

Calthorpe is principal in the firm Calthorpe and Associates based in Berkeley, California.

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