Achieving Sustainable Urban Form

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Taylor & Francis, 2000 - Architecture - 388 pages
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Representing a major advance in the sustainable development debate, this text moves on from theoretical discourse about sustainable urban forms to proven knowledge and good practice. It presents research which defines elements of sustainable urban form - density, size, configuration, detailed design and quality - from macro to micro scale. Case studies from Europe, the USA and Australia are used to illustrate good practice within the fields of planning, urban design and architecture.
 

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Contents

Defining Sustainable Urban Form
7
The Diversity of Sustainable Urban Futures
9
The Potential of the Compact City for Promoting Social Equity
19
Does Intensifying Cities Make them More Sustainable?
30
Urban Form and Environmental Performance
46
Energy Transport and Urban Form in Australia
54
The Compact City in Practice
64
Housing Form Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
74
Sustainable Urban Management Systems
202
Theory and Practice in a Northern Conurbation
215
Complexity as a Criterion for Decision Making
229
The Acceptability of Urban Intensification
242
The Thames Environment 21 Experience
251
Towards a Sustainable Future
258
Comparative Strategic Site Assessment The Goals Achievement Matrix
266
Built Form and Design Solutions
273

Empirical Evidence and Practical Implications
84
The Ground Rules of Sustainable Urban Form
97
Urban Form and Transport New Dimensions
107
The Big Picture
109
The Transport Implications of Alternative Urban Forms
121
Accessibility in Swedish Towns
131
The Contribution of Mixed Land Uses to Sustainable Travel in Cities
139
Assessing the Sustainability of Urban Development Policies
149
Should It Can It Be Reversed?
160
Identifying the Connections
174
Approaches and Strategies for Achieving Sustainable Urban Form
187
An Adaptive Strategy
189
The Contribution of Urban Villages to Sustainable Development
275
Viennas Westbahnhof Sustainable Hill Town
288
The Case of Playa Vista
299
Britains First Major Sustainable Housing Project
303
Kolding Denmark
310
Sustainable Social Housing for No Extra Cost?
319
Achieving Sustainable Urban Form in Residential Buildings
329
Achieving Sustainable Urban Form through the Adaptive Reuse of Buildings for Residential Use
337
Conclusions
347
References
357
Index
383
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