Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

  • Engels
  • 1e druk
  • 9781610913423
  • augustus 2015
  • Paperback
  • 280 pagina's
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Essays explore the increasingly tense relationship between nature and man, offering insight into why this relationship has become adversarial and suggesting ways to remedy the situation


Barnett and Beasley have authored an inspiring study of ecological principles translated into civic action. They present a jargon-free framework for making cities that redefine our understanding of how places perform in terms of social, economic, and environmental measures. Drawing on their considerable experience of city design and planning from Vancouver to Abu Dhabi, Barnett and Beasley show how thoughtful ecodesign enriches the day-to-day experience of people who live, work, and visit today's cities. --Raymond W. Gastil Director of City Planning, Pittsburgh Now impelled by the reality of climate change, we have a huge opportunity to move to a future of greater efficiency, better health, and more happiness. Barnett and Beasley provide a timely blueprint to shape the human habitat. --David Suzuki Cofounder, David Suzuki Foundation This book's strength lies in its wide-ranging descriptions of leading practice successes from around the world. Examples range from inexpensive zoning ordinance changes to billion-dollar high-speed rail system projects. The book is a veritable illustrated ecodesign catalog... Barnett and Beasley are optimistic...believing that their ecodesign vision will be supported by increasing public exposure to great projects, advances in technical planning and communication tools, and growing awareness of critical consequences. For them, the outcome will make us or break us as a species; adopting ecosystem principles will help ensure our survival. [Ian] McHarg would surely agree. --Urban Land [Barnett and Beasley] prove that our built environment can be designed to adapt to a changing climate and to a rapidly expanding world population while also creating places that are more desirable for living and working. --Landscape Architects Network In this highly informative call to action [the authors] present a strong argument for change in the way planners develop cities and suburbs to respect the natural environment and human needs for a social life. --Choice a thoughtful compendium of examples from an experienced team with much to offer uban design. --Journal of Planning Education and ResearchUrban Design The book is a comprehensive overview of the diverse challenges our cities and suburbs face, offering practical planning and urban design solutions for transforming our urban growth model today...Overall, this is a valuable, informative book for the planning community that advances theory into practice, and that inspires new approaches to pivotal planning issues. --Plan Canada [EcoDesign for Cities and Suburbs] is both practical and fascinating. --Real Estate News Exchange A clarion call for a new normal in urban, suburban, and regional design. --Planning With the global 'urban century' in full swing, will cities old and new, central and suburban, become more sustainable and delightful? With Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs, Barnett and Beasley show us that the answer is certainly yes. Their insightful approach can and must be ours. --Ethan Seltzer Professor, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University



augustus 2015
1e druk
Aantal pagina's
280 pagina's


Jonathan Barnett Larry Beasley
Island Press



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