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Creating sustainable cities /
Herbert Girardet.
imprint
Totnes, Devon : Green Books for the Schumacher Society, 1999.
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77 p. : ill.
ISBN
1870098773
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imprint
Totnes, Devon : Green Books for the Schumacher Society, 1999.
isbn
1870098773
contents note
Foreword / Felix Dodds -- 1. Urban Sustainability: a contradiction in terms? -- 2. Urbanisation and its Impacts -- 3. Cities as Superorganisms -- 4. Cities and their Ecological Footprint -- 5. Metabolism of Cities -- 6. From Urban Sprawl to Convivial Cities -- 7. Prospects for Urban Farming -- 8. Smart Cities and Urban Best Practice -- 9. Principles and Policies -- 10. Culture of Sustainability.
catalogue key
10647422
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 76-77).
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Main Description
How can we put the pulsing heart of conviviality back into our cities? How can we make sure of creating cities of diversity for the new millennium —places of cultural vigour and physical beauty that are also sustainable in economic and environmental terms? This Schumacher Briefing shows the way forward.
Main Description
Modern cities make a huge impact on their environments, but if they were to dramatically reduce their consumption of resources and energy, they would still prosper. Waste recycling can reduce urban use of resources whilst creating many new jobs; new materials and architectural designs can greatly improve the environmental performance of urban buildings. Cities can also adopt imaginative new approaches to transport planning and management, and the use of urban space. We can dramatically improve the experience of urban life by the creation of new urban villages, reducing the peoples' desire to escape from the pressures of city life.How can we put the pulsing heart of conviviality back into our cities? How can we make sure of creating cities of diversity for the new millennium--places of cultural vigour and physical beauty that are also sustainable in economic and environmental terms? This Schumacher Briefing shows the way forward.
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Modern cities make a huge impact on their environments, but if they were to dramatically reduce their consumption of resources and energy, they would still prosper. Waste recycling can reduce the use of resources while creating new jobs; new materials and architectural designs can greatly improve the environmental performance of buildings. Cities can adopt imaginative approaches to transport planning and management. We can create new urban villages that restore the heart of conviviality into our cities, making them places of cultural vigor and physical beauty.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 4
Prefacep. 7
Introduction and Summaryp. 9
Urban Sustainability: a contradiction in terms?p. 15
Urbanisation and its Impactsp. 20
Cities as Superorganismsp. 23
Cities and their Ecological Footprintp. 27
The Metabolism of Citiesp. 32
From Urban Sprawl to Convivial Citiesp. 47
Prospects for Urban Farmingp. 52
Smart Cities and Urban Best Practicep. 57
Principles and Policiesp. 61
A Culture of Sustainabilityp. 70
App. I Organisationsp. 74
App. II References and Bibliographyp. 76
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