The Compact City (häftad)
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25 halftone illustrations 60 line illustrations
60 line illustrations, 25 halftone illustrations
247 x 190 x 21 mm
900 g
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The Compact City (häftad)

The Compact City

A Sustainable Urban Form?

Häftad Engelska, 1996-03-01
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This book presents the latest thinking on the benefits and dangers of higher density urban living. It offers diverse opinions and research, from a wide range of disciplines, and gives an insight into both the theoretical debate and the practical challenges surrounding the compact city. Essential reading for anyone with an interest in sustainable urban development.
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"A useful source of theories on sustainable urban development in the developed world." -"Building "It represents the most consistent attempt that I have encountered in a long time to rigorously analyse and codify the city--to make it understandable, for instance, in the way that Modernist city planning had rendered it." -"The Architect's Journal ..."presents the latest thinking on the benefits and dangers of higher density urban living." -"Plan ..."this collection is a valuable antidote to the trend to offer simplistic solutions to complex problems." -"The Architectural Review ..."scholarly and well edited...It will also be used as a whole or in parts as required reading for tertiary coursework in schools of planning, architecture, and urban design ..."The Compact City is a significant contribution to achieving sustainable urban forms. It is also an excellent introduction to the complexities faced by the planning profession in a world seeking sustainable solutions to human settlements, and the role which can be played by urban design." -"Urban Design International

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Part One: Compact city theory. The compact city debate. Claims and counter-claims addressing implications for environmental, economic and social sustainability. Part Two: Environment and resources. Research associated with environment, sustainability and urban form, including transport, energy, pollution and urban ecology. Part Three: Economic and social issues. Economic and market feasibility of the compact city. Social acceptability. Part Four: Measuring and monitoring. Research on quantification. Predictions of future development. Impact assessment and quantification. Urban capacity studies and urban modelling. Part Five: Implementation. Examples of achieving sustainable urban form and good practice - including policy and implementation, design and urban management. Index.