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ECODESIGN FOR CITIES AND SUBURBS. Jonathan Barnett and Larry Beasley. Island Press, Washington, D.C., 2015. 270 pp. with 178 ills. (163 col.). 26 x 22 cm. LC 2014-954410 ISBN 9781610913423 In English.
The ISBN appears on the back cover only. Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 166599. Publisher's description: As world population grows, and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our whole planet. But urbanization and increasing densities also present our best opportunity for improving sustainability, by transforming urban development into desirable, lower-carbon, compact and walkable communities and business centers. Jonathan Barnett and Larry Beasley seek to demonstrate that a sustainable built and natural environment can be achieved through ecodesign, which integrates the practice of planning and urban design with environmental conservation, through normal business practices and the kinds of capital programs and regulations already in use in most communities. Ecodesign helps adapt the design of our built environment to both a changing climate and a rapidly growing world, creating more desirable places in the process. In six chapters, the authors explain ecodesign concepts, including the importance of preserving and restoring natural systems while also adapting to climate-change; minimizing congestion on highways and at airports, and by making it easier to walk, cycle and take trains and mass transit; crafting and managing regulations to insure better placemaking and fulfill consumer preferences, while incentivizing preferred practices.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 166600
Paperbound $45.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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