Smartcities, Resilient Landscapes and Eco-Warriors

2nd Edition

CJ Lim, Ed Liu

Routledge
April 11, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 304 Pages - 379 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780815363255 - CAT# K347216

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Summary

Following on from the success of the first edition ‘Smartcities + Eco-Warriors’ (2010),

this book is the latest innovative response on urban resilience from one of the world’s

leading urban design and architectural thinkers. An ecological symbiosis between

nature, society and the built form, the Smartcity cultivates new spatial practices and

creates diverse forms of resilient landscapes including and beyond urban agriculture.

 

The notion of the Smartcity is developed through a series of international case

studies, some commissioned by government organisations, others speculative and

polemic. This second edition has nine new case studies, and additional ecological

sustainability studies covering sensitivity, design criteria, and assessments for

ecological construction plans. The book concludes with two new essays on the

romance of trees and the empowering nature of resilient landscape.

 

‘Smartcities, Resilient Landscapes + Eco-warriors’ represents a crucial voice

in the discourse of climate change and the potential opportunities to improve

the ecological function of existing habitats or create new landscapes which are

considered beneficial to local ecology and resilience. It is indispensible reading for

practitioners and students in the fields of landscape, urban design, architecture

and environmental engineering. An inspiration to government agencies and NGOs

dealing with sustainability, this work also resonates with anyone concerned about

cities, landscapes, food and water security, and energy conservation.

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