Urban Sustainability Through Environmental Design: Approaches to Time-People-Place Responsive Urban Spaces

1st Edition

Kevin Thwaites, Sergio Porta, Ombretta Romice, Mark Greaves

Taylor & Francis
Published December 13, 2007
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9780415384803 - CAT# RU8480X

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Summary

What can architects, landscape architects and urban designers do to make urban open spaces, streets and squares, more responsive, lively and safe?

Urban Sustainability through Environmental Design answers this question by providing the analytical tools and practical methodologies that can be employed for sustainable solutions to the design and management of urban environments. The book calls into question the capability of ‘quick-fix’ development solutions to provide the establishment of fixed communities and suggests a more time-conscious and evolutionary approach.

This is the first significant book to draw together a pan-European view on sustainable urban design with a specific focus on social sustainability. It presents an innovative approach that focuses on the tools of urban analysis rather than the interventions themselves. With its practical approach and wide-ranging discussion, this book will appeal to all those involved in producing communities and spaces for sustainable living, from students to academics through to decision makers and professional leaders.

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