Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems: Principles and Practices

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems: Principles and Practices

by Peter Newman, Isabella Jennings
     
 

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems shows how cities and their residents can begin to reintegrate into their bioregional environment, and how cities themselves can be planned with nature’s organizing principles in mind. Taking cues from living systems for sustainability strategies, Newman and Jennings reassess urban design by exploring flows of energy,

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Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems shows how cities and their residents can begin to reintegrate into their bioregional environment, and how cities themselves can be planned with nature’s organizing principles in mind. Taking cues from living systems for sustainability strategies, Newman and Jennings reassess urban design by exploring flows of energy, materials, and information, along with the interactions between human and non-human parts of the system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597261883
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
957,926
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introducing Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems
 
Chapter 1. Vision
Chapter 2. Economy and Society
Chapter 3. Biodiversity
Chapter 4. Ecological Footprints
Chapter 5. Modeling Cities on Ecosystems
Chapter 6. Sense of Place
Chapter 7. Empowerment and Consumption
Chapter 8. Partnerships
Chapter 9. Sustainable Production and Consumption
Chapter 10. Governance and Hope
 
Appendix A. Extracts fron the "Local Government Declaration to the World Summit on Sustainable Development," 2002
Appendix B. The Carbon Cycle
Appendix C. The Nitrogen Cycle
Appendix D. The Phosphorus Cycle
Appendix E. The Hydrological Cycle

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