Cities People Planet: Liveable Cities for a Sustainable World / Edition 1

Cities People Planet: Liveable Cities for a Sustainable World / Edition 1

by Herbert Girardet
     
 

ISBN-10: 047086575X

ISBN-13: 9780470865750

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

There is a huge amount of interest in the future of the planet and how architecture and design can contribute to this.

This book considers the ecological design of the city and includes ideas and best practice examples of ecological architectural and urban design around the world.

The tone of the book is extremely accessible as it demonstrates how small changes in

Overview

There is a huge amount of interest in the future of the planet and how architecture and design can contribute to this.

This book considers the ecological design of the city and includes ideas and best practice examples of ecological architectural and urban design around the world.

The tone of the book is extremely accessible as it demonstrates how small changes in one area of the world can have impacts elsewhere. It gives an optimistic view and leaves the reader fascinated at the intricacies of the planet's ecosystems and how architecture and urban design can affect it.

  • Examples range from Ladbroke Grove solar city in London to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Copenhagen, Curitiba, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Helsinki, Portland Oregon, New York and New Delhi
  • It is an extremely well rounded book with a balance of focus across history and around the world
  • It is set to be a complete and comprehensive work on this popular area
  • It is written by one of the leading figures in this field

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470865750
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Chapter 1: Big Feet, Small Planet.

Chapter 2: In the Beginning.

Chapter 3: From Rome to Edo.

Chapter 4: Technology—Triumph and Tragedy.

Chapter 5: Globalisation and Megacity Growth.

Chapter 6: Cities as Eco-Technical Systems.

Chapter 7: Transport and the City.

Chapter 8: Creating Liveable Cities.

Chapter 9: Solar Cities—From Theory to Practice.

Chapter 10: Towards Zero Waste.

Chapter 11: Using Water Efficiently.

Chapter 12: Relearning Urban Agriculture.

Chapter 13: Building EcoPolis.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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