City Fights: Debates on Urban Sustainability

City Fights: Debates on Urban Sustainability

by Susannah Hagan
     
 

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Within the concept of the 'sustainable city' nothing is fixed, mapped or agreed upon. To some, the term encompasses innovation, change and commitment to the future and to others it means preservation, conservatism and a watchful eye on the future. City Fights follows on from the symposium 'Energy and Urban Strategies', which brought together contributors from a

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Within the concept of the 'sustainable city' nothing is fixed, mapped or agreed upon. To some, the term encompasses innovation, change and commitment to the future and to others it means preservation, conservatism and a watchful eye on the future. City Fights follows on from the symposium 'Energy and Urban Strategies', which brought together contributors from a wide variety of disciplines, with the aim of developing sharp ideas about making better and more sustainable cities in environmental, social and economic terms. The result is a passionate and illuminating debate on this vast question, bringing into focus the complexity and diversity of the issues involved. City fights is essential and thought provoking reading for all with a common interest in the future of the city- from architects and urban designers, urban and town planners and policy makers, to academics and researchers, sociologists, environmentalists and economists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781902916170
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Hewitt is a partner in the practice d-squared design. He is a lecturer at the University of North London, UK, running a post graduate design unit focusing on energy and microclimate.

Susannah Hagan runs the MA Architecture: Sustainability at the University of East London, UK, and teaches on the Environment and Energy Graduate Programme at the Architectural Association.

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