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Creating Sustainable Cities

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How can we put the pulsing heart of conviviality back into our cities? How can we make sure of creating cities of diversity for the new millennium—places of cultural vigour and physical beauty that are also sustainable in economic and environmental terms? This Schumacher Briefing shows the way forward.
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Overview

How can we put the pulsing heart of conviviality back into our cities? How can we make sure of creating cities of diversity for the new millennium—places of cultural vigour and physical beauty that are also sustainable in economic and environmental terms? This Schumacher Briefing shows the way forward.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781870098779
  • Publisher: UIT Cambridge
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Series: Schumacher Briefings Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author


Prof. Herbert Giradet is an author, consultant and filmmaker. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA), a patron of the Soil Association, and a recipient of a UN Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievements. In 2003 he was Thinker in Residence in Adelaide, developing sustainability strategies for South Australia. He is visiting professor at the University of Northumbria, Middlesex University, and the University of West of England. His previous books include The Gaia Atlas of Cities. Miguel Mendonça is Research Manager for the World Future Council. He works in both research and advocacy, focussing on renewable energy policy. He has worked on four continents, campaigning, coalitionbuilding and speaking, and is a member of the steering committee of the Alliance for Renewable Energy. He writes articles, comment pieces and book reviews on renewable energy and other sustainability issues.
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Table of Contents

1. Urban sustainability : a contradiction in terms?
2. Urbanisation and its impacts
3. Cities as superorganisms
4. Cities and their ecological footprint
5. The metabolism of cities
6. From urban sprawl to convivial cities
7. Prospects for urban farming
8. Smart cities and urban best practice
9. Principles and policies
10. A culture of sustainability.

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