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International Making Cities Livable
"This is essential reading for all those concerned with urban sustainability."
Timothy Beatley has ...
Timothy Beatley has brought together leading experts from Paris, Freiburg, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Heidelberg, Venice, Vitoria-Gasteiz, and London to illustrate groundbreaking practices in sustainable urban planning and design. These cities are developing strong urban cores, building pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and improving public transit. They are incorporating ecological design and planning concepts, from solar energy to natural drainage and community gardens. And they are changing the way government works, instituting municipal "green audits" and reforming economic incentives to encourage sustainability.
Whatever their specific tactics, these communities prove that a holistic approach is needed to solve environmental problems and make cities sustainable. Beatley and these esteemed contributors offer vital lessons to the domestic planning community about not only what European cities are doing to achieve that vision, but precisely how they are doing it. The result is an indispensable guide to greening American cities.
Lucie Laurian (Paris)
Dale Medearis and Wulf Daseking (Freiburg)
Michaela Brüel (Copenhagen)
Maria Jaakkola (Helsinki)
Marta Moretti (Venice)
Luis Andrés Orive and Rebeca Dios Lema (Vitoria-Gasteiz)
Camilla Ween (London)
Chapter 1 Introduction: Why Study European Cities? Timothy Beatley 1
Chapter 2 Paris, France: A 21st-century Eco-City Lucie Laurian 29
Chapter 3 Freiburg, Germany: Germany's Eco-Capital Dale Medearis Wulf Daselting 65
Chapter 4 Copenhagen, Denmark: Green City amid the Finger Metropolis Michaela Brüel 83
Chapter 5 Helsinki, Finland: Greenness and Urban Form Maria Jaakkola 109
Chapter 6 Venice, Italy: Balancing Antiquity and Sustainability Marta Moretti 129
Chapter 7 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain: From Urban Greenbelt to Regional Green Infrastructure Luis Andrés Orive Rebeca Dios Lema 155
Chapter 8 London, England: A Global and Sustainable Capital City Camilla Ween 181
Chapter 9 Conclusion: Green Cities of Europe as Compelling Models Timothy Beatley 215