Sustainable Urban Development Reader / Edition 2

Sustainable Urban Development Reader / Edition 2

by Stephen Wheeler
     
 

ISBN-10: 041545381X

ISBN-13: 9780415453813

Pub. Date: 10/20/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Spanning 1898 to 2000, 38 selections compiled by Wheeler (community and regional planning and design, U. of New Mexico) and Beatley (architecture, U. of Virginia) first trace the origins of the now popular sustainability concept—including Aldo Leopold's classic essay "The Land Ethic" from A Sand Country Almanac (1949). Other sections focus on various…  See more details below

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Spanning 1898 to 2000, 38 selections compiled by Wheeler (community and regional planning and design, U. of New Mexico) and Beatley (architecture, U. of Virginia) first trace the origins of the now popular sustainability concept—including Aldo Leopold's classic essay "The Land Ethic" from A Sand Country Almanac (1949). Other sections focus on various visions, aspects of, and tools for planning at the local, regional, and international levels. The text includes case studies, planning exercises, and illustrations showing more/less hospitable environments and modes of transit. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415453813
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/20/2008
Series:
Routledge Urban Reader Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 0.97(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1Origins of the Sustainability Concept5
The Three Magnets11
Cities and the Crisis of Civilization15
The Land Ethic20
Orthodox Planning and The North End30
Plight and Prospect35
The Development of Underdevelopment38
Perspectives, Problems, and Models42
The Steady-State Economy47
Towards Sustainable Development53
"The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development", "Introduction to Chapter 7" from Agenda 21 and the "Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements"58
Pt. 2Dimensions of Urban Sustainability67
The Next American Metropolis73
Outdoor Space and Outdoor Activities81
Transit and the Metropolis: Finding Harmony89
Traffic Calming97
Bicycling Renaissance in North America?104
City and Nature113
Land Development and Endangered Species: Emerging Conflicts116
What Is Restoration?120
The Metabolism of Cities125
Waste as a Resource133
People-of-Color Environmentalism143
Domesticating Urban Space150
The Economic System and Natural Environments159
Natural Capitalism162
Import Replacement171
Design, Ecology, Ethics and the Making of Things181
Principles of Green Architecture188
Sustainability and Building Codes193
Pt. 3Tools for Sustainability Planning199
Urban Sustainability Reporting203
What Is an Ecological Footprint?211
Seeing Change220
A Progressive Politics of Meaning225
Pt. 4Sustainable Urban Development Internationally233
Urban Planning in Curitiba237
Planning for Sustainability in European Cities: A Review of Practice in Leading Cities249
Collective Action Toward a Sustainable City: Citizens' Movements and Environmental Politics in Taipei259
Pt. 5Visions of Sustainable Community275
The Town-Country Magnet279
"The Streets of Ecotopia's Capital" and "Car-Less Living in Ecotopia's New Towns"282
Description of Abbenay288
Pt. 6Case Studies of Urban Sustainability293
Urban sustainability at the building and site scale297
Urban sustainability at the neighborhood or district scale301
Urban sustainability at the city and regional scale307
Pt. 7Sustainability Planning Exercises317
Further reading335
Illustration credits338
Copyright information340
Index343

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