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Bringing together classic readings from a wide variety of sources, this key book investigates how our cities and towns can become more sustainable.

Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, whilst the editors' introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning exercises, and further reading.

Providing background in theory, practical application, and vision, in a clear, accessible format, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader is an essential resource for students, professionals, and indeed anyone interested in the future of urban environments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415311861
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/12/2004
  • Series: Routledge Urban Reader Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen M. Wheeler is Assistant Professor of Physical Planning and Design at the University of Mexico, and Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Origins of the Sustainability Concept 1. Ebenezer Howard, 1898 "The Three Magnets" from Garden Cities of Tomorrow 2. Lewis Mumford, 1938 "Cities and the Crisis of Civilization" from The Culture of Cities 3. Aldo Leopold, 1949 "The Land Ethic" from A Sand County Almanac 4. Jane Jacobs, 1961 "Orthodox Planning and The North End" from The Death and Life of Great American Cities 5. Ian L. McHarg, 1969 "Plight and Prospect" from Design With Nature 6. Andre Gunder Frank, 1967 "The Development of Underdevelopment" from Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America 7. Donella Meadows et al., 1972 "Perspectives, Problems, and Models" from The Limits to Growth 8. Herman Daly, 1973 "The Steady-State Economy" from Toward a Steady-State Economy 9. World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987 "Towards Sustainable Development" from Our Common Future 10. United Nations, 1992, 1996 "The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development" and Introduction to Chapter 7 from Agenda 21 (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development) and "The Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements" from the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements Part 2: Dimensions of Urban Sustainability Land Use and Urban Design 11. Peter Calthorpe, 1993 "The Next American Metropolis" from The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream 12. Jan Gehl, 1980 "Outdoor Space and Outdoor Activities" from Life Between Buildings Transportation: 13. Robert Cervero, 1998 "Transit and the Metropolis: Finding Harmony" from The Transit Metropolis: A Global Inquiry 14. Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy, 1999 "Traffic Calming" from Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence 15. John Pucher, Charles Komanoff and Paul Shimek, 1999 "Bicycling Renaissance in North America?" Transportation Research A 213 Urban Ecology and Restoration: 16. Ann Whiston Spirn, 1984 "City and Nature" from The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design 17. Tim Beatley, 1994 "Land Development and Endangered Species: Emerging Conflicts" from Habitat Conservation Planning 18. Ann Riley, 1997 "What Is Restoration?" from Restoring Streams in Cities Energy and Materials Use: 19. Herbert Girardet, 1999 "The Metabolism of Cities" from Creating Sustainable Cities 20. John Tillman Lyle, 1994 "Waste as a Resource" from Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development Environmental Justice and Social Equity: 21. Robert Bullard, 1990 "People-of-Color Environmentalism" from Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality (Third Edition) 22. Dolores Hayden, 1984 "Domesticating Urban Space" from Redesigning the American Dream: The Future of Housing, Work, and Family Life Economic Development: 23. David Pearce and Edward B. Barbier, 2000 "The Economic System and Natural Environments" from Blueprint for a Sustainable Economy 24. Paul Hawken, 1997 "Natural Capitalism" Mother Jones 25. Michael Shuman, 1998 "Import Replacement" from Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age Green Architecture and Building: 26. William McDonough, 1993 "Design, Ecology, Ethics and the Making of Things" A sermon given at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City 27. Brenda Vale and Robert Vale, 1991 "Principles of Green Architecture" from Green Architecture 28. David Eisenberg and Peter Yost, 2001 Sustainability and Building Codes" Environmental Building News Part 3: Tools for Sustainability Planning 29. Virginia Maclaren, 1996 "Urban Sustainability Reporting" Journal of the American Planning Association 30. Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees, 1996 "What Is an Ecological Footprint?" from Our Ecological Footprint 31.
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