The Sustainable Urban Development Reader / Edition 1

The Sustainable Urban Development Reader / Edition 1

by Timothy Beatley

ISBN-10: 041531187X

ISBN-13: 9780415311878

Pub. Date: 03/12/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book brings together classic readings from a wide variety of sources to investigate how our cities and towns can become more sustainable.  See more details below


This book brings together classic readings from a wide variety of sources to investigate how our cities and towns can become more sustainable.

Product Details

Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
Routledge Urban Reader Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

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

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