Urban Design: Green Dimensions

Urban Design: Green Dimensions

by Cliff Moughtin, J. C. Moughtin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750626593

ISBN-13: 9780750626590

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book explores sustainable development and green design in relation to urban structure and built form.

The subject matter of this book is the pattern or structure of the city: it concentrates particularly on the organisation of the public realm. The book aims to relate the main component of urban design to a general theory or urban structuring with a

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This book explores sustainable development and green design in relation to urban structure and built form.

The subject matter of this book is the pattern or structure of the city: it concentrates particularly on the organisation of the public realm. The book aims to relate the main component of urban design to a general theory or urban structuring with a strong design emphasis but within the general field of sustainable city development. Any discussion of urban design that does not address environmental issues has little meaning at a time of declining resources, ozone layer destruction and fears of the greenhouse effect. The book therefore discusses built form, street block, quarter, city centres and city structure in terms of energy conservation and sustainability.

This book will be valuable in raising awareness and generating debate as well as providing useful reference material. It not only observes and documents the roots and growth of green design but will influence design, transport and policy for the future.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750626590
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Urban Design Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

1The environmental crisis and sustainable development1
2Energy, buildings and pollution23
3Energy, transport and pollution45
4The region and sustainable development59
5The urban park77
6City metaphor93
7City form119
8The city quarter159
9The urban street block193
10Conclusion217

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