The invited essays in Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment represent up-to-date research and investigation into the various aspects of heritage and sustainability in the Islamic Built environments. They include an analysis of the problems that cities in the Islamic world face as they confront the forces of globalization and new development. The book embraces a wide array of principles, strategies and precedents that are instrumental to the design of cities and communities in Islamic regions in order to sustain their cultural and environmental vitality. The book's contributors also provide the background on Islamic societies that is necessary in order to comprehend their rich architectural heritage and urban form. This richly illustrated book is an important addition to the literature and will be of interest not only to design professionals and students of architecture, but also, given its urbane and jargon-free use of language, could appeal across several disciplines such as urban geography, social sciences, literary studies and more. Includes over 100 color photos, as well a black white photos and color and black and white illustrations.