Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World

Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World

by Patrick M. Condon, Robert Yaro
ISBN-10:
1597266507
ISBN-13:
9781597266505
Pub. Date:
04/23/2010
Publisher:
Island Press
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Overview

Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World

Questions of how the design of cities can respond to the challenge of climate change dominate the thoughts of urban planners and designers across the U.S. and Canada. With admirable clarity, Patrick Condon responds to these questions. He addresses  transportation, housing equity, job distribution, economic development, and ecological systems issues and synthesizes his knowledge and research into a simple-to-understand set of urban design recommendations.

No other book so clearly connects the form of our cities to their ecological, economic, and social consequences. No other book takes on this breadth of complex and contentious issues and distills them down to such convincing and practical solutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597266505
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 04/23/2010
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

About Island Press,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
Foreword,
CHAPTER 1 - Introduction,
CHAPTER 2 - Restore the Streetcar City,
CHAPTER 3 - Design an Interconnected Street System,
CHAPTER 4 - Locate Commercial Services, Frequent Transit, and Schools within a Five-minute Walk,
CHAPTER 5 - Locate Good Jobs Close to Affordable Homes,
CHAPTER 6 - Provide a Diversity of Housing Types,
CHAPTER 7 - Create a Linked System of Natural Areas and Parks,
CHAPTER 8 - Invest in Lighter, Greener, Cheaper, Smarter Infrastructure,
Conclusion,
Acknowledgments,
References,
Index,
Island Press | Board of Directors,

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