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Achieving Sustainable Urban Form

1st Edition

Edited by Elizabeth Burton, Mike Jenks, Katie Williams


402 pages

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Achieving Sustainable Urban Form represents a major advance in the sustainable development debate. It presents research which defines elements of sustainable urban form - density, size, configuration, detailed design and quality - from macro to micro scale. Case studies from Europe, the USA and Australia are used to illustrate good practice within the fields of planning, urban design and architecture.


This well-written text gives the impression that urban sustainability is always a trade-off between environmental, economic and quality of life aspects - Journal of Housing and the Built Environment

It is the focus on what is actually being done which makes this text stand out from the crowd. Whereas other works in this field tend to deal with theoretical debates, 'Achieving Sustainable Urban Form' remains true to its title. - Dale McFadzean, Scotish Planning & Environmental Law

Table of Contents

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form: An Introduction Part 1 Defining Sustainable Urban Form Part 2 Urban Form and Transport: New Dimensions Part 3 Approaches and Strategies for Achieving Sustainable Urban Form Part 4 Built Form and Design Solutions Achieving Sustainable Urban Form:Conclusions.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development