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Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design

About the Series

All books in this series are authored and/or edited by leading academics and practitioners in the field of sustainable design.

While there has been an immense amount of theory and technology focused writing published on the topic of sustainable design, many of these books have failed to introduce readers to the wider challenge of what the re-thinking of design, production, operation and recycling of all products, buildings and cities really means.

Sustainability is not a passing fashion and people are constantly searching for more information, ideas and products in this area. This new book series will aim to develop a more coherent theoretical framework for how different theories of sustainable design might engage with the practice of architects, designers, urban planners and related professions. The knowledge gained from this book series will equip the readers with the tools for realising the full potential of the good intentions of sustainable design.

The aim is that these books will provide a novel alignment of interdisciplinary perspectives on the problems of global consumerism, sustainable design and strategies to avoid resource waste, on the scales of products, buildings, districts and cities.

The books will become essential reading for architects, industrial designers, urban designers and researchers/students in these disciplines. Potential readers for the books will also include industry and government agencies. Global relevance and the potential for use as textbooks will be essential.

The book series will become a highly useful addition to the literature on sustainable design, urban development and city culture, focusing on the key topics encountered by students and scholars of urban studies, pointing towards related bibliographic material.

If you have an idea for the series then please contact the series editor.

5 Series Titles

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Informality through Sustainability Urban Informality Now

Informality through Sustainability: Urban Informality Now

1st Edition

Edited By Antonino Di Raimo, Steffen Lehmann, Alessandro Melis
December 31, 2020

Informality through Sustainability explores the phenomenon of informality within urban settlements and aims to unravel the subtle links between informal settlements and sustainability. Penetrating its global profile and considering urban informality through an understanding of local implications, ...

Growing Compact Urban Form, Density and Sustainability

Growing Compact: Urban Form, Density and Sustainability

1st Edition

Edited By Joo Hwa P. Bay, Steffen Lehmann
July 06, 2017

Growing Compact: Urban Form, Density and Sustainability explores and unravels the phenomena, links and benefits between density, compactness and the sustainability of cities. It looks at the socio-climatic implications of density and takes a more holistic approach to sustainable urbanism by ...

Low Carbon Cities Transforming Urban Systems

Low Carbon Cities: Transforming Urban Systems

1st Edition

Edited By Steffen Lehmann
November 05, 2014

Low Carbon Cities is a book for practitioners, students and scholars in architecture, urban planning and design. It features essays on ecologically sustainable cities by leading exponents of urban sustainability, case studies of the new directions low carbon cities might take and investigations of ...

Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment

Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Crocker, Steffen Lehmann
August 29, 2013

Today’s most pressing challenges require behaviour change at many levels, from the city to the individual. This book focuses on the collective influences that can be seen to shape change. Exploring the underlying dimensions of behaviour change in terms of consumption, media, social innovation and...

Designing for Zero Waste Consumption, Technologies and the Built Environment

Designing for Zero Waste: Consumption, Technologies and the Built Environment

1st Edition

Edited By Steffen Lehmann, Robert Crocker
January 10, 2012

Designing for Zero Waste is a timely, topical and necessary publication. Materials and resources are being depleted at an accelerating speed and rising consumption trends across the globe have placed material efficiency, waste reduction and recycling at the centre of many government policy agendas,...

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