There is need for change in our currently unsustainable cities. Carefully outlining paths towards better, sustainable ways of urban living, this book proposes a radical change in the ways we conceive and live our urban environments.
Bringing together diverse cultural and disciplinary views on urban sustainability, eighteen leading academics and practitioners in sustainable architecture and urbanism explore global concerns of sustainability and urbanity.
This broad range of issues are clearly articulated and linked to concrete places and projects, merging research and cutting-edge design investigations to promote environmentally and culturally sensitive urban futures.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Towards a Theory of eco-urbanity Darko Radovic Part 1: The compact city, strategies and success stories 1. eco-urbanity: the Framework of an Idea Darko Radovic 2. The Barcelona Agenda: Reuse, Compactness and Green Oriol Clos 3. From Industrial Cities to eco-urbanity – the Melbourne Case Study Rob Adams 4. The Sustainable City as a Fine-grained City David Sim 5. From the Compact City to the Defragmented City: Another Route towards Sustainable Urban Form? Mike Jenks Part 2: Other cultures, approaches and strategies 6. Designing for Shrinkage: Fibercity 2050, Tokyo Ohno Hidetoshi 7. Excavating the Lost Commons: Creating Green Spaces and Water Corridors for eco-urban Infrastructure Ishikawa Mikiko 8. Continuity and Departure: A Case Study of Singapore’s Nankin Street Heng Chye Kiang 9. The Cultural Challenge for Sustainable Cities: Coping with Sprawl in Bangkok and Melbourne Sidh Sintusingha 10. Geometries of Life and Formlessness: The Theoretical Legacies of Historical Beijing Zhu Jianfei 11. Eco-city? eco-urbanity? Arvind Krishan Part 3: Other scales and sensibilities 12. eco-urbanism: An Israeli Perspective Arie Rahamimoff 13. Bringing Back Nature and Re-invigorating the City Centre Kengo Kuma 14. Sustainable Design towards a Positive Spiral Kodama Yuichiro 15. Creating a Cemetery: Architecture that Sustains Cultural Forms Naito Hiroshi 16. Towards Well-Mannered Built Environments Darko Radovic
Darko Radovic teaches architecture and urban design at the University of Melbourne. He has taught, researched and practised architecture and urbanism in Europe, Australia and Asia. eco-urbanity was conceived during his professorship at the University of Tokyo's Department of Engineering Centre for Sustainable Urban Regeneration.