By the end of the twenty-first century it is thought that three-quarters of the world’s population will be urban; our future is in cities. Making these cities healthy, vibrant and sustainable is an exceptional challenge which this book addresses. It sets out some of the basic principles of the design of our future cities and, through a series of carefully-selected case studies from leading designers’ experience, illustrates how these ideas can be put into practice.
Building on the first edition's original format of design guidance and case studies, this new edition updates the ideas and techniques resulting from further research and practice by the contributors. This book emphasises the enormous progress made towards exciting new designs that integrate good design with resource efficiency.
Table of Contents
Introduction Adam Ritchie & Randall Thomas Part 1: The Toolkit 1. Urban Planning and Design Patrick Clarke 2. Transportation Robert Thorne, William Filmer-Sankey & Anthony Alexander 3. Landscape and Nature in the City Chritina von Borcke 4. Building Design Randall Thomas & Adam Ritchie 5. Energy and Information Randall Thomas & Adam Ritchie 6. Materials Sarah Royse 7. Water Randall Thomas & Adam Ritchie 8. Waste and Resource Adam Ritchie Summary Adam Ritchie Part 2: Case Studies 11. Coopers Road Estate Regeneraiton, Southwark, London David Turrent 12. Parkmount: Streetscape and Solar Design Richard Partington 13. Coin Street Housing: the Architecture of Engagement Graham Haworth 14. Sustainable Design in an Urban Context: 3 Case Studies Alan Short 15. BEDzed: Beddington Zero-fossil Energy Development Bill Dunster 16. Bo01 and Flagghusen: Ecological City Districts in Malmo, Sweden Eva Dalman & Cecilia von Sceele 17. Stonebridge: Negotiating between Traditional and Modernist Models of City Housing Chris Watson 18. 'Made in Stockwell' and Deptford Wharves Katie Tonkinson & Adam Ritchie 19. Millennium Water: Vancouver's Olympic Village, Canada Rachel Moscovich
Adam Ritchie is a Partner of Max Fordham LLP and leads the practice’s sustainable urban design group.
Randall Thomas is a consultant to Max Fordham LLP, a Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Sustainable Environmental Design at Kingston University.