1st Edition

Sustainable Urban Development Volume 4 Changing Professional Practice

Edited By Ian Cooper, Martin Symes Copyright 2009
    326 Pages
    by Routledge

    348 Pages
    by Routledge

    This new book explores how the professions responsible for enhancing the built environment's sustainability seek to deliver this new agenda, offering multi-perspective case studies and discussion to argue for a rethinking of the role of urban development professional.

    Showing how sustainability is rapidly becoming the norm for practitioners, the authors consider new types of professional knowledge, relationships between planning systems and property development, links between public and private sector organisations, ideas about long term responsibilities and new working practices for engaging with the public.

    Foreword Colin Fudge  Preface: A European Perspective Ian Cooper and Martin Symes  1. Introduction Ian Cooper and Martin Symes  Part 1: Changing Processes  2. Sustainable Construction and Policy Learning in Europe: cascades, networks or fragmentation? Yvonne Rydin and Susan Moore  3. Urban Sprawl: challenges for European policy integration and city governance David Ludlow  4. Decision-making Processes in Urban Design Christopher Boyko and Rachel Cooper  5. Sustainable Urban Development and the Professions in the UK: moving from a "zero sum game" towards more deliberative practice? Ian Cooper  6. Sustainable Communities: Policy, Practice and Professional Development: a model for Europe Peter Roberts  Part 2: Changing Institutions 7. Sustainable Construction and Urbanism in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic: challenges of today‚Äôs political and professional context Thomas Scheck, Ger de Vries and Ivan Dejmal  8. Institutional Dynamics and Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Construction in France, Great Britain and the Netherlands Eric Henry and Magali Paris  9. Expertise and Methodology in Building Design for Sustainable Development: a Franco-British comparison Gilles Debizet and Martin Symes  10. New Professional Leadership in France Stephanie Abrial  11. Sustainable Building in Italy: the rules, professions and the market Marco Filippi and Enrico Fabrizio  12. Building Operations and Use Bob Grimshaw  13. Conclusions Ian Cooper and Martin Symes


    Ian Cooper is a partner at Eclipse Research Consultants, Cambridge, UK. Martin Symes is Professor of Architecture and Planning, University of the West of England, UK.