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.
Table of Contents
Foreword Colin Fudge. Preface: A European Perspective 1. Introduction Part 1: Changing Processes 2. Sustainable Construction and Policy Learning in Europe 3. Urban Sprawl: Challenges for European Policy Integration and City Governance 4. Decision-Making Processes in Urban Design 5. Sustainable Urban Development and the Professions in the UK 6. Sustainable Communities: Policy, Practice and Professional Development Part 2: Changing Institutions 7. Sustainable Construction and Urbanism in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic 8. Institutional Dynamics and Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Construction in France, Great Britain and the Netherlands 9. Expertise and Methodology in Building Design for Sustainable Development 10. New Professional Leadership in France 11. Sustainable Building in Italy 12. Building Operations and Use 13. Conclusions
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.