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The British Papers

Current Thinking on Sustainable City Design, 1st Edition

Edited by Angela Brady

RIBA Publishing

88 pages

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Paperback: 9781859466032
pub: 2015-04-15
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The British Papers is a collection of invited essays and opinions from architectural and urban –design leaders, as a snapshot of current thinking and approaches to sustainable city-making.

This series of essays, compiled and edited by Angela Brady, brings together the thoughts of leading figures in the industry – such as Richard Rogers, Sir Terry Farrell, and Judit Kimpian to name but a few – to share their particular viewpoints about latest design thinking. This wide ranging collection of essays covers everything from Historic England (English Heritage) Carol Pyrah, promoting regeneration via constructive conservation to the Academy of Urbanism Steven Bee, discussing how our history, culture and identity anchor us in place and time. Our top universities – the LSE, Manchester and Birmingham among others – are key to shaping our city-design thinking and creative architects and engineers pave the way with their innovative ideas and projects – and this collection of essays is a testament to their hard work, creativity and ingenuity.

Reviews

‘The compact city is the only sustainable way of housing a growing urban population. This means creating well-designed neighbourhoods with a live-work mix, and housing affordable to rich and poor, connecting them with walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure, and making public space that is open for all. Allowing sprawl not only destroys valuable natural resources, but also robs cities of the vitality, and potential for meeting friends and strangers, that is the bedrock of civilised society. It is exciting to see the breadth of architectural and design thinking in this collection of essays. I hope it will be widely read, not just by architects and planners, but by the politicians who lead our cities.’ - Richard Rogers KBE

‘It’s good to have a collection of essays with viewpoints from many different backgrounds. Sustainable city making is a collective endeavour and requires industry, government and communities to come together and shape a vision of the future. In the Farrell Review of architecture and the built environment, I made the point that more collaborative and proactive planning is needed to create resilient and adaptive communities. There are many lessons to be learned from these papers about quality design and placemaking.’ - Sir Terry Farrell, Farrells

‘The debate on the future of cities is intrinsically linked to the future of mankind. This collection of essays provides an important overview of the profoundly significant role that the form of the city and the design of buildings play in creating social and environmentally balanced eco-systems.’- Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies, Director, LSE Cities and Urban Age

‘The strength of great places derives from their diversity. This collection of perspectives is similarly diverse. It offers fresh insights that I hope will stimulate further reflection and action to help shape and sustain better places. The Academy of Urbanism promotes better understanding of successful urbanism through learning from place, and celebrates its essential components – Space, Place, Life – through its Annual Urbanism Awards. These papers reflect a similar enthusiasm for and commitment to better places.' - Steven Bee, Chairman, Academy of Urbanism and Principal, Steven Bee Urban Counsel

Table of Contents

PPRIBA An Integrated Planning and Design Strategy for Urbanising City Regions in China and Asia

Professor Peter Head and Professor Laura Lee

The Electric City

Professor Ricky Burdett and Philipp Rode

London: The Compact City

Richard Rogers KBE

High-Speed Stations: A Catalyst for Economic Growth

Sir Terry Farrell

Public Transport TFL Sustainable Urban Design: Public Versus Private Transport

Robin Buckle

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Promoting Sustainable Lifestyles

Kathryn Firth

Sustainable Urban Design and UK Specialism

Thomas Bender

Constructive Conservation: English Heritage’s Approach

Carol Pyrah

History, Culture and Identity

Steven Bee

What Is Green Design?

Dr Ken Yeang

Prototyping Innovation and New Systems for Sustainable Architecture

Bill Dunster OBE

Sustainable Urban Design

Chris Wilkinson OBE

Towards a Low-Carbon Design for the Middle East

Nigel Eckersall

Does the Manic Pace of Construction Leave Enough Time and Space for Critical Thinking?

Angela Brady

PPRIBA Second Nature Urban Agriculture: Designing the Productive City

Andre Viljoen and Professor Katrin Bohn

Urban Vegetation and UrbanAir Quality

Professor A. R. MacKenzie

The Cooling Effects of Trees

Professor Roland Ennos

The Trees and Design Action Group

Sue James

Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change

Professor Susan Roaf

Education, Research and Development

Professor Alan Penn

Evaluating the Energy Performance of Your Property

Dr Judit Kimpian

Creating Sustainable Communities: Process, Place, People

Charles Campion

Protecting the Uniqueness of Each City

David Twohig and Robert Tincknell

New City: Old City A Design Process Locked into Context, Community and Climate

Roddy Langmuir

The Living City: The Role of Technology in Planning, Design and Constructing More Sustainable Cities

Andrew Comer

Low Carbon and Cities: The Future

Simon Sturgis

How to Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century

Justin Bere

A New Kind of Suburbia

Neil Deely

Wilderness City

Bryan Avery

So Watt About China: The Power of 7 Billion Watts. (What’s…? What, Me?)

David Hampton

City of Shallow Hollows

Owen O’Carroll

About the Editor

Angela Brady is a Director at award winning private practice Brady Mallalieu Architects Ltd, with Robin Mallalieu. Angela was elected President of Royal Institute of British Architects (2011-2013). She reaches a wide public audience as a professional TV broadcaster, promoting Architecture on TV and Radio, along with published articles in books, magazines and blogs as well as running design workshops in schools and galleries as a STEMnet ambassador.

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