Presenting diverse case studies of contemporary sustainable urban practice from Europe, Africa, India, South America, the USA and Australia, this book offers the reader a fantastic wealth of practical material from a range of internationally renowned authors.
Each practical case study has addressed issues and then offered solutions to implement sustainable cities across a range of urban scales and cultures. Urgent design challenges explored include population density, recreating infrastructure that supports carbon neutral or low carbon (emission) intensive urban activities, and retrofitting for sustainability.
Highly illustrated, thematically focused and with superb global coverage, this book presents a multi-voiced and yet highly cohesive reference for anyone interested in green issues in urban design and architecture.
"Readers of a certain age will appreciate the resonance with ‘newspeak’, George Orwell’s inventive portrayal of the role language plays in shaping thought and behaviour." – Construction Management and Economics
"This book would appeal to professionals in the disciplines of planning, urban design, infrastructure, architecture, sustainability, land use management and sociology who require a concise introduction to contemporary land use challenges in building and planning sustainable cities. Certainly the case studies could provide stimulating material to supplement university teaching in these disciplines." - Caroline Osborne, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management