The Ecological City and the City Effect
Essays on the Urban Planning Requirements for the Sustainable City
First published in 1997, this volume responds to the increasingly urgent issue of degradation of the urban environment. It moves beyond the indirect environmentalism up until the 1990s, examining urban degradation and how urban planning can be directly applied to the concept of an ecological city. Particular focus is given to the Italian government’s ‘Urban Environment Programme’, a 10 year plan for the environment.
Archibugi’s study forms part of an international monograph publishing series covering new research into the ‘green’ issues such as government, corporate and public responses to environmental hazards, the economics of green policies and the effectiveness of environmental protection programmes.
Table of Contents
1. A Strategy for the Modern City: Research Lines Aimed at the Identification of ‘Optimal Centrality’. 2. The Degradation of the Urban Environment: the Planological Approach. 3. Centralities and Peripheries: A New Strategy for the Recovery of the Urban Environment. 4. Urban Planning and Ecology: What Relationship? 5. The ‘Urban Mobility Integrated Basin’: A Prerequisite of Rational Planning. 6. The Urban Labour Basin: Misleading Formulations. 7. The Land-use/Resources Matrix: An Instrument for Environmental Planning. 8. Ecological Equilibrium and Territorial Planning: the Italian Case. 9. The ‘Urban Environment Programme’ of the Italian Government Ten Year Plan for the Environment (Decamb).