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viii, 296 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Preface.Chapter 1: Big Feet, Small Planet.Chapter 2: In the Beginning.Chapter 3: From Rome to Edo.Chapter 4: Technology-Triumph and Tragedy.Chapter 5: Globalisation and Megacity Growth.Chapter 6: Cities as Eco-Technical Systems.Chapter 7: Transport and the City.Chapter 8: Creating Liveable Cities.Chapter 9: Solar Cities-From Theory to Practice.Chapter 10: Towards Zero Waste.Chapter 11: Using Water Efficiently.Chapter 12: Relearning Urban Agriculture.Chapter 13: Building EcoPolis.Notes.Bibliography.Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470852842 20160527
There is a huge amount of interest in the future of the planet and how architecture and design can contribute to this. This book considers the ecological design of the city and includes ideas and best practice examples of ecological architectural and urban design around the world. The tone of the book is extremely accessible as it demonstrates how small changes in one area of the world can have impacts elsewhere. It gives an optimistic view and leaves the reader fascinated at the intricacies of the planet's ecosystems and how architecture and urban design can affect it. * Examples range from Ladbroke Grove solar city in London to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Copenhagen, Curitiba, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Helsinki, Portland Oregon, New York and New Delhi * It is an extremely well rounded book with a balance of focus across history and around the world * It is set to be a complete and comprehensive work on this popular area * It is written by one of the leading figures in this field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470852842 20160527
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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viii, 320 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • Preface.Chapter 1. Big Feet, Small Plant.Chapter 2. In the Beginning.Chapter 3. From Rome to Edo.Chapter 4. Technology-Triumph and Tragedy.Chapter 5. Globalisation and Megacity Growth.Chapter 6. Cities as Eco-Technical Systems.Chapter7. Transport and the City.Chapter 8. Creating Liveable Cities.Chapter 9. Solar Cities-From Theory to Practice.Chapter 10. Towards Zero Waste.Chapter 11. Using Water Efficiently.Chapter 12. Relearning Urban Agriculture.Chapter 13. Building EcoPolis.Chapter 14. Cities in the Age of Climate Change.Notes.Bibliography.Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470772706 20160528
Urban growth is changing the condition of humanity and the face of the earth. Half the world's people now live in cities, with most of the other half depending on them for their economic survival. Mega-cities of ten million or more people are the largest, most complex structures ever made. They are the Central hubs of modern economies and their transport systems. The resource use and waste discharge of contemporary cities dominate the human presence on earth. Fossil fuel technology powers modern urbanization, but in the coming decades many cities will become vulnerable to the rising tides of climate change.Across the world, we need a revolution in 'future-proofing' our cities, dramatically increasing their energy efficiency, switching to renewable energy technology and mimicking natural zero-waste ecosystems. Since its publication in 2004, "Cities People Planet" has established itself as the classic book on urbanization. With this new edition, the fast-moving text and ninety case studies of leading-edge city initiatives the world over, have been supplemented by a new chapter that looks at how cities are constructively tackling climate change as the changes to both the biosphere and the atmosphere have become undisputed and as the depletion of natural resources are becoming a major constraint.Girardet discusses the work that has been done in established cities such as Heidelberg in Germany, Adelaide in Australia and working in the UK, as well as the pioneering efforts that are being undertake in eco-cities such as Dongtan, near Shanghai, where an entire metropolis is being built from scratch for half a million inhabitants. Praise for 1st edition of "Cities People Planet": 'Timely textbook' - "Ecologist", March 2005. 'This book is as good a place as any to start on the topic sustainability' - "RIBA Journal", March 2005.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470772706 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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[xiii], 203 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This work argues that cities can be sustainable, and that their high population density makes them good for the environment and more efficient in their use of resources. It aims to make political institutions aware of their important role in the management and development of cities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853833540 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

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