Cities people planet: liveable cities for a sustainable world

Wiley-Academy, 2004 M12 15 - 296 páginas
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

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Herbert Girardet is a leading author on sustainable development. He is author and co-author of eight books, and of many TV documentaries on this subject. He is a UN Global 500 Award recipient and an honorary fellow of The Royal Institute of British Architects. He is chairman of the Schumacher Society, UK. He is Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England, University of Northumbria and Middlesex University. He has been a consultant to many clients, including UN Habitat, the Greater London Authority, The London Development Agency and The Corporation of London, and the cities of Adelaide and Vienna. He has recently become Director of Research of the World Future Council Initiative.

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