Sustainable Transportation Planning

Author: Jeffrey Tumlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470540931
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities' economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. The book begins with criticism of conventional transportation practice, noting how the profession's usual tools have exacerbated rather than solved the congestion problems they were designed to address. More importantly, past practice has made transportation the biggest single producer of CO2 emissions in North America"--

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability

Author: Joshua Zeunert
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472590635
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Winner of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Excellence Award (Research and Communication) 2017 Winner of the AILA VIC Excellence Award (Research and Communication) 2017 Highly Commended (Communication and Presentation) Landscape Institute Awards 2018 Landscape architecture has a pivotal role in ensuring environmental sustainability through design interventions. This book takes a broad look at strategies and completed projects to provide the reader with a strong understanding of the sustainability challenges being faced by designers today, and potential routes to addressing them. The book covers essential concepts of landscape architecture and environmental sustainability, including: - Ecology, multifunctional landscapes and sensitive intervention - Remediation, cleansing and environmental infrastructure - Social sustainability, design activism and healthy landscapes - Food systems, productive landscapes and transportation - Performance ratings, materials and life cycles Through case studies from around the world and interviews with leading landscape architects and practitioners, this book invites discussion about possible future scenarios, relevant theories and project responses in landscape environmental design. With hundreds of color images throughout the book, and additional study material in the companion website, Joshua Zeunert provides an overview of the multidimensional qualities of landscape sustainability.

Environmental Planning Handbook

Author: Tom Daniels
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351177559
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Environmental protection is a global issue. But most of the action is happening at the local level. How can communities keep their air clean, their water pure, and their people and property safe from climate and environmental hazards? Newly updated, The Environmental Planning Handbook gives local governments, nonprofits, and citizens the guidance they need to create an action plan they can implement now. It’s essential reading for a post-Katrina, post-Sandy world.

Urban Sustainability in the US

Author: Melissa Keeley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319932969
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Cities are stepping forward to address the critical sustainability challenges of the 21st century. Meeting the demands of complex issues requires municipalities to evaluate problems and their solutions in more holistic, integrated, and collaborative ways. Drawn from plans and progress reports from more than fifty US cities, this book examines how urban leaders conceptualize sustainability, plan effective strategies, and take action. Chapters examine various topical themes including equity, the green economy, climate change, energy, transportation, water, green space, and waste. Throughout the text, the authors highlight best practices in innovative solutions, recognizing the multiple benefits of sustainability projects, environmental justice, governance, education and communication.

Charter of the New Urbanism

Author: Congress for the New Urbanism
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Prof Med/Tech
ISBN: 0071806075
Format: PDF, Kindle
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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE PRINCIPLES OF NEW URBANISM--FULLY REVISED The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions. Thoroughly updated to cover the latest environmental, economic, and social implications of urban design, Charter of the New Urbanism, Second Edition features insightful writing from 62 authors on each of the Charter's principles. Real-world case studies, plans, and examples are included throughout. This pioneering guide explains how to restore urban centers, reconfigure sprawling suburbs, conserve environmental assets, and preserve our built legacy. It examines communities at three separate but interdependent levels: The region: Metropolis, city, and town Neighborhood, district, and corridor Block, street, and building Featuring new photos and illustrations, this practical, up-to-date resource is invaluable for design professionals, developers, planners, elected officials, and citizen activists. New coverage includes: Urban-to-Rural Transect Form-based codes Light Imprint community design Retrofitting suburbia Tactical Urbanism Canons of Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism And much more Essays by: Randall Arendt G. B. Arrington Jonathan Barnett Stephanie Bothwell Peter Calthorpe Thomas J. Comitta Victor Dover Andrés Duany Douglas Farr Geoffrey Ferrell Ray Gindroz Ken Greenberg Jacky Grimshaw Douglas Kelbaugh Léon Krier Walter Kulash Bill Lennertz William Lieberman Wendy Morris Elizabeth Moule John O. Norquist Myron Orfield Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk Stefanos Polyzoides Shelley R. Poticha Mark M. Schimmenti Daniel Solomon Laurie Volk Robert D. Yaro Todd Zimmerman Commentaries by: Laurence Aurbach Kaid Benfield Phillip Bess Howard Blackson Hazel Borys Patrick Condon Ann Daigle Ellen Dunham-Jones Ethan Goffman Richard Allen Hall Tony Hiss Jennifer Hurley James Howard Kunstler Gianni Longo Tom Low Michael Lydon John Massengale Michael Mehaffy Anne Vernez Moudon Steven Mouzon Paul Murrain Nathan Norris Russell Preston Henry R. Richmond Daniel Slone Sandy Sorlien Robert Steuteville Galina Tachieva Emily Talen Dhiru Thadani Marc A. Weiss June Williamson

Collage City

Author: Colin Rowe
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 9783764356088
Format: PDF, Docs
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«Collage City» ist eine Kritik der modernen Architektur und zugleich der Aufruf, Theorie und Praxis von Planung und Städtebau zu überdenken. Colin Rowe und Fred Koetter erklären die moderne Architektur als Heilsbotschaft und den modernen Städtebau als Versuch, eine Idealvorstellung von totaler Ordnung zu verwirklichen.

Tod und Leben gro er amerikanischer St dte

Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3035602123
Format: PDF
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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.