Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs
Seeks to demonstrate that a sustainable built and natural environment can be achieved through ecodesign.
Jonathan Barnett and Larry Beasley demonstrate that a sustainable built and natural environment can be achieved through ecodesign, which integrates the practice of planning and urban design with environmental conservation, through business practices, programs, and regulations already in use in most communities. Ecodesign helps adapt the design of our built environment to both a changing climate and a rapidly growing world, creating more desirable places in the process. + Full description
In six illustrated chapters, the authors share ecodesign concepts and illustrate how to implement them. They provide an array of solutions, including the importance of conserving natural systems while also adapting to climate change; minimising highway and airport congestion through more compact development and increased convenience of walking, cycling and public transport; creating an inviting and environmentally responsible public realm out of parks, streets and forgotten spaces; and crafting regulations to fulfill consumer preferences.- Short description