Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

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Paperback - August 2015 - AU $64.99

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.

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Paperback | August 2015 | $ 64.99
ISBN: 9781610913423 | 304 pages
Publisher: Island Press, USA


Jonathan Barnett is an emeritus Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning, and former director of the Urban Design Program, at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an architect and planner as well as an educator, and is the author of numerous books and articles on the theory and practice of city design.

Larry Beasley is the former Chief Planner for the City of Vancouver. He is currently the Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning at the University of British Columbia and the founding principal of Beasley and Associates, an international planning consultancy. Beasley is a Member of the Order of Canada, his country’s premier civilian honour for lifetime achievement.