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Author Burton, Elizabeth.

Title Achieving Sustainable Urban Form
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (398 pages)
Contents Cover; Achieving Sustainable Urban Form; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Achieving Sustainable Urban Form: An Introduction; Part 1 Defining Sustainable Urban Form; Introduction; Models and Pathways: The Diversity of Sustainable Urban Futures; The Potential of the Compact City for Promoting Social Equity; Does Intensifying Cities Make them More Sustainable?; Urban Form and Environmental Performance; Energy, Transport and Urban Form in Australia; The New Millennium and the New Urban Paradigm: The Compact City in Practice
Housing Form, Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas EmissionsUrban Form and Ecosystem Dynamics: Empirical Evidence and Practical Implications; The 'Ground Rules' of Sustainable Urban Form; Part 2 Urban Form and Transport: New Dimensions; Introduction; Sustainable Urban Form: The Big Picture; The Transport Implications of Alternative Urban Forms; Accessibility in Swedish Towns; The Contribution of Mixed Land Uses to Sustainable Travel in Cities; Assessing the Sustainability of Urban Development Policies; The Exploding City Region: Should It, Can It, Be Reversed?
Land Use, Transport and People: Identifying the ConnectionsPart 3 Approaches and Strategies for Achieving Sustainable Urban Form; Introduction; Development/Demonstration: An Adaptive Strategy; Sustainable Urban Management Systems; Urban Form and the Sustainability of Urban Systems: Theory and Practice in a Northern Conurbation; Compact Cities, Environmental Conflicts and Policy Strategies: Complexity as a Criterion for Decision Making; The Acceptability of Urban Intensification; Sustainable Development Comes of Age: The Thames Environment 21 Experience
Sustainable Social Housing for No Extra Cost?A Sustainable Urban Matrix: Achieving Sustainable Urban Form in Residential Buildings; Achieving Sustainable Urban Form through the Adaptive Re-Use of Buildings for Residential Use; Achieving Sustainable Urban Form: Conclusions; References; Index
The Kent Design Initiative: Towards a Sustainable FutureReview of the Wycombe District Local Plan: Comparative Strategic Site Assessment -- the Goals Achievement Matrix; Part 4 Built Form and Design Solutions; Introduction; The Contribution of Urban Villages to Sustainable Development; Generating Models of Urban Sustainability: Vienna's Westbahnhof Sustainable Hill Town; Sustainable Development in Southern California: The Case of Playa Vista; The Hulme Estate and the 'Homes for Change' Development: Britain's First Major Sustainable Housing Project; Sustainable Urban Renewal: Kolding Denmark
Summary Achieving Sustainable Urban Form represents a major advance in the sustainable development debate. It presents research which defines elements of sustainable urban form - density, size, configuration, detailed design and quality - from macro to micro scale. Case studies from Europe, the USA and Australia are used to illustrate good practice within the fields of planning, urban design and architecture
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Subject Cities and towns -- Growth.
City planning.
Sociology, Urban.
Sustainable development.
Cities and towns -- Growth.
City planning.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban Development.
Sociology, Urban.
Sustainable development.
Form Electronic book
Author Jenks, M. (Michael)
Williams, Katie.
ISBN 0203827929