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Title Sustainable city form / edited by Michael Jenks, Colin Jones
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2010


Description 1 online resource
Series Future city ; v. 2
Future city ; v. 2.
Contents Issues and Concepts -- Elements of Urban Form -- Travel and Mobility -- Environment and Biodiversity -- Social Acceptability -- Energy Use -- Economic Viability -- Adapting the City -- Neighbourhood Design and Sustainable Lifestyles -- Ecological and Psychological Value of Urban Green Space -- Complementarities and Contradictions
Summary The CityForm consortium's latest book, Dimensions of the Sustainable City, is the first book to report on an empirical multi-disciplinary study specifically designed to address urban sustainability. Drawing together the various dimensions of sustainability - economic, social, transport, energy and ecological - the book examines their relationships both to each other and to urban form. The book investigates the sustainability dimensions of cities through a series of projects based on a common list of elements of urban form, and which draw on the consortium's latest research to review the sustainability issues of each dimension. The elements of urban form include density, land use, location, accessibility, transport infrastructure and characteristics of the built environment. The book also addresses issues such as adapting cities, psychological and ecological benefits of green space and sustainable lifestyles, each presenting a critical review of the relevant literature followed by an empirical analysis presenting the key results. Based on studies across five UK cities, the book draws out findings of relevance to sustainable cities worldwide. As well as an invaluable reference to researchers in sustainable planning and urban design, the book will provide a useful text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses and for policy makers dealing with these issues. The CityForm consortium is a multi-disciplinary group of researchers from five universities funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council from 2003-07
Analysis milieu
ruimtelijke ordening
physical planning
sociale wetenschappen
social sciences
energy economics
Architecture (General)
Architectuur (algemeen)
Notes Includes index
Print version record
Subject Sociology, Urban.
Sustainable urban development.
Sustainable urban development -- Great Britain
urban sociology.
Sociology, Urban.
Sustainable urban development.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Jenks, M. (Michael)
Jones, Colin, 1949 January 13-
ISBN 9781402086472