The Sustainable Urban Development Reader

Author: Stephen Maxwell Wheeler,Stephen Wheeler,Timothy Beatley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415311878

Category: Architecture

Page: 348

View: 2943

Bringing together classic readings from a wide variety of sources, this key book investigates how our cities and towns can become more sustainable. Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, whilst the editors' introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning exercises, and further reading. Providing background in theory, practical application, and vision, in a clear, accessible format, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader is an essential resource for students, professionals, and indeed anyone interested in the future of urban environments.

Sustainable Urban Development Reader

Author: Stephen M. Wheeler,Timothy Beatley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317672178

Category: Architecture

Page: 612

View: 340

Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary readings giving a broad introduction to this topic. It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, before presenting readings on a number of dimensions of the sustainability concept. Topics covered include land use and urban design, transportation, ecological planning and restoration, energy and materials use, economic development, social and environmental justice, and green architecture and building. All sections have a concise editorial introduction that places the selection in context and suggests further reading. Additional sections cover tools for sustainable development, international sustainable development, visions of sustainable community and case studies from around the world. The book also includes educational exercises for individuals, university classes, or community groups, and an extensive list of recommended readings. The anthology remains unique in presenting a broad array of classic and contemporary readings in this field, each with a concise introduction placing it within the context of this evolving discourse. The Sustainable Urban Development Reader presents an authoritative overview of the field using original sources in a highly readable format for university classes in urban studies, environmental studies, the social sciences, and related fields. It also makes a wide range of sustainable urban planning-related material available to the public in a clear and accessible way, forming an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the future of urban environments.

The City Reader

Author: Richard T. LeGates,Frederic Stout

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317606264

Category: Architecture

Page: 776

View: 7466

The sixth edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city to provide the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies and Planning old and new. The City Reader is the anchor volume in the Routledge Urban Reader Series and is now integrated with all ten other titles in the series. This edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as compact cities, urban history, place making, sustainable urban development, globalization, cities and climate change, the world city network, the impact of technology on cities, resilient cities, cities in Africa and the Middle East, and urban theory. The new edition places greater emphasis on cities in the developing world, globalization and the global city system of the future. The plate sections have been revised and updated. Sixty generous selections are included: forty-four from the fifth edition, and sixteen new selections, including three newly written exclusively for The City Reader. The sixth edition keeps classic writings by authors such as Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and Louis Wirth, as well as the best contemporary writings of, among others, Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, and Kenneth Jackson. In addition to newly commissioned selections by Yasser Elshestawy, Peter Taylor, and Lawrence Vale, new selections in the sixth edition include writings by Aristotle, Peter Calthorpe, Alberto Camarillo, Filip DeBoech, Edward Glaeser, David Owen, Henri Pirenne, The Project for Public Spaces, Jonas Rabinovich and Joseph Lietman, Doug Saunders, and Bish Sanyal. The anthology features general and section introductions as well as individual introductions to the selected articles introducing the authors, providing context, relating the selection to other selection, and providing a bibliography for further study. The sixth edition includes fifty plates in four plate sections, substantially revised from the fifth edition.

Slow Life

neue Kreativität und Lebensqualität durch die Verwirklichung von Eigenzeit

Author: Jean-Carl Honoré

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570500378

Category:

Page: 349

View: 8486

Darstellung der weltweiten äSlow-Bewegungä. Durch Entschleunigung in allen Lebensbereichen soll mehr Lebensqualität erreicht werden.

Zukunft Stadt

Europas Quartiere

Author: Katja Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Urban renewal

Page: 160

View: 6495


Eco2 Cities

Ecological Cities as Economic Cities

Author: Hiroaki Suzuki,Arish Dastur,Sebastian Moffatt,Nanae Yabuki,Hinako Maruyama

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 358

View: 4537

The World Bank's new Eco2 Cities Initiative is strongly grounded in the realities and challenges faced by cities in developing countries. Over the past 30 years, Curitiba's sustained experiences have taught us that cost and affordability are not major barriers to achieving ecologically and economically sustainable urban development. Curitiba presents a creative and inspiring approach that can be adapted to the circumstances of almost any city. We are proud and honored that the World Bank has chosen to reflect on these lessons. Like many other cities across the world, Curitiba continues to work toward the social, cultural and economic inclusion of new generations of citizens who are in search of employment, education, a healthy living environment and a place they can proudly call their home. Today, as cities in developing countries face the pivotal and urgent challenge of urban sustainability, it is very encouraging to us that the World Bank has strongly and assertively moved forward with the launching of the Eco2 Cities Initiative. In the years to come, we look forward to working with this program. The World Bank now stands out as a committed partner of the city---a partner with the ability and mandate to drive meaningful and lasting change. Beto Richa, Mayor of Curitiba, Brazil rbanization in developing countries is a defining feature of the 21st century. About 90 percent of global urban growth now takes place in developing countries, and between 2000 and 2030, the entire built-up urban area in developing countries is projected to triple. Global urban expansion poses a fundamental challenge and opportunity for cities, nations and the international development community. It sets forth before us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to plan, develop, build and manage cities that are simultaneously more ecologically and economically sustainable. We have a short time horizon within which to affect the trajectory of urbanization in a lasting and powerful way. The decisions we make together today can lock-in systemic benefits for current and future generations. The Eco2 Cities Initiative appears at a critical historic juncture in relation to this challenge and opportunity.

Die offene Stadt. Eine Ethik des Bauens und Bewohnens

Author: Richard Sennett

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446261567

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 3190

Im Jahr 2050 werden zwei Drittel aller Menschen in Städten leben – wie können Bewohner mit unterschiedlichen kulturellen und religiösen Hintergründen eine friedliche Koexistenz führen? Richard Sennett stellt die Frage nach der Beziehung zwischen urbanem Planen und konkretem Leben: Wie hat sie sich historisch gewandelt? Wie kann eine offene Stadt aussehen, die geprägt ist von Vielfalt und Veränderung – und in der Bewohner Fähigkeiten zum Umgang mit Unsicherheiten entwickeln? Richard Sennett zeigt, warum wir eine Urbanistik brauchen, die eine enge Zusammenarbeit von Planern und Bewohnern einschließt und voraussetzt – und dass eine Stadt voller Widersprüche urbanes Erleben nicht einengt, sondern bereichert.

Sustainable Urban Development Volume 2

The Environmental Assessment Methods

Author: Mark Deakin,Gordon Mitchell,Peter Nijkamp,Ron Vreeker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134354371

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 9963

In this book, the second of a three-volume series, leading authorities on the methodology of environmental assessment provide a unique insight into questions of critical importance to sustainable urban development. Using the framework and protocols set out in Volume 1, Volume 2 examines how well the environmental assessment methods evaluate the ecological integrity of urban development and equity of the resulting resource distribution. The examination focuses on: the instruments of environmental assessment approaches to environmental assessment based in systems-thinking methods for environmental, economic and social assessments their use in evaluating the sustainability of urban development. The Sustainable Urban Development Series contains the research and debate of the BEQUEST (Building, Environmental Quality Evaluation for Sustainability) network funded by the European Commission. Together the books provide a framework, set of protocols, environmental assessment methods and toolkit for policy makers, academics, professionals and advanced level students in urban planning and studies, as well as other areas of the built environment.

Geographie für Dummies

Author: Charles A. Heatwole

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527813217

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 2052

Bei der Geografie geht es längst nicht nur darum, zu wissen, wo welches Land oder welcher Fluss zu finden ist. "Geografie für Dummies" erklärt Ihnen, wie das geografische Koordinatensystem aufgebaut ist, wie man damit Orte bestimmt und so Karten richtig deutet. Im Mittelpunkt des Buches stehen die Geofaktoren Boden, Wasser und Klima und deren Wechselwirkungen miteinander: Wie formen Vulkane, Erosion und Wetter die Erdoberfläche? Wie beeinflussen die Ozeane das Klima? Und wie ist es möglich, dass Wüste und Regenwald nur durch eine Bergkette voneinander getrennt sind? Aber auch der Einfluss des Menschen kommt nicht zu kurz, so wird auch die urbane, politische und wirtschaftliche Geografie erläutert. Egal, ob Sie wissen möchten, wie das Klima die Erde beeinflusst oder wo ein günstiger Standort für das nächste Eigenheim wäre, dieses Buch liefert Ihnen alle Antworten.

The Urban Design Reader

Author: Michael Larice,Elizabeth Macdonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136205667

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 3635

The second edition of The Urban Design Reader draws together the very best of classic and contemporary writings to illuminate and expand the theory and practice of urban design. Nearly 50 generous selections include seminal contributions from Howard, Le Corbusier, Lynch, and Jacobs to more recent writings by Waldheim, Koolhaas, and Sorkin. Following the widespread success of the first edition of The Urban Design Reader, this updated edition continues to provide the most important historical material of the urban design field, but also introduces new topics and selections that address the myriad challenges facing designers today. The six part structure of the second edition guides the reader through the history, theory and practice of urban design. The reader is initially introduced to those classic writings that provide the historical precedents for city-making into the twentieth century. Part Two introduces the voices and ideas that were instrumental in establishing the foundations of the urban design field from the late 1950s up to the mid-1990s. These authors present a critical reading of the design professions and offer an alternative urban design agenda focused on vital and lively places. The authors in Part Three provide a range of urban design rationales and strategies for reinforcing local physical identity and the creation of memorable places. These selections are largely describing the outcomes of mid-century urban design and voicing concerns over the placeless quality of contemporary urbanism. The fourth part of the Reader explores key issues in urban design and development. Ideas about sprawl, density, community health, public space and everyday life are the primary focus here. Several new selections in this part of the book also highlight important international development trends in the Middle East and China. Part Five presents environmental challenges faced by the built environment professions today, including recent material on landscape urbanism, sustainability, and urban resiliency. The final part examines professional practice and current debates in the field: where urban designers work, what they do, their roles, their fields of knowledge and their educational development. The section concludes with several position pieces and debates on the future of urban design practice. This book provides an essential resource for students and practitioners of urban design, drawing together important but widely dispersed writings. Part and section introductions are provided to assist readers in understanding the context of the material, summary messages, impacts of the writing, and how they fit into the larger picture of the urban design field.

City Reader

Author: Richard T. LeGates,Frederic Stout

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780203869260

Category: Architecture

Page: 704

View: 4587

The Fifth Edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the best classic and contemporary writings on the city. It contains fifty-seven selections including seventeen new selections by Elijah Anderson, Robert Bruegmann, Michael Dear, Jan Gehl, Harvey Molotch, Clarence Perry, Daphne Spain, Nigel Taylor, Samuel Bass Warner, and others –five of which have been newly written exclusively for The City Reader. Classic writings from Ebenezer Howard, Ernest W. Burgess, LeCorbusier, Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, and Louis Wirth, meet the best contemporary writings of Sir Peter Hall, Manuel Castells, David Harvey, Kenneth Jackson and others. The City Reader Fifth Edition has been extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest thinking in each of the disciplinary areas included and in topical areas such as sustainable urban development, climate change, globalization, and the impact of technology on cities. The plate sections have been extensively revised and expanded and a new plate section on global cities has been added. The anthology features general and section introductions and introductions to the selected articles. New to the fifth edition is a bibliography of 100 top books about cities.

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 1612

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.

Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben

Author: Georg Simmel

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 802721386X

Category: Social Science

Page: 47

View: 8216

Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben ist ein 1903 erschienener Aufsatz des Soziologen Georg Simmel, mit dem dieser die Grundlagen der Stadtsoziologie schuf. Das tiefste Problem des modernen Lebens ist nach Georg Simmel der Anspruch des Individuums nach der Selbstständigkeit und Eigenart seines Daseins gegen die Übermächte der Gesellschaft, das geschichtlich Ererbte der äußerlichen Kultur und Technik des Lebens zu bewahren. Der Großstädter ist - im Gegensatz zum Kleinstädter - einer "Steigerung des Nervenlebens" ausgesetzt. Darin besteht die Basis für den Typus großstädtischer Individualität. Georg Simmel (1858-1918) war ein deutscher Philosoph und Soziologe. Er leistete wichtige Beiträge zur Kulturphilosophie, war Begründer der "formalen Soziologie" und der Konfliktsoziologie. Simmel stand in der Tradition der Lebensphilosophie, aber auch der des Neukantianismus.

Sustainable Urban Development Volume 3

The Toolkit for Assessment

Author: Ron Vreeker,Mark Deakin,Stephen Curwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134354312

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 2438

The third volume of the Sustainable Urban Development Series outlines the BEQUEST toolkit that helps link protocol with the assessment methods currently available for evaluating the sustainability of urban development. It details the decision support mechanisms developed for users of the system to guide them in selecting the appropriate assessment methods for a variety of evaluations. This book provides case studies drawn from locations across Europe, and also provides best practice examples demonstrating those protocols that planners, property developers and design and construction professionals have followed, and how they have selected the assessment methods they need to best evaluate the sustainability of cities, districts, neighbourhoods and buildings.

Temporäre Räume

Konzepte zur Stadtnutzung

Author: Florian Haydn,Robert Temel

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 9783764374594

Category: City planning

Page: 280

View: 9141

Die temporäre Nutzung ist das Gegenteil des Masterplans: Sie geht vom Kontext aus, vom aktuellen Zustand und nicht vom fernen Ziel. Sie versucht Bestehendes zu verwenden statt alles neu zu erfinden. Sie kümmert sich um die kurzen Zeiträume. In der aktuellen Diskussion um die Nutzung des öffentlichen Raums werden die Möglichkeiten dieses Raums durch temporäre Nutzungen sichtbar gemacht. Der Band vereint 11 Beiträge renommierter Einzelautoren, die sich aus theoretischer Perspektive mit dem Thema befassen. Im Hauptteil des Buches folgt eine umfangreiche Dokumentation beispielhafter Projekte von temporärer Nutzung aus ganz Europa und den USA.

Sustainable Urban Development Volume 4

Changing Professional Practice

Author: Ian Cooper,Martin Symes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113407171X

Category: Architecture

Page: 328

View: 366

This new book explores how the professions responsible for enhancing the built environment's sustainability seek to deliver this new agenda, offering multi-perspective case studies and discussion to argue for a rethinking of the role of urban development professional. Showing how sustainability is rapidly becoming the norm for practitioners, the authors consider new types of professional knowledge, relationships between planning systems and property development, links between public and private sector organisations, ideas about long term responsibilities and new working practices for engaging with the public.