Presenting diverse case studies of contemporary sustainable urban practice from Europe, Africa, India, South America, the USA and Australia, this book offers the reader a fantastic wealth of practical material from a range of internationally renowned authors. Each practical case study has addressed issues and then offered solutions to implement sustainable cities across a range of urban scales and cultures. Urgent design challenges explored include population density, recreating infrastructure that supports carbon neutral or low carbon (emission) intensive urban activities, and retrofitting for sustainability. Highly illustrated, thematically focused and with superb global coverage, this book presents a multi-voiced and yet highly cohesive reference for anyone interested in green issues in urban design and architecture.
Esther Charlesworth is the founding Director of Architects without Frontiers (Australia), a design non-profit organisation committed to working with communities in need. She is currently Senior Research Fellow in Architecture at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Rob Adams is Director of City Design at the City of Melbourne. In 2007 Rob was awarded an Order of Australia in recognition for services to urban design, town planning and architecture, and in 2008 named as the Australian Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year at the Banksia Awards.
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78 black & white illustrations, 3 black & white tables