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Title:
The sustainable urban development reader
Author:
Wheeler, Stephen M., 1957-
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2004]

©2004
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xiii, 348 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
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English
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Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip046/2003015200.html
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9780415311861

9780415311878
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Summary

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.


Summary

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.


Author Notes

Stephen M. Wheeleris Assistant Professor of Physical Planning and Design at the University of Mexico, and Timothy Beatleyis Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.


Stephen M. Wheeleris Assistant Professor of Physical Planning and Design at the University of Mexico, and Timothy Beatleyis Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.


Table of Contents

Ebenezer HowardLewis MumfordAldo LeopoldJane JacobsIan L. McHargAndre Gunder FrankDonella H. Meadows and Dennis L. Meadows and Jorgen Randers and William W. Behrens IIIHerman E. DalyUnited NationsPeter CalthorpeJan GehlRobert CerveroPeter Newman and Jeffrey KenworthyJohn Pucher and Charles Komanoff and Paul ShimekAnne Whiston SpirnTimothy BeatleyAnn L. RileyHerbert GirardetJohn Tillman LyleRobert BullardDolores HaydenDavid Pearce and Edward B. BArbierPaul HawkenMichael ShumanWilliam McDonoughBrenda Vale and Robert ValeDavid Eisenberg and Peter YostVirginia W. MaclarenMathis Wackernagel and William ReesAllan B. JacobsMichael LernerJonas Rabinovitch and Josef LeitmanTimothy BeatleyHsin-Huang Michael Hsiao and Hwa-Jen LiuEbenezer HowardErnest CallenbachUrsula K. Le GuinEbenezer HowardLewis MumfordAldo LeopoldJane JacobsIan L. McHargAndre Gunder FrankDonella H. Meadows and Dennis L. Meadows and Jorgen Randers and William W. Behrens IIIHerman E. DalyUnited NationsPeter CalthorpeJan GehlRobert CerveroPeter Newman and Jeffrey KenworthyJohn Pucher and Charles Komanoff and Paul ShimekAnne Whiston SpirnTimothy BeatleyAnn L. RileyHerbert GirardetJohn Tillman LyleRobert BullardDolores HaydenDavid Pearce and Edward B. BArbierPaul HawkenMichael ShumanWilliam McDonoughBrenda Vale and Robert ValeDavid Eisenberg and Peter YostVirginia W. MaclarenMathis Wackernagel and William ReesAllan B. JacobsMichael LernerJonas Rabinovitch and Josef LeitmanTimothy BeatleyHsin-Huang Michael Hsiao and Hwa-Jen LiuEbenezer HowardErnest CallenbachUrsula K. Le Guin
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Origins of the Sustainability Conceptp. 5
Introductionp. 7
"The Three Magnets"p. 11
"Cities and the Crisis of Civilization"p. 15
"The Land Ethic"p. 20
"Orthodox Planning and The North End"p. 30
"Plight and Prospect"p. 35
"The Development of Underdevelopment"p. 38
"Perspectives, Problems, and Models"p. 42
"The Steady-State Economy"p. 47
"Towards Sustainable Development"p. 53
"The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development", "Introduction to Chapter 7" from Agenda 21 (1992), and the "Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements"p. 58
Part 2 Dimensions of Urban Sustainabilityp. 67
Introductionp. 69
Land use and urban designp. 71
"The Next American Metropolis"p. 73
"Outdoor Space and Outdoor Activities"p. 81
Transportationp. 87
"Transit and the Metropolis: Finding Harmony"p. 89
"Traffic Calming"p. 97
"Bicycling Renaissance in North America?"p. 104
Urban ecology and restorationp. 111
"City and Nature"p. 113
"Land Development and Endangered Species: Emerging Conflicts"p. 116
"What Is Restoration?"p. 120
Energy and materials usep. 123
"The Metabolism of Cities"p. 125
"Waste as a Resource"p. 133
Environmental justice and social equityp. 141
"People-of-Color Environmentalism"p. 143
"Domesticating Urban Space"p. 150
Economic developmentp. 157
"The Economic System and Natural Environments"p. 159
"Natural Capitalism"p. 162
"Import Replacement"p. 171
Green architecture and buildingp. 179
"Design, Ecology, Ethics and the Making of Things"p. 181
"Principles of Green Architecture"p. 188
"Sustainability and Building Codes"p. 193
Part 3 Tools for Sustainability Planningp. 199
Introductionp. 201
"Urban Sustainability Reporting"p. 203
"What Is an Ecological Footprint?"p. 211
"Seeing Change"p. 220
"A Progressive Politics of Meaning"p. 225
Part 4 Sustainable Urban development Internationallyp. 233
Introductionp. 235
"Urban Planning in Curitiba"p. 237
"Planning for Sustainability in European Cities: A Review of Practice in Leading Cities"p. 249
"Collective Action Toward a Sustainable City: Citizens' Movements and Environmental Politics in Taipei"p. 259
Part 5 Visions of Sustainable Communityp. 275
Introductionp. 277
"The Town-Country Magnet"p. 279
"The Streets of Ecotopia's Capital" and "Car-Less Living in Ecotopia's New Towns"p. 282
"Description of Abbenay"p. 288
Part 6 Case Studies of Urban Sustainabilityp. 293
Introductionp. 295
Urban sustainability at the building and site scalep. 297
Commerzbank Headquarters, Frankfurtp. 299
Menara Mesiniaga bio-climatic skyscraper, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiap. 299
Adelaide EcoVillage (Christie Walk)p. 300
Conde Nast building (4 Times Square), New Yorkp. 300
Urban sustainability at the neighborhood or district scalep. 301
Kronsberg Ecological District, Hannover, Germanyp. 303
Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED), Londonp. 303
Greenwich Millennium Village, Londonp. 304
Nieuwland (solar suburb), Amersfoort, The Netherlandsp. 304
Village Homes, Davis, Californiap. 304
Los Angeles Eco-Villagep. 305
Civano and Armory Park, Tucson, Arizonap. 305
EcoCity Cleveland and Cleveland EcoVillagep. 306
Urban sustainability at the city and regional scalep. 307
Vancouver, British Columbiap. 309
Bogota, Colombiap. 309
Gaviotas, Colombiap. 310
Auroville, Indiap. 310
IBA Emscher Park, Germanyp. 311
London, Englandp. 312
Chicago, Illinoisp. 312
Austin, Texasp. 313
Portland, Oregonp. 313
Burlington, Vermontp. 314
San Jose, Californiap. 315
Santa Monica, Californiap. 316
Plate Section
Part 7 Sustainability Planning Exercisesp. 317
Introductionp. 319
Cognitive Mapping Exercisep. 320
Future Visions Exercisep. 320
Definitions of Sustainable Developmentp. 321
Analyzing the Three Es in an Urban Planning Debatep. 322
Sustainability Indicators Exercisep. 324
Personal Ecological Footprints/Household Sustainability Auditp. 324
Firsthand Analysis of Urban Environmentsp. 325
Regional Vision Exercisep. 326
Economic Development Exercisep. 327
Creek Mapping Exercisep. 329
Neighborhood Planning Exercisep. 330
An Ecological Site Planp. 331
International Development Exercisep. 332
Further readingp. 335
Illustration creditsp. 338
Copyright informationp. 340
Indexp. 343
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Origins of the Sustainability Conceptp. 5
Introductionp. 7
"The Three Magnets"p. 11
"Cities and the Crisis of Civilization"p. 15
"The Land Ethic"p. 20
"Orthodox Planning and The North End"p. 30
"Plight and Prospect"p. 35
"The Development of Underdevelopment"p. 38
"Perspectives, Problems, and Models"p. 42
"The Steady-State Economy"p. 47
"Towards Sustainable Development"p. 53
"The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development", "Introduction to Chapter 7" from Agenda 21 (1992), and the "Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements"p. 58
Part 2 Dimensions of Urban Sustainabilityp. 67
Introductionp. 69
Land use and urban designp. 71
"The Next American Metropolis"p. 73
"Outdoor Space and Outdoor Activities"p. 81
Transportationp. 87
"Transit and the Metropolis: Finding Harmony"p. 89
"Traffic Calming"p. 97
"Bicycling Renaissance in North America?"p. 104
Urban ecology and restorationp. 111
"City and Nature"p. 113
"Land Development and Endangered Species: Emerging Conflicts"p. 116
"What Is Restoration?"p. 120
Energy and materials usep. 123
"The Metabolism of Cities"p. 125
"Waste as a Resource"p. 133
Environmental justice and social equityp. 141
"People-of-Color Environmentalism"p. 143
"Domesticating Urban Space"p. 150
Economic developmentp. 157
"The Economic System and Natural Environments"p. 159
"Natural Capitalism"p. 162
"Import Replacement"p. 171
Green architecture and buildingp. 179
"Design, Ecology, Ethics and the Making of Things"p. 181
"Principles of Green Architecture"p. 188
"Sustainability and Building Codes"p. 193
Part 3 Tools for Sustainability Planningp. 199
Introductionp. 201
"Urban Sustainability Reporting"p. 203
"What Is an Ecological Footprint?"p. 211
"Seeing Change"p. 220
"A Progressive Politics of Meaning"p. 225
Part 4 Sustainable Urban development Internationallyp. 233
Introductionp. 235
"Urban Planning in Curitiba"p. 237
"Planning for Sustainability in European Cities: A Review of Practice in Leading Cities"p. 249
"Collective Action Toward a Sustainable City: Citizens' Movements and Environmental Politics in Taipei"p. 259
Part 5 Visions of Sustainable Communityp. 275
Introductionp. 277
"The Town-Country Magnet"p. 279
"The Streets of Ecotopia's Capital" and "Car-Less Living in Ecotopia's New Towns"p. 282
"Description of Abbenay"p. 288
Part 6 Case Studies of Urban Sustainabilityp. 293
Introductionp. 295
Urban sustainability at the building and site scalep. 297
Commerzbank Headquarters, Frankfurtp. 299
Menara Mesiniaga bio-climatic skyscraper, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysiap. 299
Adelaide EcoVillage (Christie Walk)p. 300
Conde Nast building (4 Times Square), New Yorkp. 300
Urban sustainability at the neighborhood or district scalep. 301
Kronsberg Ecological District, Hannover, Germanyp. 303
Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED), Londonp. 303
Greenwich Millennium Village, Londonp. 304
Nieuwland (solar suburb), Amersfoort, The Netherlandsp. 304
Village Homes, Davis, Californiap. 304
Los Angeles Eco-Villagep. 305
Civano and Armory Park, Tucson, Arizonap. 305
EcoCity Cleveland and Cleveland EcoVillagep. 306
Urban sustainability at the city and regional scalep. 307
Vancouver, British Columbiap. 309
Bogota, Colombiap. 309
Gaviotas, Colombiap. 310
Auroville, Indiap. 310
IBA Emscher Park, Germanyp. 311
London, Englandp. 312
Chicago, Illinoisp. 312
Austin, Texasp. 313
Portland, Oregonp. 313
Burlington, Vermontp. 314
San Jose, Californiap. 315
Santa Monica, Californiap. 316
Plate Section
Part 7 Sustainability Planning Exercisesp. 317
Introductionp. 319
Cognitive Mapping Exercisep. 320
Future Visions Exercisep. 320
Definitions of Sustainable Developmentp. 321
Analyzing the Three Es in an Urban Planning Debatep. 322
Sustainability Indicators Exercisep. 324
Personal Ecological Footprints/Household Sustainability Auditp. 324
Firsthand Analysis of Urban Environmentsp. 325
Regional Vision Exercisep. 326
Economic Development Exercisep. 327
Creek Mapping Exercisep. 329
Neighborhood Planning Exercisep. 330
An Ecological Site Planp. 331
International Development Exercisep. 332
Further readingp. 335
Illustration creditsp. 338
Copyright informationp. 340
Indexp. 343