Planning for Sustainability

Planning for Sustainability

Creating Livable, Equitable, and Ecological Communities

Book - 2004
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Existing patterns of urbanization are unsustainable in the long run. Current development practices consume enormous amounts of land and resources, damage local ecosystems, produce pollutants, create huge inequalities between groups of people and undermine local community and quality of life. Unfortunately planning has itself led to many unsustainable development practices.
Planning for Sustainability presents a straightforward, systematic analysis of how more sustainable cities and towns can be brought about. It does so in a highly readable manner that considers in turn each scale of planning: international, national, regional, municipal, neighbourhood, site and building. In the process it illustrates how sustainability initiatives at these different scales interrelate and how an overall framework can be developed for more livable communities.
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004
ISBN: 9780415322867
0415322863
9780415322850
0415322855
Branch Call Number: 711.4 W56p
Characteristics: vi, 280 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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