Sustainable Residential Development: Planning and Design for Green Neighborhoods by Avi FriedmanSustainable Residential Development: Planning and Design for Green Neighborhoods by Avi Friedman

Sustainable Residential Development: Planning and Design for Green Neighborhoods

byAvi Friedman

Paperback | July 13, 2007

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Capitalize on a Comprehensive New Process for Planning and Designing Sustainable Green Communities

Written by internationally renowned architect Avi Friedman, Sustainable Residential Development equips you with a much-needed process and examples for planning and designing green communities. This landmark resource explains the principles of green building and how to apply them to residential development, presenting guidelines for creating communities that balance social, economic, and environmental needs.

Filled with plans, elevations, and vignettes, the book shows how to incorporate wind direction, sun exposure, tree preservation, topography, and public spaces into site plan. It also shows how to design high-density neighborhoods…apply green design and construction principles by using local materials and techniques, solar power, waste management, and water efficiency…as well as rehabilitate neighborhoods while respecting their heritage. Sustainable Residential Development features:

  • Expert guidelines for planning and designing communities that balance social, economic, and environmental needs
  • A wealth of international and U.S. case studies and examples that illustrate the principles of sustainable community design
  • Over 100 downloadable plans and elevations that offer a head start for planning and designing sustainable communities

    Inside this Green Planning and Design Guide:

    • Defining and Applying Principles of Sustainability in Neighborhood Development • Learning Lessons from the Past: The Rise of Suburbia • Site Selection and Analysis • Strategies for High-Density Neighborhoods: The New Urbanism • Planning, Design, and Construction Principles for Sustainability • The Urban Renewal Process and Architectural Heritage • Balancing Environmental, Cultural, and Economic Needs: A Framework for Greener Neighborhoods

Avi Friedman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Architecture, where he directs a housing design program. Known world-wide for his housing innovation and contributions to green building, he is a recipient of the United Nations World Habitat Award, Progressive Architecture Research Award, and the Association of Collegiate School of Architects...
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Title:Sustainable Residential Development: Planning and Design for Green NeighborhoodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.9 × 7.9 × 0.58 inPublished:July 13, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071479619

ISBN - 13:9780071479615

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Fundamental Terms and Principles

Chapter 2: The Rise of Suburbia

Chapter 3: Siting a Community

Chapter 4: High-Density Neighborhoods

Chapter 5: Green Homes

Chapter 6: Urban and Dwelling Renewal

Chapter 7: Implementing Sustainability

Bibliography

Illustrated Credits

Research and Project Terms

Index