The EcoEdge: Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities by Esther CharlesworthThe EcoEdge: Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities by Esther Charlesworth

The EcoEdge: Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities

EditorEsther Charlesworth, Rob Adams

Paperback | March 17, 2011

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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 Charlesworthis 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 Adamsis Director of City Design at the City of Melbourne. In 2007 R...
Title:The EcoEdge: Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable CitiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:March 17, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415572487

ISBN - 13:9780415572484

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Table of Contents

1. The EcoEdge Part 1: Urban Design and a Sustainable City 2. Overview  3. Air in the City: The Place of Work 4. Assassination in the Sustainable City: The Netherlands and Beyond  5. Reprogramming the Cities for Increased Populations and Climate Change  6. Sustainability for Survival: Moving the United Kingdom beyond the Zero Carbon Agenda  7. Chaos and Resillience: The Johannesburg Experience Part 2: Infrastructure and a Sustainable City  8. Overview 9. Sustainable Drinking Water and Sanitation: Two Indian Cases  10. Sustainable Savannah in Georgia  11. Ecopolis: Small Steps Towards Urbanism as a Living System  12. The Greed Edge: China Between Hope and Hazard Part 3: Architecture and Sustainable City  13. Overview  14. A Landscape Framework for Urban Sustainability: Thu Thiem, Ho Chi Minh City  15. Networks Cities in China: Sustaining Culture, Economics and the Environment  16. The Responsive City: London South Bank Experiences  17. Small-Scale Sustainability: Parasite Las Palmas and Beyond  18. Sustainable and Sub-tropical City: An Architecture of Timberframed Landscapes  19. Beyond the EcoEdge