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The Compact City: A Sustainable Urban Form?

Edited By: Mike Jenks, Elizabeth Burton and Katie Williams

350 pages, Figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall (E & FN Spon)

Paperback | Mar 1996 | #53532 | ISBN: 0419213007
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NHBS Price: £80.00 $100/€94 approx

About this book

This book presents the latest thinking on the benefits and dangers of higher density urban living. It offers diverse opinions and research from a wide range of disciplines, and gives an insight into both the theoretical debate and the practical challenges surrounding the compact city.


Part One: Compact city theory. The compact city debate. Claims and counter-claims addressing implications for environmental, economic and social sustainability. Part Two: Environment and resources. Research associated with environment, sustainability and urban form, including transport, energy, pollution and urban ecology. Part Three: Economic and social issues. Economic and market feasibility of the compact city. Social acceptability. Part Four: Measuring and monitoring. Research on quantification. Predictions of future development. Impact assessment and quantification. Urban capacity studies and urban modelling. Part Five: Implementation. Examples of achieving sustainable urban form and good practice - including policy and implementation, design and urban management. Index.

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