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Achieving Sustainable Urban Form

Edited By: Mike Jenks, Elizabeth Burton and Katie Williams

388 pages, 50 b/w photos, figs, tabs

Routledge

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #94163 | ISBN: 0419244506
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About this book

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form represents a major advance in the sustainable development debate. It moves on from theoretical discourse about sustainable urban forms to proven knowledge and good practice. It presents research which defines elements of sustainable urban form - density, size, configuration, detailed design and quality - from macro to micro scale. Case studies from Europe, the USA and Australia are used to illustrate good practice within the fields of planning, urban design and architecture. Acheiving Sustainable Urban Form is a progression from the editor's previous book The Compact City: A Sustainable Urban Form? This new volume addresses the problems and complexities involved in defining and developing sustainable urban forms, but also shows that real advances have been made. Peter Newton Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia. Marina Alberti University of Washington, USA. M R Masnavi University of Glasgow, UK. Eliza


Contents

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form:An Introduction - Katie Williams, Elizabeth Burton and Mike Jenks Part 1: Defining Sustainable Urban Form Models and Pathways: The Diversity of Sustainable Urban Futures - Simon Guy and Simon Marvin The Potential of the Compact City for Promoting Social Equity - Elizabeth Burton Does Intensifying Cities Make them More Sustainable? - Katie Williams Urban Form and Environmental Performance - Peter Newton Energy, Transport and Urban Form in Australia - Michael Buxton The New Millennium and the New Urban Paradig:The Compact City in Practice - Mohammad-Reza Masnavi Housing Form, Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Peter Newton, Selwyn Tucker and Michael Ambrose Urban Form and Ecosystem Dynamics: Empirical Evidence and Practical Implications - Marina Alberti The 'Ground Rules' of Sustainable Urban Form - Ernie Scoffham and Teresa Marat-Mendes Part 2: Urban Form and Transport: New Dimensions Sustainable Urban Form: The Big Picture - Peter Newman and Jeff Kenworthy The Transport Implications of Alternative Urban Forms - David Simmonds and Denvil Coombe Accessibility in Swedish Towns - Mats Reneland The Contribution of Mixed Land Uses to Sustainable Travel in Cities - Uyen-Phan Van and Martyn Senior Assessing the Sustainability of Urban Development Policies - Helena Titheridge, Simon Hall and David Banister The Exploding City Region: Should it, Can it, be Reserved? - Peter Headicar Land Use, Transport and People: Identifying the Connections - Jo Wiliams and Helena Titheridge Part 3: Approaches and Strategies for Achieving Sustainable Urban Form Development/Demonstration: An Adaptive Strategy - David van Vliet Sustainable Urban Management Systems - Michael Crilly and Adam Mannis Urban Form and the Sustainability of Urban Systems: Theory and Practice in a Northern Conurbation - Joe Ravetz Compact Cities, Environment Conflicts and Policy Strategies: Complexity as a Criterion for Decision Making - Gert de Roo The Acceptability of Urban Intensification - Mike Jenks Sustainable Development Comes of Age: The Thames Environment 21 Experience - Hugh Howes The Kent Design Initiative: Towards a Sustainable Future - Abigail Raymond Review of the Wycombe District Local Plan: Comparative Strategic Site Assessment - the Goals Achievement Matrix - Giuseppe Zanre Part 4: Built Form and Design Solutions The Contribution of Urban Villages to Sustainable Development - Michelle Thompson-Fawcett Generating Models of Urban Sustainability: Vienna's Westbahnhof Sustainable Hill Town - Heidi Dumreicher, Richard S. Levine, Ernest J. Yanarella and Taghi Radmard Sustainable Development in Southern California: The Case of Playa Vista - Alexander E. Kalamaros The Hulme Estate and the 'Ho

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