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Reshaping the Built Environment: Ecology, Ethics and Economics

Edited By: Charles J Kibert

362 pages, B/w photos, tabs, figs

Island Press

Paperback | May 1999 | #95177 | ISBN: 1559637021
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About this book

Provides insights that can light the way to a new era in which a reshaped built environment will not only provide improved human living conditions, but will also protect and respect the earth's essential natural life support systems and resources.


The promises and limits of sustainability; ecological challenge, human values and sustainability; environmental ethics; uneconomic growth and the built environment; renewable energy technologies; building materials; ecological design, living machines and pure water; landscape; construction and demolition waste; bulding values; architecture as pedagogy; urban planning; creating greener communities; environmentally superior buildings; environmental performance of buildings; sustainable new towns.

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