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About this book
About this book
&i;`This book re-addresses concepts of neighbourhood and community in a refreshing and challenging way. It will be of immense benefit to town planners and also to all those professional and voluntary groups and politicians who seek to create the new communities of tomorrow.'&o; From the Foreword by Jed Griffiths, Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute
Part I: Setting the Scene - Conflicting Perceptions of Neighbourhood * Eco-Villages: Dream and Reality * Unsustainable Settlements * Part II: Rethinking the Neighbourhood Option - Do Neighbourhoods Matter? * Innovative Eco-Neighbourhood Projects * The Neighbourhood as Ecosystem * Urban Form and Locality * The Design of Neighbourhoods * Part III: Community and Subsidiarity - Design for Living: The Challenge of Sustainable Communities * Leading from Below: The Contribution of Community-Based Initiatives * Community Governance * Part IV: Managing Resources Locally - The Community Energy Utility * The Food Producing Neighbourhood * Planning Local Movement Systems * Community Safety and Actual Neighbourhoods * Towards Sustainable Communities * Appendices * Bibliography * Index
Hugh Barton is a lecturer, researcher and consultant on sustainable settlement planning and environmental decision-making. He has worked for many years at the University of the West of England and is currently Executive Director of the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Policy.
305 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs
'The book is of immense value and reference.' Built Environment '...a valuable and comprehensive overview...' Ian Christie, Town & Country Planning (The Town and Country Planning Association's Journal). 'It presents some very persuasive arguments...invaluable references...and new evidence about what is possible.' Journal of Urban Design 'This book is a must for planners and activists who seek to influence them.' What on Earth 'Another step in advancing a discussion of sustainable development at the local level is taken with this ambitious publication, and, true to the sustainability concept, editor and chief author Hugh Barton brings together social with ecological perspectives.' Local Environment