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Sustainable Residential Development : Planning and Design for Green Neighborhoods - Avi Friedman

Sustainable Residential Development

Planning and Design for Green Neighborhoods

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Published: 1st August 2007
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Capitalize on a Comprehensive New Process for Planning and Designing Sustainable Green Communities

Written by internationally renowned architect Avi Friedman, "Sustainable Residential Development" equips you with a much-needed process and examples for planning and designing green communities. This landmark resource explains the principles of green building and how to apply them to residential development, presenting guidelines for creating communities that balance social, economic, and environmental needs.

Filled with plans, elevations, and vignettes, the book shows how to incorporate wind direction, sun exposure, tree preservation, topography, and public spaces into site plan. It also shows how to design high-density neighborhoods...apply green design and construction principles by using local materials and techniques, solar power, waste management, and water efficiency...as well as rehabilitate neighborhoods while respecting their heritage. "Sustainable Residential Development" features:

  • Expert guidelines for planning and designing communities that balance social, economic, and environmental needs
  • A wealth of international and U.S. case studies and examples that illustrate the principles of sustainable community design
  • Over 100 downloadable plans and elevations that offer a head start for planning and designing sustainable communities

Inside this Green Planning and Design Guide: - Defining and Applying Principles of Sustainability in Neighborhood Development - Learning Lessons from the Past: The Rise of Suburbia - Site Selection and Analysis - Strategies for High-Density Neighborhoods: The New Urbanism - Planning, Design, and Construction Principles for Sustainability - The Urban Renewal Process and Architectural Heritage - Balancing Environmental, Cultural, and Economic Needs: A Framework for Greener Neighborhoods

Preface
Acknowledgments
Fundamental Terms and Principles
The Rise of Suburbia
Siting a Community
High-Density Neighborhoods
Green Homes
Urban and Dwelling Renewal
Implementing Sustainability
Bibliography Illustrated Credits Research and Project Terms
Index
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ISBN: 9780071479615
ISBN-10: 0071479619
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st August 2007
Dimensions (cm): 25.6 x 20.4  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.6