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Future Forms and Design For Sustainable Cities - Mike Jenks

Future Forms and Design For Sustainable Cities

By: Mike Jenks (Editor), Nicola Dempsey (Editor)

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Concentrating on the planning and design of cities, the three sections take a logical route through the discussion from the broad considerations at regional and city scale, to the larger city at high and lower densities through to design considerations on the smaller block scale. Key design issues such as access to facilities, access for sunlight, life cycle analyses, and the impact of communications on urban design are tackled, and in conclusion, the research is compared to large scale design examples that have been proposed and/or implemented over the past decade to give a vision for the future that might be achievable.
* Provides an accessible presentation of the latest research in sustainable urban planning and design
* Illustrates recent sustainable plans and schemes to show how they stand up against the latest research
* Offers architects, urban designers and planners a view of how urban forms can become more sustainable in the future

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"...Of particular interest to more advanced students of design ... an accessible presentation of the latest research in sustainable urban planning and design !"-- Icon "...this very practical book is a reminder of how much remains to be done, [regarding design for sustainable cities] especially in North America ..." -- Azure

Contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Big Picture: Cities and Regionsp. 11
Back to the City: A Route to Urban Sustainabilityp. 13
The Intelligent City: Ubiquitous Network or Humane Environment?p. 31
Towards the Spatial Sustainability of City-regions: A Comparative Study of Tokyo and Randstadp. 55
The Multi-modal Urban Region: A Concept to Combine Environmental and Economic Goalsp. 73
Creating a Sustainable City Regionp. 95
Forecasting the Sustainability of Alternative Plans: The Cambridge Futures Experiencep. 113
Designing for Sustainable Urban Form at High and Lower Densitiesp. 135
The City and the Megastructurep. 137
High-density, High-rise and Multiple and Intensive Land Use in Hong Kong: A Future City Form for the New Millenniump. 153
From Central Business District to New Downtown: Designing Future Sustainable Urban Forms in Singaporep. 167
Towards a Sustainable City: Rebuilding Lower Manhattanp. 185
Upper City Transformations: A New Strategy for High-density Developmentp. 207
Sustainable Cells of Urbanism: Regenerative Theory and Practicep. 221
Sustainable Urbanity in a Powerful but Fragile Landscapep. 245
Envisioning the Future: Sustainable Models for Rural Communitiesp. 263
Aspects of Design for Sustainable Urban Formsp. 285
The Language and Meaning of Densityp. 287
Urban Densities, Quality of Life and Local Facility Accessibility in Principal Japanese Citiesp. 311
Emerging Work Patterns and Their Implication on the Strategy and Planning of Work Environmentsp. 339
Solar Cities: The Oxford Solar Initiativep. 355
Quantification of Urban Solar Accessp. 371
A Comparative Sustainability Assessment and Indication of Future Housing Trends in Hong Kongp. 393
Conclusion: Future Forms for City Living?p. 413
Indexp. 439
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ISBN: 9780750663090
ISBN-10: 075066309X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 460
Published: 29th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.42  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Number: 1