Creating Sustainable Cities

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Green Books, 1999 - Architecture - 77 pages
Modern cities make a huge impact on their environments, but if they were to dramatically reduce their consumption of resources and energy, they would still prosper. Waste recycling can reduce urban use of resources whilst creating many new jobs; new materials and architectural designs can greatly improve the environmental performance of urban buildings.
How can we put the pulsing heart of conviviality back into our cities? How can we make sure of creating cities of diversity for the new millennium - places of cultural vigour and physical beauty that are also sustainable in economic and environmental terms? This Schumacher Briefing shows the way forward.

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Contents

Foreword by Felix Dodds Preface
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a contradiction in terms?
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Urbanisation and its Impacts
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Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Prof. Herbert Giradet is an author, consultant and filmmaker. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA), a patron of the Soil Association, and a recipient of a UN Global 500 Award for outstanding environmental achievements. In 2003 he was Thinker in Residence in Adelaide, developing sustainability strategies for South Australia. He is visiting professor at the University of Northumbria, Middlesex University, and the University of West of England. His previous books include The Gaia Atlas of Cities. Miguel Mendon a is Research Manager for the World Future Council. He works in both research and advocacy, focussing on renewable energy policy. He has worked on four continents, campaigning, coalitionbuilding and speaking, and is a member of the steering committee of the Alliance for Renewable Energy. He writes articles, comment pieces and book reviews on renewable energy and other sustainability issues.

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