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Ecopolis [electronic resource]

Downton, Paul F
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York : Springer Dec. 2008
Language
English
Series
Future City Ser
ISBN
9781402084959, 1402084951 (Trade Cloth)
Target Audience
Scholarly & Professional
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Series Statement
Future City Ser. 1
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    a| Annotation b| From 2008, for the first time in human history, half of the worlds population now live in cities. Yet despite a wealth of literature on green architecture and planning, there is to date no single book which draws together theory from the full range of disciplines - from architecture, planning and ecology - which we must come to grips with if we are to design future cities which are genuinely sustainable.Paul Downtons Ecopolis takes a major step along this path. It highlights the urgent need to understand the role of cities as both agents of change and means of survival, at a time when climate change has finally grabbed world attention, and it provides a framework for designing cities that integrates knowledge - both academic and practical - from a range of relevant disciplines.Identifying key theorists, practitioners, places and philosophies, the book provides a solid theoretical context which introduces the concept of urban fractals, and goes on to present a series of design and planning tools for achieving Sustainable Human Ecological Development (SHED). Combining knowledge from diverse fields to present a synthesis of urban ecology, the book will provide a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners in architecture, construction, planning, geography and the traditional life sciences.
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