ECOPOLIS ARCHITECTURE AND CITIES FOR A CHANGING CLIMATE PDF

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. 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. Ecopolis : Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate.

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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.

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. Ecopolis : Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate. Paul F. Chapter 2 An Epistemology for Urban Ecology. Chapter 3 Architecture Urbanism and Ecological Perspectives. Chapter 4 Weavers of Theory. Chapter 5 The Aesthetics of Ecopolis.

Identifying Elements of the Ecocity. Towards a Theoretical Synthesis. The Halifax EcoCity Project. The Whyalla EcoCity Development. II Rebuilding the Foundations. Education Advocacy and Activism. Getting the Message Out. Chapter 12 Our Cities Our Selves. My Favourite Thought Experiment. Density and Urban Villages. City Size the Case of Somerset and Adelaide. Adelaide Calcutta and the Western Comfort Zone.

Charter for a New Municipium. Chapter 1 The Ground Plan. Christie Walk. Colour Plates. City Ecology. Ecopolis Now.

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Ecopolis: Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate

In , for the first time in human history, half of the world's population will 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 Downtown's 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, and goes on to present a series of design and planning tools for achieving Sustainable Human Ecological Development SHED.

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It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. From , for the first time in human history, half of the world's population now live in cities. Paul Downton's 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.

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