Sunday, March 8, 2009

J C Moughtin, Peter Shirley ”Urban Design: Green Dimensions, Second Edition”

In Green Dimensions, Cliff Moughtin relates sustainable development and green design to the realm of urban design and development. Examining regional and local frameworks for design and planning, this book shows how sustainable urban design can be implemented on every scale. Working from a strong theoretical base, the author uses case studies and discusses policy developments, in order to challenge the conventional wisdom on sustainable design. The book provides a rounded discussion of the application and suitability of current practice, and predicts future design needs. Updating the reader on topics such as energy efficiency, sustainable city forms and the culture of new urbanism, this completely revised and restructured second edition also includes brand new chapters on the Urban Park and Bio-diversity. · Sets sustainable urban design in a regional and political context, providing real life attainable guidance · Provides inspiration for planners worldwide through international examples and case studies · Includes latest hot topics in sustainability to give your designs the cutting edge



Review

'This book is a serious and valuable exploration of green design in urban settings.' Perspectives 'Students should benefit from the imaginative layout and readability which lay down the key principles for the further development of environmental issues.' MJ Culus, Library Advisor, Swansea Institute of Higher Education

'This book is a serious and valuable exploration of green design in urban settings.'
Perspectives

'Students should benefit from the imaginative layout and readability which lay down the key principles for the further development of environmental issues.'
MJ Culus, Library Advisor, Swansea Institute of Higher Education -- Review

'This book is a serious and valuable exploration of green design in urban settings.'
Perspectives

'Students should benefit from the imaginative layout and readability which lay down the key principles for the further development of environmental issues.'
MJ Culus, Library Advisor, Swansea Institute of Higher Education

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