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Sustainable Urbanism as Natural Urbanism By Daniel Schwab
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Sustainable Urbanism is purportedly about creating a new relationship between humans and nature. Yet the definition of nature and its relationship to humans is weakly developed in Sustainable... More > Urbanist discourse, leading to simplistic recommendations for their integration. Ecopsychology offers a more detailed and nuanced exposition of the human-nature relationship in terms of the experience of the natural. Andy Fisher’s “radical ecopsychology” enumerates four tasks for overcoming the alienation of humans from nature: a psychological, a philosophical, a practical and a critical task. Using Fisher’s framework, the project of Sustainable Urbanism is examined. .< Less
Sustainable Urbanism Through Service By Kent Burnahm
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Once a standalone town on the periphery of Denver, Littleton is now completely surrounded by other cities on all sides. Much of northeast Littleton is experiencing many of social and demographic... More > issues associated with an aging suburb. Because it cannot expand outward, the City of Littleton must look at ways to redevelop within its city limits. This study focuses on achieving service in an infill development in northeast Littleton, Colorado. The design achieves service through the Sustainable Urbanist principles of defined center and edge, compactness, completeness, connectedness, and biophilia. The design is focused on achieving service and the result is a community that is able to support local business and mass transit through walkability, increased density, and outside connection.< Less
Sustainable Urbanism Through Service By Kent Burnahm
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Once a standalone town on the periphery of Denver, Littleton is now completely surrounded by other cities on all sides. Much of northeast Littleton is experiencing many of social and demographic... More > issues associated with an aging suburb. Because it cannot expand outward, the City of Littleton must look at ways to redevelop within its city limits. This study focuses on achieving service in an infill development in northeast Littleton, Colorado. The design achieves service through the Sustainable Urbanist principles of defined center and edge, compactness, completeness, connectedness, and biophilia. The design is focused on achieving service and the result is a community that is able to support local business and mass transit through walkability, increased density, and outside connection.< Less
Urban Development: The State of the Sustainable Art By Chris Roorda et al.
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The study Urban Development: the State of the Sustainable Art provides a quick scan of the worldwide state of the art in sustainable urban development. It draws lessons from the best practices and... More > explores possibilities for application of (elements of ) these practices within the Dutch context, especially in Almere, the youngest city of the Netherlands.< Less
A Systems Approach to Sustainable Urban Development By Chris Caldwell
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The focus of this book is to show the need for urban planning to increase its potential for sustainable development through applied systems thinking. By incorporating a systems approach that includes... More > enhanced information gathering and comprehensive social and environmental metrics, the planner can engage stakeholders with foresight to assist in better decision-making. A conceptual model is included to show the intersection of an explicit information system designed for sustainable development indicators and a tacit stakeholder engagement approach. A systems approach to urban development is not simply about eco-efficiency but a new way of seeing our planning obligations toward a vision and strategy inclusive of the diversity of people and ecosystems.< Less
A Systems Approach to Sustainable Urban Development By Chris Caldwell
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The focus of this book is to show the need for urban planning to increase its potential for sustainable development through applied systems thinking. By incorporating a systems approach that includes... More > enhanced information gathering and comprehensive social and environmental metrics, the planner can engage stakeholders with foresight to assist in better decision-making. A conceptual model is included to show the intersection of an explicit information system designed for sustainable development indicators and a tacit stakeholder engagement approach. A systems approach to urban development is not simply about eco-efficiency but a new way of seeing our planning obligations toward a vision and strategy inclusive of the diversity of people and ecosystems.< Less
Kigali Urban Sustainability: Zoning and Green Infrastructure Study By Carnegie Mellon Master of Urban Design Program
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A summary work by Master of Urban Design students at Carnegie Mellon University in the summer of 2013. Focused on the Rwandan city of Kigali, this study makes recommendations for sustainable... More > development by simulating the effects of recently planning and zoning on future development and then benchmarking these scenarios against a proposed set of urban sustainability metrics.< Less
Kigali Sustainability Metrics: Exploring Performative Approaches to Urbanism By Carnegie Mellon Master of Urban Design Program
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A summary work by Master of Urban Design students at Carnegie Mellon University in the summer of 2012. Focused on the Rwandan city of Kigali, this study makes recommendations for sustainable... More > development by simulating the effects of recently planning and zoning on future development and then benchmarking these scenarios against a proposed set of urban sustainability metrics.< Less
The Dynamic Unity of Form and Process in Sustainable Urban Design By Daniel Schwab
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This book describes the relationship between Christopher Alexander's generative theory of planning and Bill Hillier's space syntax theory. It proposes a future for urban design based on these two,... More > and the biophilia theory, by bringing human beings into a more profound relationship with their environment.< Less
Planning for Sustainability By Daniel Hilliard
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The United Kingdom faces the issues of the increasing demand for new affordable housing alongside the need for more sustainable developments to meet national targets to reduce carbon emissions and... More > increase energy efficiency. A proposed but now largely dropped solution made by the previous U.K. Government was to construct Eco-Towns. However can eco-towns really solve the problems of sustainable urban design and affordable housing or will they simply fall into the same problems as existing places while introducing them into new locales?< Less