Achieving Sustainable Urban Form

Representing a major advance in the sustainable development debate, this text moves on from theoretical discourse about sustainable urban forms to proven knowledge and good practice.

Author: Elizabeth Burton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136804809

Category: Architecture

Page: 408

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Achieving Sustainable Urban Form represents a major advance in the sustainable development debate. It presents research which defines elements of sustainable urban form - density, size, configuration, detailed design and quality - from macro to micro scale. Case studies from Europe, the USA and Australia are used to illustrate good practice within the fields of planning, urban design and architecture.

Achieving Sustainable Urban Form

Achieving. Sustainable. Urban. Form. Introduction. The previous two parts 11 and 21 offered some clarification of what sustainable urban form might be. They tested a number of possible forms against a host of sustainability variables ...

Author: Elizabeth Burton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136804793

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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Achieving Sustainable Urban Form represents a major advance in the sustainable development debate. It presents research which defines elements of sustainable urban form - density, size, configuration, detailed design and quality - from macro to micro scale. Case studies from Europe, the USA and Australia are used to illustrate good practice within the fields of planning, urban design and architecture.

Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development

This book attempts to provide insights into the achievement of a sustainable urban form, through spatial planning and implementation; here, we focus on planning experiences at the levels of local cities and some metropolitan areas in Asian ...

Author: Mitsuhiko Kawakami

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400759220

Category: Science

Page: 459

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This book attempts to provide insights into the achievement of a sustainable urban form, through spatial planning and implementation; here, we focus on planning experiences at the levels of local cities and some metropolitan areas in Asian countries. This book investigates the impact of planning policy on spatial planning implementation, from multidisciplinary viewpoints encompassing land-use patterns, housing development, transportation, green design, and agricultural and ecological systems in the urbanization process. We seek to learn from researchers in an integrated multidisciplinary platform that reflects a variety of perspectives, such as economic development, social equality, and ecological protection, with a view to achieving a sustainable urban form.​

Achieving Sustainable Mobility

optimism about planning emerged. Since then, a debate about the role of planning in promoting sustainable development has been going on. The crucial question is, according to Breheny, as follows: Which urban forms will most effectively ...

Author: Erling Holden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317185857

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Sustainable mobility has become the new imperative for transport policy. There have been a number of policy attempts at sustainable mobility globally, such as the development of more efficient conventional transport technologies, the promotion of efficient and affordable public transport systems and the encouragement of environmental awareness. Such policies have so often been presented as prerequisites for sustainable mobility that they are now taken for granted. But are any of these policies really successful? To what extent do they actually contribute (or fail to contribute) to sustainable mobility? Why do some policies succeed and others fail? Using an interdisciplinary approach which brings together various theories and methodologies, this book tests each of these policies - or hypotheses, as the author sees them - with detailed empirical investigations. It also argues that leisure-time travel should be included in any sustainable mobility policies, as it now accounts for 50 per cent of all annual travel distance in developed countries. The book concludes by suggesting fourteen theses of sustainable mobility for the EU and a new model for future best practice.

Spatial Planning Urban Form and Sustainable Transport

in K. Williams, M. Jenks and E. Burton (eds) Achieving Sustainable Urban Form, E and F N. Spon, London. Newman, P. and Kenworthy, J (2000) 'Sustainable Urban Form: The Big Picture', in K. Williams, M. Jenks and E. Burton (eds) Achieving ...

Author: Katie Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351898720

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The ways in which we travel have a huge impact on sustainability. This book addresses the relationship between travel patterns and the physical form of cities, and considers the role of spatial planning in that relationship. Three sections present empirical research and commentaries from leading academics and practitioners from Europe, the USA, Australia and Japan. The first section considers the impact of urban form in combination with factors such as lifestyles and socio-demographic change on sustainable transport. The second addresses the impact of different elements of urban form, such as density, configuration and mix of uses, on mobility. The final section focuses on issues surrounding the implementation of spatial planning policies to support sustainable travel. The book will be of interest to practitioners, academics and students in the fields of planning, transport and geography.

Energy Efficiency in the Urban Environment

Achieving sustainable urban form: An introduction, In K. Williams, E. Burton, and M. Jenks, eds., Achieving Sustainable Urban Form, E & FN Spon, London, pp. 1–6. Smyth, H. (1996). Running the gauntlet: A compact city within a doughnut ...

Author: Heba Allah Essam E. Khalil

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482250657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

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Energy Efficiency in the Urban Environment is a study of energy crisis, urbanisation, and climate change, as well as a discussion of how to combat these global challenges. With a special focus on Egypt, this book addresses the macroscale of urbanism from the perspective of city dwellers’ quality of life, and explores the microscale of buildings and the perspective of ensuring indoor air quality within the boundaries of energy efficiency. Offering an integrated view of energy systems and urban planning supported by extensive data, references, and case studies, this text: Examines the energy efficiency performance of cities following sustainable urbanism principles Investigates how informal areas in developing countries achieve sustainable development Presents energy-efficient urban planning as a tool for improving city energy performance Proposes the development of a common procedure for obtaining an energy performance certificate Calculates the energy performance of buildings, accounting for heating/cooling systems and other variables Energy Efficiency in the Urban Environment demonstrates the importance of implementing an energy performance directive to aid energy savings in large buildings and set regulations for energy-efficient designs based on standard calculation methods. This book provides engineers working with sustainable energy systems, urban planners needing information on energy systems and optimisation, and professors and students of engineering, environmental science, and urban planning with a valuable reference on energy sustainability.

World Cities and Urban Form

While we can provide some ways of planning and design to world cities, and mega-cities, and suggest frameworks and process that might aid achieving sustainable urban form, it is clear we still have a lot to learn. Notes 1.

Author: Mike Jenks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317796855

Category: Political Science

Page: 374

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This book presents new research and theory at the regional scale showing the forms metropolitan regions might take to achieve sustainability. At the city scale the book presents case studies based on the latest research and practice from Europe, Asia and North America, showing how both planning and flagship design can propel cities into world class status, and also improve sustainability. The contributors explore the tension between polycentric and potentially sustainable development, and urban fragmentation in a physical context, but also in a wider cultural, social and economic context.

Managing Intermediate Size Cities

Generating Models of Urban Sustainability : Vienna's Westbahnhof Sustainable Hill Town . In Williams , et.al ( Eds ) . Achieving Sustainable Urban Form ( pp.288-298 ) . London : E & F Spon . Frey , Hildebrand . ( 1999 ) .

Author: M. Romanos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140200818X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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I am both pleased and honored to introduce this book to readers, and I want to take a few moments to explain why. Michael Romanos and Christopher Auffrey have produced a volume which will be of immense value to several different types of people. Planners and other specialists concerned with the development of the Southeast Asian region and the issues and opportunities associated with urban growth and sustainable development will find much to interest them in this book. But the book, I believe, has much wider appeal, and that is what I want to touch on briefly here. The University of Cincinnati, where Michael, Chris, and I work, is attempting to globalize itself - to develop its institutional capacity for international activities, to infuse its curriculum with international themes, and to promote and increase global competence among its graduates. Many American universities are doing this, of course. In the process, we are seeing some very interesting experiments in pedagogy, as faculty look for "learning moments" in new and sometimes exotic places. Michael, Chris, and their colleagues have, it seems to me, developed an outstanding model for learning across national and cultural boundaries. In the chapters which follow, you will read the results of their work. What will be less apparent, however, is the process by which that work was produced.

Dimensions of the Sustainable City

Jenks, M., Burton, E. and Wiliams, K.(eds) (1996) The Compact City: A Sustainable Urban Form?, E & FN Spon, London. Jenks, M. (2000) The acceptability of urban intensification, in Achieving Sustainable Urban Form (eds.

Author: Mike Jenks

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402086474

Category: Science

Page: 282

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The CityForm consortium’s latest book, Dimensions of the Sustainable City, is the first book to report on an empirical multi-disciplinary study specifically designed to address urban sustainability. Drawing together the various dimensions of sustainability – economic, social, transport, energy and ecological – the book examines their relationships both to each other and to urban form. The book investigates the sustainability dimensions of cities through a series of projects based on a common list of elements of urban form, and which draw on the consortium’s latest research to review the sustainability issues of each dimension. The elements of urban form include density, land use, location, accessibility, transport infrastructure and characteristics of the built environment. The book also addresses issues such as adapting cities, psychological and ecological benefits of green space and sustainable lifestyles, each presenting a critical review of the relevant literature followed by an empirical analysis presenting the key results. Based on studies across five UK cities, the book draws out findings of relevance to sustainable cities worldwide. As well as an invaluable reference to researchers in sustainable planning and urban design, the book will provide a useful text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses and for policy makers dealing with these issues. The CityForm consortium is a multi-disciplinary group of researchers from five universities funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council from 2003-07.

The Sustainable City X

The Compact City: a sustainable urban form? E&FN Spon, London: pp. 13-35. URBED, Tomorrow: A Peaceful Path to Urban Reform, London: Friends of the Earth and Wise, 1998, from Heath, T., Achieving Sustainable Urban Form Through the ...

Author: C.A. Brebbia

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781845649425

Category: Architecture

Page: 504

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Containing the proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability this book addresses the multidisciplinary aspects of urban planning; a result of the increasing size of cities; the amount of resources and services required and the complexity of modern society. Most of earth’s population now lives in cities and the process of urbanisation continues generating many problems deriving from the drift of the population towards them. These problems can be resolved by cities becoming efficient habitats, saving resources in a way that improves the quality and standard of living. The process, however, faces a number of major challenges, related to reducing pollution, improving main transportation and infrastructure systems. New urban solutions are required to optimise the use of space and energy resources leading to improvements in the environment, i.e. reduction in air, water and soil pollution as well as efficient ways to deal with waste generation. These challenges contribute to the development of social and economic imbalances and require the development of new solutions. Large cities are probably the most complex mechanisms to manage. However, despite such complexity they represent a fertile ground for architects, engineers, city planners, social and political scientists, and other professionals able to conceive new ideas and time them according to technological advances and human requirements. The challenge of planning sustainable cities lies in considering their dynamics, the exchange of energy and matter, and the function and maintenance of ordered structures directly or indirectly, supplied and maintained by natural systems. Topics covered include: Urban Strategies; Planning, Development and Management; Urban Conservation and Regeneration; The Community and the City; Eco-town Planning; Landscape Planning and Design; Environmental Management; Sustainable Energy and the City; Transportation; Quality of Life; Architectural Issues; Cultural Heritage Issues; Intelligent Environment and Emerging Technologies; Planning for Risk; Disaster and Emergency Response; Safety and Security; Waste Management; Infrastructure and Society; Urban Metabolism.