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Written by the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) initiative, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature is ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Written by the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) initiative, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introduction to 'sustainable urbanism'--the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings.

Providing a historic perspective on the standards and regulations that got us to where we are today in terms of urban lifestyle and attempts at reform, Douglas Farr makes a powerful case for sustainable urbanism, showing where we went wrong, and where we need to go. He then explains how to implement sustainable urbanism through leadership and communication in cities, communities, and neighborhoods. Essays written by Farr and others delve into such issues as:

  • Increasing sustainability through density.
  • Integrating transportation and land use.
  • Creating sustainable neighborhoods, including housing, car-free areas, locally-owned stores, walkable neighborhoods, and universal accessibility.
  • The health and environmental benefits of linking humans to nature, including walk-to open spaces, neighborhood stormwater systems and waste treatment, and food production.
  • High performance buildings and district energy systems.

Enriching the argument are in-depth case studies in sustainable urbanism, from BedZED in London, England and Newington in Sydney, Australia, to New Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, California and Dongtan, Shanghai, China. An epilogue looks to the future of sustainable urbanism over the next 200 years.

At once solidly researched and passionately argued, Sustainable Urbanism is the ideal guidebook for urban designers, planners, and architects who are eager to make a positive impact on our--and our descendants'--buildings, cities, and lives.



Douglas Farr, an architect and urban designer, is the founding principal and president of Farr Associates. He has served as cochair of the Environmental Task Force of the Congress for the New Urbanism, chair of the AIA Chicago Committee on the Environment, and chair of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Core Committee.
Farr Associates is a Chicago-based firm focused on sustainable design in architecture and urban design. Founded in 1990, Farr Associates was the first architecture firm in the world to have designed at least two buildings to be certified with a LEED Platinum rating: the Chicago Center for Green Technology and the Center for Neighborhood Technology, also in Chicago. The firm designed its own office in the historic Monadnock Building as a LEED for Commercial Interiors pilot project.

Autorentext
Douglas Farr, an architect and urban designer, is the founding principal and president of Farr Associates. He has served as cochair of the Environmental Task Force of the Congress for the New Urbanism, chair of the AIA Chicago Committee on the Environment, and chair of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Core Committee.
Farr Associates is a Chicago-based firm focused on sustainable design in architecture and urban design. Founded in 1990, Farr Associates was the first architecture firm in the world to have designed at least two buildings to be certified with a LEED Platinum rating: the Chicago Center for Green Technology and the Center for Neighborhood Technology, also in Chicago. The firm designed its own office in the historic Monadnock Building as a LEED for Commercial Interiors pilot project.

Klappentext
A call to action and a comprehensive guide to sustainable urban design

"This book celebrates the magical power of design and of an emerging pattern of human settlementSustainable Urbanismthat holds the promise of strengthening the interdependence of all life on earth. . . . This book is a strategic call for leadership in the design and development of the places where Americans live, work, and play."
From the Preface

Written by the chair of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Core Committee, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introduction to "Sustainable Urbanism"the growing sustainable design convergence that integrates walkable and diverse places with high-performance infrastructure and buildings.

Providing a historical perspective on the standards and regulations that got us and keep us on the course toward sprawl and unsustainable development, along with earlier attempts at reform, Douglas Farr makes a powerful case for Sustainable Urbanism, showing how architects and urban designers need to shape the built environment for the benefit of both humans and nature. He then explains how to implement Sustainable Urbanism in cities, towns, and neighbor-hoods through coordinated leadership and communication. Essays written by Farr and others delve into such issues as:

  • Increasing sustainability through density

  • Integrating transportation and land use in an auto-dependent era

  • Creating sustainable neighborhoods with walk-to-work neighborhood centers of locally owned businesses, share cars on every block, and walkable neighborhoods

  • The health and environmental benefits of linking humans to nature, including walk-to open spaces, neighborhood stormwater systems and waste treatment, and food production

  • High-performance buildings and neighborhood-scale infrastructure including district energy systems

Enriching the argument are in-depth case studies in Sustainable Urbanism, from BedZED in London, England, and Newington in Sydney, Australia, to New Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, California, and Dongtan, Shanghai, China. An epilogue looks to the future of Sustainable Urbanism over the next 200 years.

At once solidly researched and passionately argued, Sustainable Urbanism is the ideal guidebook for urban designers, planners, and architects who are eager to make a positive impact on ourand our descendants'buildings, cities, and lives.



Inhalt
Foreword (Andrés Duany).

Preface.

How to use this book.

Acknowledgments.

Part One The Case for Sustainable Urbanism.

Chapter 1: The Built Environment: Where We Are Today.

The American Lifestyle on the Wrong Course.

Pioneering Reforms: Setting the Stage for Sustainable Urbanism.

Chapter 2: Sustainable Urbanism: Where We Need to Go.

Sustainable Urbanism: The Grand Unification.

The Three Steps of Sustainable Urbanism.

Part Two Implementing Sustainable Urbanism.

Chapter 3: Leadership and Communications.

Leadership Talking Points for Sustainable Urbanism (Jim Hackler and Irina Woelfle)

The Power of Paired Choices.

Implementation Agendas for Leaders.

Chapter 4: The Process and Tools for Implementing Sustainable Urbanism.

RFQ for Sustainable Urbanist Professionals.

Benchmarking Municipal Sustainability: The Santa Monica Sustainable City Plan (City of Santa Monica).

Documenting Community Preference in Form and Sustainability: Image Preference Survey (IPS) (Christina Anderson)

Conducting a Charrette (Bill Lennertz)

Shaping Sustainable Neighborhoods with the Toledo Smart Neighborhood Analysis Protocol (SNAP) (Carolee Kokola).

A Sustainable Urbanist Neighborhood Plan: Toledo SNAP (Carolee Kokola).

Regulating Plan and Form-Based Code (Christina Anderson).

Incorporating Sustainability through Codes, Covenants, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) (Dan Slone).

RFP for a Sustainable Urbanist Developer (City of Victoria, British Columbia).

Part Three Emerging Thresholds of Sustainable Urbanism.

Chapter 5: Increasing Sustainability Through Density.

Explaining Density.

Illustrating Density.

The Transect of the Everyday.

Water and the Density Debate (Lynn Richards).

Transit Supportive Densities.

Chapter 6: Sustainable Corridors.

The Sustainable Corridor (Doug Farr, Leslie Oberholtzer, and Christian Schaller).

The Integration of Transportation, Land Use, and Technology (Shelley Poticha).

Biodiversity Corridors (Rebecca L. Kihslinger, Jessica Wilkinson, and James McElfish).

Chapter 7: Sustainable Neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Diagrams.

Neighborhood Definition (Victor Dover and Jason King).

Neighborhood Completeness (Eliot Allen and Doug Farr).

Neighborhood Housing (Laurie Volk and Todd Zimmerman).

Car-Free Housing.

Neighborhood Retail (Robert J. Gibbs).

Economic Benefits of Locally Owned Stores (Matt Cunningham).

Third Places.

Healthy Neighborhoods (Melanie Simmons, Kathy Baughman McLeod,and Jason Hight).

Walkable Streets and Networks (Dan Burden).

Complete Streets (Fred Dock).

Universal Basic Home Access (Eleanor Smith).

Managing Travel Demand (Jeffery Tumlin).

Car Sharing (Jeffery Tumlin0.

Chapter 8: Biophilia.

Open Space (Carolee Kokola).

Public Darkness (Nancy Clanton and Todd Givler).

Stormwater Systems (Jim Patchett and Tom Price).

Food Production (Lynn Peemoeller and Jim Slama, with Cathy Morgan).

Outdoor Wastewater Treatment (Thomas E. Ennis).

Indoor Wastewater Treatment (John Todd Ecological Design).

Chapter 9: High-Performance Buildings and Infrastructure.

The Impact of Planning on Building Energy Usage (Al...

Produktinformationen

Titel: Sustainable Urbanism
Untertitel: Urban Design With Nature
Autor:
EAN: 9781118174517
ISBN: 978-1-118-17451-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Wiley
Genre: Architektur
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Veröffentlichung: 09.01.2012
Jahr: 2012
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 39.3 MB