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by J. C. Moughtin,Peter Shirley

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 onsustainable 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
Download Urban Design: Green Dimensions, Second Edition epub
ISBN: 0750662077
ISBN13: 978-0750662079
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: J. C. Moughtin,Peter Shirley
Language: English
Publisher: Architectural Press; 2 edition (February 25, 2005)
Pages: 272 pages
ePUB size: 1200 kb
FB2 size: 1446 kb
Rating: 4.6
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I've read close to 100 books, papers, journals and so forth on Green Planning. I've attended conferences, seminars, webinars, 2 degrees and while most of the book is a rehash of a lot of the principles I already know, it does reiterate a point many others don't: it costs energy to build. Is it more green to build a green building than to refurbish an older one? Depends on how much energy was put into the building to begin with. That is, in my own opinion, where this book has any worth.
Excellent book, must read