Achieving sustainable urban form / edited by Katie Williams, Elizabeth Burton and Mike Jenks.

by Burton, Elizabeth, 1967-Looking glass; Jenks, M. (Michael), 1945-; Williams, KatieLooking glass.

Publisher: London : E & FN Spon, 2000.Description: xii,388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25cm.ISBN: 0419244506.Subject(s): Cities and towns -- GrowthLooking glass | City planningLooking glass | Sociology, UrbanLooking glass | Sustainable developmentLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-382) and index.
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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.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-382) and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Contributors (p. ix)
  • Acknowledgements (p. xii)
  • Achieving Sustainable Urban Form: An Introduction (p. 1)
  • Part 1 Defining Sustainable Urban Form
  • Introduction (p. 7)
  • Models and Pathways: The Diversity of Sustainable Urban Futures (p. 9)
  • The Potential of the Compact City for Promoting Social Equity (p. 19)
  • Does Intensifying Cities Make them More Sustainable? (p. 30)
  • Urban Form and Environmental Performance (p. 46)
  • Energy, Transport and Urban Form in Australia (p. 54)
  • The New Millennium and the New Urban Paradigm: The Compact City in Practice (p. 64)
  • Housing Form, Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (p. 74)
  • Urban Form and Ecosystem Dynamics: Empirical Evidence and Practical Implications (p. 84)
  • The 'Ground Rules' of Sustainable Urban Form (p. 97)
  • Part 2 Urban Form and Transport: New Dimensions
  • Introduction (p. 107)
  • Sustainable Urban Form: The Big Picture (p. 109)
  • The Transport Implications of Alternative Urban Forms (p. 121)
  • Accessibility in Swedish Towns (p. 131)
  • The Contribution of Mixed Land Uses to Sustainable Travel in Cities (p. 139)
  • Assessing the Sustainability of Urban Development Policies (p. 149)
  • The Exploding City Region: Should It, Can It, Be Reversed? (p. 160)
  • Land Use, Transport and People: Identifying the Connections (p. 174)
  • Part 3 Approaches and Strategies for Achieving Sustainable Urban Form
  • Introduction (p. 187)
  • Development/Demonstration: An Adaptive Strategy (p. 189)
  • Sustainable Urban Management Systems (p. 202)
  • Urban Form and the Sustainability of Urban Systems: Theory and Practice in a Northern Conurbation (p. 215)
  • Compact Cities, Environmental Conflicts and Policy Strategies: Complexity as a Criterion for Decision Making (p. 229)
  • The Acceptability of Urban Intensification (p. 242)
  • Sustainable Development Comes of Age: The Thames Environment 21 Experience (p. 251)
  • The Kent Design Initiative: Towards a Sustainable Future (p. 258)
  • Review of the Wycombe District Local Plan: Comparative Strategic Site Assessment--the Goals Achievement Matrix (p. 266)
  • Part 4 Built Form and Design Solutions
  • Introduction (p. 273)
  • The Contribution of Urban Villages to Sustainable Development (p. 275)
  • Generating Models of Urban Sustainability: Vienna's Westbahnhof Sustainable Hill Town (p. 288)
  • Sustainable Development in Southern California: The Case of Playa Vista (p. 299)
  • The Hulme Estate and the 'Homes for Change' Development: Britain's First Major Sustainable Housing Project (p. 303)
  • Sustainable Urban Renewal: Kolding Denmark (p. 310)
  • Sustainable Social Housing for No Extra Cost? (p. 319)
  • A Sustainable Urban Matrix: Achieving Sustainable Urban Form in Residential Buildings (p. 329)
  • Achieving Sustainable Urban Form through the Adaptive Re-Use of Buildings for Residential Use (p. 337)
  • Achieving Sustainable Urban Form: Conclusions (p. 347)
  • References (p. 357)
  • Index (p. 383)