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Ecopolis: Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate
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Ecopolis: Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate (Paperback)

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From 2008, for the first time in human history, half of the world's population now live in cities. Yet despite a wealth of literature on green architecture and planning, there is to date no single book which draws together theory from the full range of disciplines - from architecture, planning and ecology - which we must come to grips with if we are to design future cities which are genuinely sustainable.





Paul Downton's Ecopolis takes a major step along this path. It highlights the urgent need to understand the role of cities as both agents of change and means of survival, at a time when climate change has finally grabbed world attention, and it provides a framework for designing cities that integrates knowledge - both academic and practical - from a range of relevant disciplines.





Identifying key theorists, practitioners, places and philosophies, the book provides a solid theoretical context which introduces the concept of urban fractals, and goes on to present a series of design and planning tools for achieving Sustainable Human Ecological Development (SHED). Combining knowledge from diverse fields to present a synthesis of urban ecology, the book will provide a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners in architecture, construction, planning, geography and the traditional life sciences.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureLandscape art & architectureNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentPollution & threats to the environmentGlobal warmingScience & MathematicsRegional & area planningUrban & municipal planning Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. Publication Date: 13/04/2009 ISBN-13: 9781402096372  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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