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Designing High-Density Cities: For Social and Environmental Sustainability
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Designing High-Density Cities: For Social and Environmental Sustainability (Hardback)

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Compact living is sustainable living. High-density cities can support closer amenities, encourage reduced trip lengths and the use of public transport and therefore reduce transport energy costs and carbon emissions. High-density planning also helps to control the spread of urban suburbs into open lands, improves efficiency in urban infrastructure and services, and results in environmental improvements that support higher quality of life in cities. Encouraging, even requiring, higher density urban development is a major policy and a central principle of growth management programmes used by planners around the world. However, such density creates design challenges and problems. A collection of experts in each of the related architectural and planning areas examines these environmental and social issues, and argues that high-density cities are a sustainable solution. It will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in sustainable urban development.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureLandscape art & architectureBusinessEconomicsUrban economicsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsUrban communitiesScience & MathematicsRegional & area planningUrban & municipal planningTechnicalEnvironmental science, engineering & technology Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 16/12/2009 ISBN-13: 9781844074600  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Edward Ng is a Professor at the School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an environmental consultant to organizations and governments.

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