Designing Sustainable Communities

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-06-15
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

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Innovation in planning is essential to dealing with the challenges society currently faces, from urban sprawl to climate change. In this book, Avi Friedman looks at both new and revived sustainable strategies at a neighborhood level to explore options for both rehabilitating older communities as well as options for those projects being designed from scratch.

The book takes a holistic approach to sustainable community design, covering aspects such as:

- Transportation and how to avoid reliance on private vehicles
- Ecological, psychological and economic values of open spaces
- Neighborhood resilience and health
- Affordability and energy consumption

Interviews with and information from designers of sustainable communities provide first-hand insight into their development. Outstanding illustrated case studies from communities throughout the world add depth and insight into this important subject.

Author Biography

Avi Friedman is Professor of Architecture at the McGill School of Architecture, Montreal, Canada. In 1988, he co-founded the Affordable Homes Program. His research interests focus on the design and implementation of affordable and sustainable building practices at the unit and community levels, including innovation, construction and resource efficiency. He is the recipient of the Progressive Architecture Research Award, the J.-Armand-Bombardier Prize for Technological Innovation and the Manning Innovation Award of Distinction.

Table of Contents

1. The Broad View
2. Transit-Oriented Development
3. Mixing Dwellings and Amenities
4. Car-Free Neighborhoods
5. Creative Open Spaces
6. Neighborhoods for Change and Growth
7. Affordable Neighborhoods
8. Net-Zero Energy Neighborhoods
9. Planning for Healthy Living
10. Edible Landscapes
11. Connecting the Dots

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