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The Sustainable Urban Development Reader brings together classic readings from a wide variety of sources to investigate how our cities and towns can become more sustainable. Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, whilst the editors' introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning exercises, and further reading. Providing background in theory, practical application, and vision, in a clear, accessible format, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader is an essential resource for students, professionals, and indeed anyone interested in the future of urban environments. Edward B. Barbier

Table of Contents

Part I: Origins of the Sustainability Concept; 1. Ebenezer Howard, 1898 - "The Three Magnets" from Garden Cities of To-morrow; 2. Lewis Mumford, 1938 - "Cities and the Crisis of Civilization" from The Culture of Cities; 3. Aldo Leopold, 1949 - "The Land Ethic" from A Sand County Almanac; 4. Jane Jacobs, 1961 - "Orthodox Planning and The North End" from The Death and Life of Great American Cities; 5. Ian L. McHarg, 1969 - "Plight and Prospect" from Design With Nature; 6. Andre Gunder Frank, 1967 - "The Development of Underdevelopment" from Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America; 7. Donella Meadows et al., 1972 - "Perspectives, Problems, and Models" from The Limits to Growth; 8. Herman Daly, 1973 - "The Steady-State Economy" from Toward a Steady-State Economy; 9. World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987 - "Towards Sustainable Development" from Our Common Future; 10. United Nations, 1992, 1996 - "The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development" and Introduction to Chapter 7 from Agenda 21 (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development) and "The Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements" from the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements; Part II: Dimensions of Urban Sustainability Land Use and Urban Design; 11. Peter Calthorpe, 1993 - "The Next American Metropolis" from The Next American Metropolis: Ecology, Community, and the American Dream; 12. Jan Gehl, 1980 - "Outdoor Space and Outdoor Activities" from Life Between Buildings Transportation; 13. Robert Cervero, 1998 - "Transit and the Metropolis: Finding Harmony" from The Transit Metropolis: A Global Inquiry; 14. Peter Newman and Jeffrey Kenworthy, 1999 - "Traffic Calming" from Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence; 15. John Pucher, Charles Komanoff and Paul Shimek, 1999 - "Bicycling Renaissance in North America?" Transportation Research A 213 Urban Ecology and Restoration; 16. Ann Whiston Spirn, 1984 - "City and Nature" from The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design; 17. Tim Beatley, 1994 - "Land Development and Endangered Species: Emerging Conflicts" from Habitat Conservation Planning; 18. Ann Riley, 1997 - "What Is Restoration?" from Restoring Streams in Cities Energy and Materials Use; 19. Herbert Girardet, 1999 - "The Metabolism of Cities" from Creating Sustainable Cities; 20. John Tillman Lyle, 1994 - "Waste as a Resource" from Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development Environmental Justice and Social Equity; 21. Robert Bullard, 1990 - "People-of-Color Environmentalism" from Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality (Third Edition); 22. Dolores Hayden, 1984 - "Domesticating Urban Space" from Redesigning the American Dream: The Future of Housing, Work, and Family Life Economic Development; 23. David Pearce and Edward B. Barbier,

Author Biography

Stephen M. Wheeler is Assistant Professor of Physical Planning and Design at the University of Mexico, and Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.
Release date NZ
January 22nd, 2004
Edited by Stephen M. Wheeler Edited by Timothy Beatley
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
8 tables, 30line drawings, 54 b&w photos
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