Dmitry Orlov's long awaited, The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit is now off press. Note the position of …
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BISAC: SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2008-11-01
Sustainable Communities: A New Design Synthesis for Cities, Suburbs and Towns
This classic text is a practical vision of how different types of communities can make the transition to a sustainable way of life that balances production and consumption, reduces resource waste and produces long-term social and ecological health.
Our old patterns of growth are built on isolationÂ—an isolation from the environment, an isolation between activities and ultimately an isolation between individuals. Whether city or suburb, these qualities of isolation are the same. Buildings ignore climate and place, uses are zoned into separate areas, and individuals are isolated by a lack of convivial public places. Sustainable patterns break down the separations; buildings respond to the climate rather than overpowering it, mixed uses draw activities and people together, and shared spaces reestablish community.
Â— from Sustainable Communities