Keyword: urban planning

    Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents

    Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents

    Dissimulating the Sustainable City

    In contemporary Western society, urban development is regarded as an unfortunate blight from which nature provides a much-needed respite. This apparent dichotomy ignores the interdependence between human settlement and the natural world. In fact, …

    related subjects: Urban Issues
    Toward Sustainable Communities

    Toward Sustainable Communities

    Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments - Fourth Edition

    The need to make our communities sustainable is more urgent than ever before. Toward Sustainable Communities remains the single most useful resource for creating vibrant, healthy, equitable, economically viable places. This comprehensive update of …

    related subjects: Urban Issues
    The Urban Food Revolution

    The Urban Food Revolution

    Changing the Way We Feed Cities

    Our reliance on industrial agriculture has resulted in a food supply riddled with hidden environmental, economic and health care costs and beset by rising food prices. With only a handful of corporations responsible for the lionÂ’s share of the …

    related subjects: Food and Gardening
    Urban Agriculture

    Urban Agriculture

    Ideas and Designs for the New Food Revolution

    You don't have to journey to a rural paradise to find the farm of the future. It's your neighbor's suburban lawn, the roof of your uptown condominium, or the co-op market garden in the vacant lot down the street. Urban Agriculture is a detailed look …

    related subjects: Food and Gardening
    Choosing a Sustainable Future

    Choosing a Sustainable Future

    Ideas and Inspiration from Ithaca, NY

    We all want a sustainable future, but what does it look like, and how do we get there? In Ithaca, NY a new culture is blossoming - one that values cooperation, local production, environmental stewardship, social justice andcreativity. Ithaca is …

    related subjects: Community Building
    Creating Cohousing

    Creating Cohousing

    Building Sustainable Communities

    A man's home is his castle. But demographic and economic changes haveturned our castles into islands. How can we regain the elements of the traditional village – family, cooperation, community and a sense of belonging – within the context of …

    related subjects: Community Building
    Dry Run

    Dry Run

    Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis

    In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for industrial, urban and environmental reasons stirring up …

    related subjects: Environment & Economy
    Integral City

    Integral City

    Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive

    Cities function unintelligently when their parts are disconnected. The integral city meshes or multiplies city intelligences by integrating capacities, functions and locations into a whole system, like a human hive. Everything counts.

    An integral …

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