The Resource Ecopolis : architecture and cities for a changing climate, Paul F. Downton

Ecopolis : architecture and cities for a changing climate, Paul F. Downton

Label
Ecopolis : architecture and cities for a changing climate
Title
Ecopolis
Title remainder
architecture and cities for a changing climate
Statement of responsibility
Paul F. Downton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2008, for the first time in human history, half of the world's population will live in cities. Yet despite a wealth of literature on green architecture and planning, there is to date no single book which draws together theory from the full range of disciplines - from architecture, planning and ecology - which we must come to grips with if we are to design future cities which are genuinely sustainable. Paul Downton's Ecopolis takes a major step along this path. It highlights the urgent need to understand the role of cities as both agents of change and means of survival, at a time when climate change has finally grabbed world attention, and it provides a framework for designing cities that integrates knowledge - both academic and practical - from a range of relevant disciplines. Identifying key theorists, practitioners, places and philsophies, the book provides a solid theoretical context, and goes on to present a series of design and planning tools for achieving Sustainable Human Ecological Development (SHED). Combining knowledge from diverse fields to present a synthesis of urban ecology, the book will provide a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners in architecture, construction, planning, geography and the traditional life sciences."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
307.76
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ecopolis : architecture and cities for a changing climate, Paul F. Downton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Control code
000042969471
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 607p.
Isbn
9780643095786
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23363617
System control number
  • js23363617
  • (OCoLC)271771820

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
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