The Resource The hidden potential of sustainable neighborhoods : lessons from low-carbon communities, by Harrison Fraker

The hidden potential of sustainable neighborhoods : lessons from low-carbon communities, by Harrison Fraker

Label
The hidden potential of sustainable neighborhoods : lessons from low-carbon communities
Title
The hidden potential of sustainable neighborhoods
Title remainder
lessons from low-carbon communities
Statement of responsibility
by Harrison Fraker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do you achieve effective low-carbon design beyond the building level? How do you create a community that is both livable and sustainable? More importantly, how do you know if you have succeeded? Harrison Fraker goes beyond abstract principles to provide a clear, in-depth evaluation of four first generation low-carbon neighborhoods in Europe, and shows how those lessons can be applied to the U.S. Using concrete performance data to gauge successes and failures, he presents a holistic model based on best practices. The four case studies are: Bo01 and Hammarby in Sweden, and Kronsberg and Vauban in Germany. Each was built deliberately to conserve resources: all are mixed-used, contain at least 1,000 units, and have aggressive goals for energy and water efficiency, recycling, and waste treatment. For each case study, Fraker explores the community's development process andgoals and objectives as they relate to urban form, transportation, green space, energy, water and waste systems, and a social agenda. For each model, he looks at overall performance and lessons learned. Later chapters compare the different strategies employed by the case-study communities and develop a comprehensive model of sustainability, looking specifically at how these lessons can be employed in the United States, with a focus on retrofitting existing communities. This whole-systems approach promises not only a smaller carbon footprint, but an enriched form of urban living. The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods will be especially useful for urban designers, architects, landscape architects, land use planners, local policymakers and NGOs, citizen activists, students of urban design, planning, architecture, and landscape architecture
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
307.1/216
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT243.S8
LC item number
F73 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The hidden potential of sustainable neighborhoods : lessons from low-carbon communities, by Harrison Fraker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-216) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Bo01, Malmö, Sweden
  • Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Kronsberg, Hannover, Germany
  • Vauban, Freiburg, Germany
  • Observations across Neighborhoods
  • A Road Map for the United States and Beyond
  • Conclusion
Control code
ocn858939159
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 226 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597263689
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-409-3
Other physical details
illustrations, color maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30480553
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858939159
  • pebcs1597263680

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