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Sustainable Communities - A New Design Synthesis for Cities, Suburbs and Towns

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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.
Paperback, 238 pages
Published August 13th 1991 by Sierra Club Books (first published 1986)
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I heard Peter Calthorpe on a podcast and decided to pick up this book.

While it is now somewhat dated (it was published in 1986), 25 years later the book is still an important and relevant one. It is amazing that the things they were looking to change 25 years ago in an era of expensive energy for the most part still need changed. Unfortunately, credit and oil got real cheap and we went back to our old energy consuming ways. But there is light on the end of the tunnel: the young prefer the life
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