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Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature

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Written by the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) initiative, "Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature" is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introduction to "sustainable urbanism"--the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-per ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by John Wiley & Sons
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Dec 25, 2009 Doug added it
I earned the equivalent of a PhD writing this book.
Michael Lewyn
This book is a well-done and detailed guide on how to make new communities pedestrian-friendly while reducing energy consumption- in other words, a combination of new urbanism and environmentalism. What makes this book unusual is that Farr sets out quantitative criteria that architects and planners can use in creating and evaluating projects. The downside of this high level of detail is that the book is sufficiently technical that (unlike, say, Andres Duany's Suburban Nation) it is not for the c ...more
If you want to see an urban future that is sustainable, healthier, and socially conscious, read this book. Farr highlights the wonderful designs and ideas that are currently being developed to show how communities could be revitalized, carbon-neutral, respectful of natural habitats, energy-independent, flood-free, and job-creating. Bravo to Farr for compiling a handbook that outlines how developed nations can cut consumption and ameliorate climate change while improving public health and happine ...more
This is like a compendium of good practices, with everything from sustainable streetscapes to building infrastructure all brought together in one place. Amazing resources to have, but dense. A bit like a career of learning packed into one book.
Apr 01, 2009 Ryan added it
A fact filled book on how we can create more sustainable places. Reads more like a text book, but contains loads of useful information, examples and sources for further study.
This is the book project I managed. It only gets 3 starts since it was painful to create. But it's actually really interesting, albeit slightly dated by now.
This book is the solution to the New Urban/Landscape Urban debate, and it was around before Landscape Urbanism rose to prominence.
Elma Felix
I'm OBSESSED with my job! This book written by Doug Farr, makes my work simpler....It's really a conversation piece! Go Green! :)
Written by one of the people developing the LEED-ND standard. Mostly directed towards local govt. practitioners.
I wish it had had more pith.
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