Future City

Dimensions of the Sustainable City

Editors: Jenks, Mike, Jones, Colin A (Eds.)

  • The first book to report on an empirical multi-disciplinary study specifically designed to address urban sustainability
  • The first book to examine the issue within a coherent framework that draws in the different dimensions of the issue
  • Also the first book on the subject that will bring the main contributors from different perspectives together to write the conclusion
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The CityForm consortium’s latest book, Dimensions of the Sustainable City, is the first book to report on an empirical multi-disciplinary study specifically designed to address urban sustainability. Drawing together the various dimensions of sustainability – economic, social, transport, energy and ecological – the book examines their relationships both to each other and to urban form.

The book investigates the sustainability dimensions of cities through a series of projects based on a common list of elements of urban form, and which draw on the consortium’s latest research to review the sustainability issues of each dimension. The elements of urban form include density, land use, location, accessibility, transport infrastructure and characteristics of the built environment. The book also addresses issues such as adapting cities, psychological and ecological benefits of green space and sustainable lifestyles, each presenting a critical review of the relevant literature followed by an empirical analysis presenting the key results.

Based on studies across five UK cities, the book draws out findings of relevance to sustainable cities worldwide. As well as an invaluable reference to researchers in sustainable planning and urban design, the book will provide a useful text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses and for policy makers dealing with these issues.

The CityForm consortium is a multi-disciplinary group of researchers from five universities funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council from 2003-07.

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“The book under review is part of the series on the core research focus of five aspects - energy, ecology, transport, social and economic dimension of sustainable development and their relation with urban form. Except two all experts are from UK and case studies also from UK. … urban researchers will find the book stimulant.” (Built Environment Newsletter, Issue 24, January-December, 2010)

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Hardcover $229.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8645-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dimensions of the Sustainable City
Editors
  • Mike Jenks
  • Colin A Jones
Series Title
Future City
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8647-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8647-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8646-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8645-8
Series ISSN
1876-0899
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 illustrations in colour
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