The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods

Lessons from Low-Carbon Communities

Authors: Fraker, Harrison

  • First book to quantify these sustainable community models
  • Clear and extensive application of lessons learned from these European models to the US
  • Four-color graphic treatment helps to inspire and show what is possible in designing US communities for a low-carbon future
  • Many of the topics in the book, namely distributed energy systems, have been in the news as a step to consider towards greater resilience since Hurricane Sandy
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About this book

How do you design a community to be both livable and sustainable? More importantly, how do you know if that design really worked? Harrison Fraker goes beyond abstract principles, providing a clear evaluation of the first-generation of sustainable neighborhoods. Using concrete performance data to gage successes and failures, he presents a holistic model based on best practices.

Part one of this volume examines four neighborhoods built expressly to conserve resources: Bo01 and Hammarby in Sweden, and Kronsberg and Vauban in Germany. Part two compares their different strategies, including approaches to transportation, open space, energy use, and waste water. Part three then develops a comprehensive model of sustainability, promising not only a smaller carbon footprint, but an enriched form of urban living.

About the authors

Harrison Fraker is a professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UC Berkeley, as well as former Dean of the School of Architecture. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for creating a new College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota and was appointed the founding Dean. He was granted Fellowship in the AIA College of Fellows for his distinguished career of bridging education and practice and has published seminal articles on the design potential of sustainable systems and urban design principles for transit oriented neighborhoods.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods
Book Subtitle
Lessons from Low-Carbon Communities
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Harrison Fraker
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-409-3
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-409-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 230
Topics