The Space-Economic Transformation of the City

Towards Sustainability

Authors: Bachtold, Peter

  • Based on broad and successful professional experience
  • The concrete examples given in this book are adaptable to recent experiences in urban sustainability
  • Links theory and practice: the conceptual and operational framework based on a space-economic approach leads step by step to its implementation
  • For a broad audience: policy makers, professionals as well as scholars
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About this book

City planning is the key-stone to tackle the question of climate-change and to involve adequate action.

In Part I of this book, the theory of space-economy is presented.  Opening up a new conceptual and operational toolbox for policy makers, practitioners and scholars, the theory of space-economy is based on a rigorously structured thinking and acting in the field of sustainable urban planning and architecture.

Europe has the greatest experience in sustainable city planning worldwide.  In Part II, four of the most remarkable experiences (Vauban in Freiburg i.B., Kronsberg in Hannover, Western Harbour in Malmö, Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm) are presented, dissected conceptually and operationally a radically new way. The interest of the approach is not limited to European countries.

In Part III is developed a project in Asia, in Ho Chi Minh City, faced with dramatic threats due to climate change and rapidly growing tidal and sea-level rise. Based on the experiences presented in Part II, the approach is integrated in this completely different context, thus becoming fully effective at a much bigger scale.

About the authors

Peter Bächtold personifies some of the recent history of urban planning in Europe and its potential for wide application, through his many experiences in several European countries, from his position as "professional officer" in the Greater London Council in 1970s to its professorial and research activity in France and Switzerland, which led to his current professional involvement in various countries in South Asia.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0606-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Space-Economic Transformation of the City
Book Subtitle
Towards Sustainability
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5252-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5252-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5251-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0606-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 180
Number of Illustrations and Tables
153 b/w illustrations, 114 illustrations in colour
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