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Fundamentals of Sustainable Urban Design

Authors: Friedman, Avi

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  • Considers concepts that minimize urban development’s carbon footprint, such as district heating, passive solar gain, net-zero neighborhoods and shared transport; 
  • Emphasizes strategies for preserving a site’s natural assets, including open green spaces, existing building stock, and edible landscapes
  • Examines contemporary urban design concepts and illustrates these with examples from around the world
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This book begins with an introduction describing current societal transformations that merit new urban designs, including depletion of non-renewable natural resources, elevated levels of greenhouse gas emissions, large numbers of aging “Baby Boomers,” and climate change. Dr. Friedman then examines these challenges through thirty chapters of interest to urban designers, architects, civil and construction engineers, and town planners. Each of these topics represents an aspect of urban design and describes an innovative solution and offers a detailed description of underlying principles. The highly illustrated text presents innovative urban design strategies based on sustainable principles. Integrated with each chapter are several international case studies illustrating design implementations.

About the authors

Avi Friedman is Professor of Architecture at McGill University, where he co-founded the Affordable Homes Program, and a Visiting Professor at Lancaster University in the U.K. Friedman is known for his housing and planning innovation and in particular for the Grow Home and Next Home designs. He’s the author of 23 books, numerous articles and a columnist for several media outlets. He is the principal of Avi Friedman Consultants Inc. and the recipient of numerous awards including the Manning Innovation Award, Lifetime Achievement Award from Sustainable Buildings Canada and the World Habitat Award. Dr. Friedman received his Doctorate from the University of Montréal in 1988.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

Table of contents (31 chapters)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-60864-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Sustainable Urban Design
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60865-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60865-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60864-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 328
Number of Illustrations
240 b/w illustrations
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