Contemporary Urban Design Thinking

Designing Sustainable Cities

Editors: Roggema, Rob (Ed.)

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  • Sustainable city design
  • Application of innovative design
  • Planning for an uncertain future
  • Linking sustainability, fundamental change and practical application for urban design
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This book emphasizes new ways of designing for a sustainable city and urban environment. From several angles the future of our urbanism is illuminated. From a philosophical point of view, the city is seen as an organism, following complex ecosystemic principles, shining light on indigenous perspectives to become beneficial for sustainable design and core questions are asked whether current architectural practice is really sustainable. Simultaneously concrete practices are presented for cities in transformation, focusing on green infrastructure, smart city principles and health.

About the authors

Prof. dr. ir. Rob Roggema is currently Professor of Sustainable Urban Environments. He is a Landscape Architect and an internationally renowned design-expert on sustainable urbanism, climate adaptation, energy landscapes and urban agriculture. He has previously held positions at universities in the Netherlands and Australia, State and Municipal governments and design consultancies. Rob developed the Swarm Planning concept, a dynamic way of planning the city for future adaptation to climate change impacts.

Rob is the leader of the Urban Research Network and focuses in his research on resilient and smart urbanism. He is also leading the Sydney Urban_Institute in Sydney, which will research and implement intelligent solutions for current and future urban problems.

Rob has designed and led over 30 design charrettes around the world, involving communities, academics, governments and industries in design processes for more resilient communities. He has written three books on climate adaptation and design, four on Urban Agriculture, and one each about design charrettes, Rio’s FoodRoofs and Design for Recovery in Japan.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Designing the Sustainable City

    Pages 1-16

    Roggema, Rob

  • The Role of Indigenous Paradigms and Traditional Knowledge Systems in Modern Humanity’s Sustainability Quest – Future Foundations from Past Knowledge’s

    Pages 17-28

    Marshall, Chels A.

  • Born, not Made. Designing the Productive City

    Pages 29-52

    Keeffe, Greg (et al.)

  • Regenerative Placemaking: Creating a New Model for Place Development by Bringing Together Regenerative and Placemaking Processes

    Pages 53-68

    Hernandez-Santin, Cristina (et al.)

  • The Key Role of Systems Thinking in Sustainable Architecture

    Pages 69-86

    Middleton, Luke

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Sustainable Cities
Editors
  • Rob Roggema
Series Title
Contemporary Urban Design Thinking
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54686-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54686-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54685-4
Series ISSN
2522-8404
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 207
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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