Fundamentals of Sustainable Urban Renewal in Small and Mid-Sized Towns

Authors: Friedman, Avi

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  • Raises important questions on planning, urban design, and sustainability not previously covered by books devoted solely to large metropolitan regions
  • Presents a unique, systematic approach to the architecture, planning, and retooling of small towns that emphasizes the capacity for urban design to promote social regeneration and vitality
  • Suggests innovative strategies that tie theory and practice and offer a comprehensive primer to contemporary planning issues
  • Discusses a range of long-term strategies, anchored in principles of sustainable development, describing how to place a town on sustainable footing
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The book introduces challenges affecting smaller urban communities with fewer than 50,000 inhabitants and offers urban planning and building/architectural strategies to strengthen their city centers. It divides urban renewal of small towns into sub-components such as environmental challenges, demographic trends, economic changes and cultural aspects, and aging infrastructure. In each, context is established, and principles are outlined and illustrated. Topics include urban form, mobility and connectivity, infill neighborhoods design, wealth generation, and promotion of local culture and well‐being. Reinforced with detailed case studies, Fundamentals of Sustainable Urban Renewal in Small and Mid‐Sized Towns is an ideal resource for municipal planners, architects, civil engineers, and policy makers.

About the authors

Dr. Avi Friedman is Professor of Architecture at McGill University. His research interests focus on factors which influence the design and implementation of affordable and sustainable building practices at the unit and community levels, including market acceptance, construction, and resource efficiency. He is the author of more than 15 books.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74464-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74463-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Sustainable Urban Renewal in Small and Mid-Sized Towns
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74464-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74464-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74463-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 291
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 226 illustrations in colour
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