Keyword: urban planning

    Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents

    Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents

    Dissimulating the Sustainable City

    In contemporary Western society, urban development is regarded as an unfortunate blight from which nature provides a much-needed respite. This apparent dichotomy ignores the interdependence between human settlement and the natural world. In fact, …

    related subjects: Conscious Community
    Toward Sustainable Communities

    Toward Sustainable Communities

    Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments - Fourth Edition

    The need to make our communities sustainable is more urgent than ever before. Toward Sustainable Communities remains the single most useful resource for creating vibrant, healthy, equitable, economically viable places. This comprehensive update of …

    related subjects: Social Responsibility
    The Urban Food Revolution

    The Urban Food Revolution

    Changing the Way We Feed Cities

    Our reliance on industrial agriculture has resulted in a food supply riddled with hidden environmental, economic and health care costs and beset by rising food prices. With only a handful of corporations responsible for the lionÂ’s share of the …

    related subjects: Food & Gardening
    Choosing a Sustainable Future

    Choosing a Sustainable Future

    Ideas and Inspiration from Ithaca, NY

    We all want a sustainable future, but what does it look like, and how do we get there? In Ithaca, NY a new culture is blossoming - one that values cooperation, local production, environmental stewardship, social justice andcreativity. Ithaca is …

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    Creating Cohousing

    Creating Cohousing

    Building Sustainable Communities

    A man's home is his castle. But demographic and economic changes haveturned our castles into islands. How can we regain the elements of the traditional village – family, cooperation, community and a sense of belonging – within the context of …

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    Dry Run

    Dry Run

    Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis

    In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for industrial, urban and environmental reasons stirring up …

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    Better NOT Bigger

    Better NOT Bigger

    How to Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve your Community

    Contrary to accepted wisdom, rapid urban growth can leave communities permanently scarred, deeply in debt, with unaffordable housing, a lost sense of community, and sacrificed environmental quality.

    In Better NOT Bigger, Fodor explodes the …

    related subjects: Cultural Critique
    EcoCities

    EcoCities

    Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature (Revised Edition)

    Most of the world's population now lives in cities. So if we are to address the problems of environmental deterioration and peak oil adequately, the city has to be a major focus of attention.

    EcoCities is about re-building cities and towns based on …

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