ABSTRACT

By the end of the twenty-first century it is thought that three-quarters of the world’s population will be urban; our future is in cities. Making these cities healthy, vibrant and sustainable is an exceptional challenge which this book addresses. It sets out some of the basic principles of the design of our future cities and, through a series of carefully-selected case studies from leading designers’ experience, illustrates how these ideas can be put into practice.

Building on the first edition's original format of design guidance and case studies, this new edition updates the ideas and techniques resulting from further research and practice by the contributors. This book emphasises the enormous progress made towards exciting new designs that integrate good design with resource efficiency.

part |2 pages

PART ONE SUSTAINABLE URBAN DESIGN CONCEPTS

chapter 1|9 pages

Introduction

ByADAM RITCHIE

chapter 2|9 pages

Urban planning and design

ByPATRICK CLARKE

chapter 3|10 pages

Transportation

ByROBERT THORNE, WILLIAM FILMER-SANKEY and ANTHONY ALEXANDER

chapter 4|11 pages

Landscape and nature in the city

ByCHRISTINA VON BORCKE

chapter 5|14 pages

Building design

ByRANDALL THOMAS, ADAM RITCHIE

chapter 6|18 pages

Energy and information

ByRANDALL THOMAS, ADAM RITCHIE

chapter 7|6 pages

Materials

BySARAH ROYSE

chapter 8|6 pages

Water

ByRANDALL THOMAS, ADAM RITCHIE

chapter 9|6 pages

Waste and resource

ByADAM RITCHIE

chapter 10|3 pages

Summary

ByADAM RITCHIE

part |2 pages

PART TWO CASE STUDIES

chapter 11|10 pages

Coopers Road Estate: regeneration

chapter 12|10 pages

Parkmount: streetscape and solar design

ByRICHARD PARTINGTON, ADRIAN HORNSBY

chapter 13|16 pages

Coin Street Housing: the architecture of engagement

ByGRAHAM HAWORTH

chapter 14|10 pages

Sustainable design in an urban context: three case studies

ByALAN SHORT

chapter 15|18 pages

BedZED: Beddington zero-fossil energy development

ByBILL DUNSTER

chapter 18|16 pages

‘Made in Stockwell’ and Deptford Wharves

ByKATIE TONKINSON, ADAM RITCHIE

chapter |2 pages

B Wind and water

chapter C|2 pages

Air quality

chapter |1 pages

D Acoustics

chapter |3 pages

E Fuel cells, turbines, engines, and their energy sources

ByF Landscapes G Materials

chapter |2 pages

F Landscapes

chapter |1 pages

G Materials

chapter |8 pages

Notes

chapter |2 pages

Glossary

chapter |2 pages

Illustration acknowledgements