There is need for change in our currently unsustainable cities. Carefully outlining paths towards better, sustainable ways of urban living, this book proposes a radical change in the ways we conceive and live our urban environments.

Bringing together diverse cultural and disciplinary views on urban sustainability, eighteen leading academics and practitioners in sustainable architecture and urbanism explore global concerns of sustainability and urbanity.

This broad range of issues are clearly articulated and linked to concrete places and projects, merging research and cutting-edge design investigations to promote environmentally and culturally sensitive urban futures.

chapter |5 pages


Towards a theory of eco-urbanity
ByDarko Radović

part I|67 pages

The Compact City, Strategies and Success Stories

chapter 1|10 pages


The framework of an idea
ByDarko Radović

chapter 2|13 pages

The Barcelona Agenda

Reuse, compactness and green
ByOriol Clos

chapter 3|14 pages

From Industrial Cities to Eco-Urbanity

The Melbourne case study
ByRob Adams

chapter 4|16 pages

The Sustainable City as a Fine-Grained City

ByDavid Sim

chapter 5|11 pages

From the Compact City to the Defragmented City

Another route towards a sustainable urban form?1
ByMike Jenks

part II|86 pages

Other Cultures, Approaches and Strategies

chapter 6|13 pages

Designing for Shrinkage

Fibercity 2050, Tokyo
ByOhno Hidetoshi

chapter 7|11 pages

Excavating the Lost Commons

Creating green spaces and water corridors for eco-urban infrastructure
ByIshikawa Mikiko

chapter 8|9 pages

Continuity and Departure

A case study of Singapore's Nankin Street
ByHeng Chye Kiang

chapter 9|13 pages

The Cultural Challenge for Sustainable Cities

Coping with sprawl in Bangkok and Melbourne
BySidh Sintusingha

chapter 10|16 pages

Geometries of Life and Formlessness

The theoretical legacies of historical Beijing
ByJianfei Zhu

chapter 11|20 pages

Eco-City? Eco-Urbanity?

ByArvind Krishan

part III|31 pages

Other Scales and Sensibilities

chapter 12|13 pages


An Israeli perspective
ByArie Rahamimoff

chapter 13|2 pages

Bringing Back Nature and Re-Invigorating the City Centre

ByKengo Kuma

chapter 14|4 pages

Sustainable Design Towards a Positive Spiral

ByKodama Yuichiro

chapter 15|5 pages

Creating A Cemetery

Architecture that sustains cultural forms
ByNaito Hiroshi

chapter 16|5 pages

Eco-Urbanity Hypothesis

Towards well-mannered built environments
ByDarko Radović