The EcoEdge: Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 20 September 2011

Citation

(2011), "The EcoEdge: Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 12 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2011.24912daa.011

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


The EcoEdge: Urgent Design Challenges in Building Sustainable Cities

Article Type: Books and resources From: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Volume 12, Issue 4

Edited by Esther Charlesworth and Rob Adams,Routledge,London,2011,US$41,61,216 pp.,ISBN 0415572487

Presenting diverse case studies of contemporary sustainable urban practice from Europe, Africa, India, South America, the USA and Australia, this book offers the reader a wealth of practical material from a range of internationally renowned authors.

Each practical case study has addressed issues and then offered solutions to implement sustainable cities across a range of urban scales and cultures. Urgent design challenges explored include population density, recreating infrastructure that supports carbon neutral or low carbon (emission) intensive urban activities, and retrofitting for sustainability. Highly illustrated, thematically focused and with global coverage, this book presents a multi-voiced and yet highly cohesive reference for anyone interested in green issues in urban design and architecture.