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Eco-urbanism: transcendent eco-cities or urban ecological security?

Hodson, M and Marvin, S 2010, 'Eco-urbanism: transcendent eco-cities or urban ecological security?' , in: Ecological Urbanism , Lars Muller Publishers, Cambridge, MA.

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Abstract

While climate change, sustainable architecture, and green technologies have become increasingly topical, issues surrounding the sustainability of the city are much less developed. The premise of the book is that an ecological approach is urgently needed both as a remedial device for the contemporary city and as an organizing principle for new cities. Ecological Urbanism approaches the city without any one set of instruments and with a world view that is fluid in scale and disciplinary approach. Design provides the synthetic key to connect ecology with an urbanism that is not in contradiction with its environment. The book brings together design practitioners and theorists, economists, engineers, artists, policy makers, environmental scientists, and public health specialists, with the goal of reaching a more robust understanding of ecological urbanism and what it might be in the future.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Mostafavi, M and Doherty, G
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF)
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9783037781890
Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 11:16
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:02
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16919

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