Sustainable Place. A Place of Sustainable Development

  • ID: 2220002
  • Book
  • 232 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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With the ever–increasing growth of the world’s population, there is a universal need for development that can sustain humanity, in settlements of all sizes, without the depletion of our environmental heritage. For this to be effective it is essential that local, national and international frameworks be set up to ensure the application and utilisation of sustainable development objectives.

This book addresses the concept of sustainable place. It looks at the distinctive features of place associated with man’s interaction with landscape, architecture and master planning and investigates the potential of these features to form the constituent parts of a framework of assessment. It outlines a framework for determining the energy and environmental capabilities of a locality for sustainable development in consideration of its social, economic, political and cultural prerequisites – a framework that may be applied locally but that also bears a direct relationship to national and international concerns for sustainability.

Sustainable Place puts forward the potential elements of an aesthetic for sustainability which may be used anywhere in the world, to facilitate human progress whilst avoiding the disastrous environmental consequences that ill–considered development too often entails. It is a subject of vital concern to anyone who cares for the future of the planet, and especially to those involved in the planning and construction of our towns and cities.

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Preface.

Introduction.

CHAPTER ONE: CURRENT BACKGROUND
Dialectical Process – Vehicle of Change – Local Agenda 21 – Energy and Environment as a Driver for Change – Conclusion.

CHAPTER TWO: PROBLEMS AND RESOLUTIONS
Kyoto Climate Treaty and Bonn Agreement – Initiatives Toward Energy Efficiency – The Ecological Tax Reform (E.T.R) – Unequal Distribution of Wealth and Social Inequality – Environmental Assessment – Globalisation – Biodiversity – Urban Megalopolis – The City – Conclusion.

CHAPTER THREE: FOUR PREMISES
Interconnectedness – Limits to Growth – Energy–Interaction of  Architecture and the Environment – An Environmental Aesthetic – Conclusion.

CHAPTER FOUR: A FRAMEWORK OF ASSESSMENT.
Master Plan – Indicators – Interconnectedness – Methodology – The Assessment and its Use – The Application of the Assessment – The Case Studies.

CHAPTER FIVE: CASE STUDY: SAN GIMIGNANO, ITALY.
Introduction – Stage 1 Observational Studies – Stage 2 Indicator Assesments – Stage 3 Capability Assessment – Stage 4 Determining.

CHAPTER SIX: CASE STUDY: LUDLOW, UK.
Introduction – Stage  ;1 Observational Studies – Stage 2 Indicator Assessments – Stage 3 Capability Assessment – Stage 4 Determining.

CHAPTER SEVEN: IN SEARCE OF AN AESTHETIC.
Twentieth Century Background to Architecture – Twentieth Century Background to Landscape – Environmental Traditions – Leon Battista Alberti – Jay Appleton – Steven Bourassa and Roger Scruton.

CHAPTER EIGHT: COMING THROUGH.                                                 Millennium Consortium, Redevelopment of the Fort Area of Colombo, Sri Lanka – Master Plan, Canon′s Marsh, Bristol Harbourside, UK. Edward Cullinan Achitects – Coffee Creek Center, Chesterton, Indiana, USA. William McDonough and Partners.

Conclusion.

References.

Acknowledgements.

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CHRISTINE PHILLIPS is an artist and writer living in Gloucestershire, England. She trained as an architectural perspectivist with Terence Cotterell in 1985. She was Visiting Architectural Perspective Artist in Cape Town in 1990–3, working on major projects such as the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront redevelopment and environmentally sensitive housing on Lion’s Head, Table Mountain, before completing her PhD thesis in the AA Environment & Energy Studies Programme in 1995–8.
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