Creating Value: Smart Development and Green Design

PUBLISHER: Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C., www.uli.org

AUTHOR: Vernon Swaback

Price: $87.95

Those creating the built environment should embrace the challenges of the 21st century – globalization, decreasing fossil-fuel reserves, rising energy costs and climate change – as an opportunity to create a smarter, more sustainable future. Using historical perspectives, examples from visionaries and case studies of diverse projects, the book illustrates how design formulas and building and planning codes too often have resulted in mediocrity and must be abandoned so new innovations can flourish.