Sustainable Urbanism:Urban Design With Nature
PUBLISHER / John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, N.J., www.wiley.com
AUTHOR: Douglas Farr / PRICE: $75 This call to action is a comprehensive introduction to “sustainable urbanism,” the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings. The book examines the history of standards and regulations and explores possible solutions for the future. Issues discussed include increasing sustainability through density, integrating transportation and land use, creating sustainable neighborhoods, and linking humans to nature. High-performance buildings and district energy systems also are addressed.