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Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities

Design Strategies for the Post-carbon World
Condon, Patrick M. (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"Questions of how to green the North American economy, create a green energy and transportation infrastructure, and halt the deadly increase in greenhouse gas buildup dominate our daily news. Related questions of how the design of cities can impact these challenges dominate the thoughts of urban planners and designers across the U.S. and Canada. With admirable clarity, Patrick Condon discusses transportation, housing equity, job distribution, economic development, and ecological systems issues and synthesizes his knowledge and research into a simple-to-understand set of urban design rules that can, if followed, help save the planet..."--Publisher website.
Authors: Condon, Patrick M.
Title: Seven rules for sustainable communities
design strategies for the post-carbon world
Publisher: Washington [D.C.] : Island Press, c2010
Characteristics: xii, 200 p. :,ill., maps ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Patrick M. Condon
Contents: Restore the streetcar city
Design an interconnected street system
Locate commercial services, frequent transit, and schools within a five-minute walk
Locate good jobs close to affordable homes
Provide a diversity of housing types
Create a linked system of natural areas and parks
Invest in lighter, greener, cheaper, smarter infrastructure
Summary: "Questions of how to green the North American economy, create a green energy and transportation infrastructure, and halt the deadly increase in greenhouse gas buildup dominate our daily news. Related questions of how the design of cities can impact these challenges dominate the thoughts of urban planners and designers across the U.S. and Canada. With admirable clarity, Patrick Condon discusses transportation, housing equity, job distribution, economic development, and ecological systems issues and synthesizes his knowledge and research into a simple-to-understand set of urban design rules that can, if followed, help save the planet..."--Publisher website.
ISBN: 1597266507
9781597266505
1597266655
9781597266659
Branch Call Number: 307 C7464s 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-180) and index
Subject Headings: Sustainable development Sustainable living
Topical Term: Sustainable development
Sustainable living
LCCN: 2009034920
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The author proposes seven simple rules for community design that could literally do a world of good.


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Jun 27, 2011
  • nightdragon76 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Every town councilor and city mayor in North America should read this book and keep a copy in the top drawer of thier desk!!

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