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Green Urbanism Learning from European Cities

ISBN-10: 1559636823
ISBN-13: 9781559636827
Edition: 4th 1999
Authors: Timothy Beatley
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 12/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

The author explains what planners and local officials can learn from sustainable city movement in Europe. The book draws from extensive European experience, examining progress and policies in innovative cities including Vienna, Helsinki, and Stockholm.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Context and Background
Introduction: Green Urbanism and the Lessons of European Cities
The Important Role of Cities in Global Sustainability
The Vision of Green Urbanism
Research Methods and the Cities Examined
Issues of Transferability: Why Study European Cities?
The Relevance and Role of Urban Sustainability in Europe
The Plan of the Book to Follow
Land Use and Community
Land Use and Urban Form: Planning Compact Cities
Strategies for Compact Urban Development
Compact Growth Districts, with a Green Emphasis
Urban Villages and the Importance of City-Centers
New Towns and Growth Centers
Regional and National Spatial Planning
The Value of Rural, Agricultural, and Undeveloped Lands
Cultural and Other Influencing Factors
Economic Signals and Policy Instruments
Sustainable Land Use Trends?
Lessons for American Cities: Prospects for More Compact Urban Form
Creative Housing and Living Environments
Planning Livable Environments
Urban-Village Living
Accessory Units and Mixed Housing Environments
Housing over Shops
Hofjes, Cohousing, and Ecovillages
Preservation and Adaptive Reuse
Streets, Urban Design, and the Civic Realm
Pedestrianized Centers
Lessons for American Cities
Transportation and Mobility in Green-Urban Cities
Transit Cities: Public Transport Innovations and Priorities
High-Mobility Transit Cities
Public Transit Strategies and Solutions
Coordinating Transit and Land Use
Multimodal, Integrated Systems
Systematic Transit Priority
The Clear Benefits
The Tram City
The Special Feel of Trams
High-Speed Rail, Green Transit, and Other Creative Mobility Strategies
Lessons for American Cities
Taming the Auto: The Promise of Car-Free Cities
The Promise of Car-Free Cities
Traffic-Calming and Car-Limiting City Strategies
Car-Free Developments and Housing Estates
Car-Sharing
Call-a-Car and Demand Management
Road Pricing
Lessons for American Cities
Bicycles: Low-Tech Ecological Mobility
Bicycles as a Legitimate Form of Mobility
Bicycle-Friendly Cities
Public Bikes Programs
Building a Bike-Riding Culture
Lessons for American Cities
Green, Organic Cities
Urban Ecology and Strategies for Greening the Urban Environment
Cities like Forests
Natural Capital of Cities
Ecological Networks: National and Urban
Reimagining the Built Environment: Organic, Living Buildings and Urban Landscapes
Eco-Bridges
City Farms and Ecology Parks
Green Schools
Desealing and Natural Drainage Strategies
Planning for Local Climate
Ecological Regeneration
Ecological Urban Restructuring
Urban Gardens
Urban Wildlife and Habitat Conservation
Lessons for American Cities
Urban Ecocycle Balancing: Toward Closed-Loop Cities
Urban "Ecocycles" and the Metabolism of Cities
Connections between City and Hinterland
Closed-Loop Economies: Industrial Symbiosis in the City
Ecocycle-Balanced Neighborhoods and Urban Development
Encouraging Ecocycle Balancing: The Role of Green Taxes
Lessons for American Cities
Renewable Energy Cities: Living on Solar Income
Low-Energy, Renewable-Energy Cities
Municipal Energy Planning and Conservation
Decentralized Energy Production
Strides in Energy Efficiency
Energy Standards for New Development
Urban Policies to Promote Renewable Energy
Emerging Solar Cities
Solar Urban Development
Zero-Energy Building and Energy-Balanced Homes
Carbon Dioxide Reduction Strategies
Lessons for American Cities
Building Ecologically: Designing Buildings and Neighborhoods with Nature in Mind
A Revolution in Ecological Building
Many Examples of Ecological Building Projects: The Dutch Leading the Way
Ecological Urban Renewal
Strategies for Promoting Green Building
Green Mortgages
Green House Numbers
Other Important Strategies
Lessons for American Cities
Governance and Economy
Ecological Governance in Green-Urban Cities
Audits, Indicators, and Targets
Sustainability Matrices and Appraisals
Environmental Budgets and Charters
Procurement and Investment Policies
Employee Mobility Strategies
Management of Municipal Buildings and Properties
Green Energy
Environmental Vehicles
Ecological Twinnings and Looking Beyond the City's Borders
Educating and Engaging the Public: Local Agenda 21 and Community-Based Initiatives
Public Awareness Campaigns
The Role of the Nongovernmental Sector
Confronting the Consumer: Eco-Teams and Green Codes
Supporting and Encouraging Ecological Communities
Lessons for American Cities
Building a Sustainable Economy: Innovations in Restorative Commerce
Building a Sustainable Local Economy
Supporting Sustainable Local Businesses
Industrial Symbiosis and Ecoindustrial Parks
Envisioning a Sustainable Factory
Sustainable Industrial Estates
Economic and Ecological Renewal: Economic Development through Landscape Recycling
Green Offices: More Ecological Ways of Working?
Ecobusinesses and Green Consumerism
Marketing Sustainable Business and Technologies
Lessons for American Cities
Learning from Europe
The Promise of Green Urbanism: Lessons from European Cities
The Challenges of Green Urbanism
Creating Green and Sustainable Cities in The United States: Lessons from Europe
A Final Note: From Aalborg to Austin
References
Individuals Interviewed
Charter of European Cities and Towns: Towards Sustainability
Index

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