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Ecopolis Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate

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ISBN-10: 1402084951

ISBN-13: 9781402084959

Edition: 2009

Authors: Paul F. Downton

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From 2008, for the first time in human history, half of the world's population now live in cities. Yet despite a wealth of literature on green architecture and planning, there is to date no single book which draws together theory from the full range of disciplines - from architecture, planning and ecology - which we must come to grips with if we are to design future cities which are genuinely sustainable.Paul Downton's Ecopolis takes a major step along this path. It highlights the urgent need to understand the role of cities as both agents of change and means of survival, at a time when climate change has finally grabbed world attention, and it provides a framework for designing cities that…    
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Book details

List price: $449.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 607
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English