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Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods Design for Environment and Community

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ISBN-10: 1559633379

ISBN-13: 9781559633376

Edition: 2nd 2005

Authors: Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett

List price: $49.00
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Cities are growing at unprecedented rates. Most continue to sprawl into the countryside. Some are only now adopting policies that attempt to control air pollution from vehicles, reduce water pollution from urban runoff, and repair fragmented urban ecosystems. Can good urban design and sound environmental design coincide at a neighborhood level to create healthy communities? Absolutely, and the strategies presented by Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett in Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods illustrate how to weave together contemporary thinking in urban planning with open space planning and urban ecology. Drawing from eighteen case studies, these green neighborhoods are the best examples…    
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Book details

List price: $49.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 12/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

CYNTHIA GIRLING is Director and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia and author of numerous publications and books including Yard, Street, Park: The Design of Suburban Open Space (John Wiley and Sons, 1994).

RONALD KELLETT is an architect, Professor of Landscape Architecture, and director of the Neighborhoods LAB in the Design Centre for Sustainability at the University of British Columbia.

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