A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development for Planners, Developers and Architects

Author: Daniel K. Slone,Doris S. Goldstein,W. Andrew Gowder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470053291

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Written by pioneering attorneys in the emerging fields of urbanism and green building, A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development for Planners, Developers and Architects offers you practical solutions for legal issues you may face in planning, zoning, developing, and operating such communities. Find information on legal issues related to urban form, legal mechanisms and ways to incorporate good urban design into local land regulation, overcoming impediments to sound urban design practice, and state and Federal issues related to the legal issues of urban design and planning.
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Green Building and Sustainable Development

The Practical Legal Guide

Author: Jonathan E. Furr

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604420715

Category: Law

Page: 304

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The legal and economic landscape for building and development have fundamentally been altered by the country's major environmental problems - climate change, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, ozone depletion, pollution, and unsustainable natural resource consumption rates. The editors provide practical information for lawyers to assist their clients in fully understanding green building and sustainable development concepts so they can operate successfully in the evolving economic and regulatory environment while minimizing the potential cost penalty of business-as-usual practices.
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From Sprawl to Sustainability

Smart Growth, New Urbanism, Green Development, and Renewable Energy

Author: Robert H. Freilich,Robert J. Sitkowski,Seth D. Mennillo

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604428124

Category: City planning and redevelopment law

Page: 368

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Rev. ed. of: From sprawl to smart growth.
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Towards a Liveable and Sustainable Urban Environment

Eco-cities in East Asia

Author: Liang Fook Lye,Gang Chen

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814287768

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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With cities rapidly encroaching onto surrounding lands, the notion of "eco-city" proposes an innovative yet pragmatic approach to designing, building and operating cities in a way that the destructive impact of human urban activity upon nature will be significantly reduced. This book comprises of papers from a workshop organized by the East Asian Institute on Eco-cities in East Asia on 27 February 2009 in Singapore. Contributed by scholars, officials and environmental specialists from Japan, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, the papers focus on how individual governments in these countries undertake eco-city projects. The book also highlights best practices that are useful to policy makers and anyone else who seeks to learn from the experiences of other countries in order to reduce their ecological footprints.
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Sustainable School Architecture

Design for Elementary and Secondary Schools

Author: Lisa Gelfand

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470445432

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

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Get the comprehensive guide to the sustainable design of schools. The elementary and secondary school buildings and campuses built today are the schools of the future. Sustainable School Architecture is a guide to the planning, architecture, and design of schools that are healthy, stimulating, and will conserve energy and resources. Written with the needs of architects, construction professionals, educators, and school administration in mind, the book provides a road map for sustainable planning, design, construction, and operations. By its very nature, a school is often the centerpiece of its community and, therefore, well positioned to take the lead in influencing environmental awareness. Building on this point, Sustainable School Architecture shows how eco-friendly practices for school construction can create an environment that young students will emulate and carry into the world. Written by experts on sustainable school design, this book: Focuses on the links between best sustainable practices and the specific needs of educational institutions. Has nineteen international case studies of the best contemporary sustainable schools located in urban, suburban, and rural communities in temperate, tropical, and extreme climate zones. Contains valuable information on the California Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED?) rating system. Serves as a resource for incremental modernization and operation strategies as well as comprehensive transformation. Offers tips on running an integrated, community-based design process with support information on the materials and systems of the sustainable school. Includes contributions by experts on approaches to the sites, systems, maintenance, and operation of sustainable schools. With a practical overview of how sustainability can be achieved in new and existing schools, and how to maintain this momentum in the years ahead, this important book provides architects with detailed guidance for designing healthier learning environments to help usher in a more promising future.
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Encyclopedia of urban studies

Author: Ray Hutchison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 1039

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Covers all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas. Includes urban economics, urban planning, urban architecture, urban ecology, urban transportation systems, urban politics, and urban social relations.
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Charter of the New Urbanism

Author: Congress for the New Urbanism,Emily Talen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Prof Med/Tech

ISBN: 0071806075

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE PRINCIPLES OF NEW URBANISM--FULLY REVISED The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions. Thoroughly updated to cover the latest environmental, economic, and social implications of urban design, Charter of the New Urbanism, Second Edition features insightful writing from 62 authors on each of the Charter's principles. Real-world case studies, plans, and examples are included throughout. This pioneering guide explains how to restore urban centers, reconfigure sprawling suburbs, conserve environmental assets, and preserve our built legacy. It examines communities at three separate but interdependent levels: The region: Metropolis, city, and town Neighborhood, district, and corridor Block, street, and building Featuring new photos and illustrations, this practical, up-to-date resource is invaluable for design professionals, developers, planners, elected officials, and citizen activists. New coverage includes: Urban-to-Rural Transect Form-based codes Light Imprint community design Retrofitting suburbia Tactical Urbanism Canons of Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism And much more Essays by: Randall Arendt G. B. Arrington Jonathan Barnett Stephanie Bothwell Peter Calthorpe Thomas J. Comitta Victor Dover Andrés Duany Douglas Farr Geoffrey Ferrell Ray Gindroz Ken Greenberg Jacky Grimshaw Douglas Kelbaugh Léon Krier Walter Kulash Bill Lennertz William Lieberman Wendy Morris Elizabeth Moule John O. Norquist Myron Orfield Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk Stefanos Polyzoides Shelley R. Poticha Mark M. Schimmenti Daniel Solomon Laurie Volk Robert D. Yaro Todd Zimmerman Commentaries by: Laurence Aurbach Kaid Benfield Phillip Bess Howard Blackson Hazel Borys Patrick Condon Ann Daigle Ellen Dunham-Jones Ethan Goffman Richard Allen Hall Tony Hiss Jennifer Hurley James Howard Kunstler Gianni Longo Tom Low Michael Lydon John Massengale Michael Mehaffy Anne Vernez Moudon Steven Mouzon Paul Murrain Nathan Norris Russell Preston Henry R. Richmond Daniel Slone Sandy Sorlien Robert Steuteville Galina Tachieva Emily Talen Dhiru Thadani Marc A. Weiss June Williamson
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Insiders' Guide® to Tulsa

Author: Elaine Warner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762763213

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Insiders' Guide to Tulsa is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this sophisticated Oklahoma city. Written by a local (and true insider), it offers a personal and practical perspective of Tulsa and its surrounding environs.
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