Life in the city is popular and creating liveable urban space is undoubtedly a priority for planners. Yet what makes a city worth living in? How do we define sustainable neighbourhoods that will function properly and continue to attract people in the future? What does "Smart City" or "resilience" really mean?
The completely revised, new edition of this publication provides the answers. It addresses the fundamental challenges of urban planning today and offers planners essential knowledge, implementation strategies and ways toward holistic concept development. Examples of international neighbourhood developments clearly show how aspects of sustainable urban planning can be implemented in practice.
- Holistic concepts for urban areas
- International project examples for successful neighbourhood developments
- Strategies and tools for successful implementation in practice
First published in German in 2013, this book presents the first comprehensive overview of the complex challenges and action areas in sustainable urban planning. The book demonstrates how to integrate overarching sustainable urban design principles into the planning process and sets out a full range of planning strategies and tools for designing living neighbourhoods with a human focus.
The central point at the heart of this book is integrated planning. This is the process and pratice of analysing, balancing and uniting the most wide-ranging social, cultural, and environmental objectives in order to forge holistic concepts. A selection of international case studies illustrates ways to implement aspects of sustainable planning within a variety of different specific frameworks.
Editors and authors: Helmut Bott, Gregor Grassl, Stephan Anders
280 pages with numerous illustrations
23 x 29.7 cm
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