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Eco-Urban Design

  • Features actually realized projects

  • Discusses the projects accredited by the World Green Building Council’s criteria

  • Presents the full spectrum of eco-urban development in a single publication

  • The text is supported by over 300 high quality images and 100 diagrams

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 6-15
  3. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 16-25
  4. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 26-33
  5. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 34-41
  6. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 42-49
  7. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 50-55
  8. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 56-63
  9. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 64-71
  10. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 72-79
  11. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 80-87
  12. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 88-97
  13. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 98-103
  14. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 104-115
  15. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 116-125
  16. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 126-133
  17. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 134-141
  18. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 142-157
  19. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 158-161
  20. John A. Flannery, Karen M. Smith
    Pages 162-169

About this book

Introduction

"Eco-Urban Design" focuses on the unprecedented challenges currently faced by architects and designers. In a world where climate change, diminishing natural resources and an increasing global population have become indisputable facts of life there is now a rising demand for evolved buildings that no longer endanger the Earth's fragile ecological systems.

This book endeavours to tell the positive side of the story by featuring considered design solutions provided by the world's most innovative architects and engineers. By only including realised projects which have been subjected to post construction monitoring this publication provides evidence-based information that measured reductions in carbon emissions, water and energy usage can actually be achieved in the field and not just on the drawing board.

These completed projects demonstrate best practice and will inspire a new hybrid generation of designers who will combine architecture and engineering skills to resolve a key environmental challenge. Furthermore, these creative construction projects from a variety of genres including, commercial property, public buildings, social housing and private homes give testimony to the fact that investment in green archineering also provides a commercial advantage to forward thinking developers and investors.

John A. Flannery is a freelance Project Manager with qualifications in industrial design from Leeds Metropolitan University. John Flannery has over 35 years experience in the Design, Procurement and Project Management of a wide range of contstruction projects in the industrial, commercial and private sectors throughout Europe, Africa, and the USA. He currently specialises in urban regeneration projects with the highest levels of ecological accreditation.

Karen M. Smith has a dual role as an Information Specialist and Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York. Her extensive and varied career has encompassed both Public, University and Health Care Libraries. Currently she provides consultancy and lecturing on evidence-based practice and the effective use of information resources.

Keywords

Design Ecology Green Sustainable Urban

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Boston Spa MediaLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Boston Spa MediaLeedsUnited Kingdom

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Reviews

From the reviews:

“Eco-Urban Design is a book that can be used to exemplify proven ecological and sustainable designs for a variety of building types in multiple climates. … a reference book for students, designers, or persons wanting inspiration for ecologically sound and sustainable design ideas for their own personal building projects. The authors have been taken great care to provide building examples that demonstrate a ‘valued contribution to the evolution of good design, and positive proof that it need not cost the earth’ … .” (Denise Gravitt, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 30 (07-09), July-September, 2012)