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Capitalize on a Comprehensive New Process for Planning and Designing Sustainable Green Communities

Written by internationally renowned architect Avi Friedman, Sustainable Residential Development equips you with a much-needed process and examples for planning and designing green communities. This landmark resource explains the principles of green building and how to apply them to residential development, presenting guidelines for creating communities that balance social, economic, and environmental needs.

Filled with plans, elevations, and vignettes, the book shows how to incorporate wind direction, sun exposure, tree preservation, topography, and public spaces into site plan. It also shows how to design high-density neighborhoods…apply green design and construction principles by using local materials and techniques, solar power, waste management, and water efficiency…as well as rehabilitate neighborhoods while respecting their heritage. Sustainable Residential Development features:

  • Expert guidelines for planning and designing communities that balancesocial, economic, and environmental needs
  • A wealth of international and U.S. case studies and examples that illustratethe principles of sustainable community design
  • Over 100 downloadable plans and elevations that offer a head start forplanning and designing sustainable communities

Inside this Green Planning and Design Guide:• Defining and Applying Principles of Sustainability in Neighborhood Development • Learning Lessons from the Past: The Rise of Suburbia • Site Selection and Analysis • Strategies for High-Density Neighborhoods: The New Urbanism • Planning, Design, and Construction Principles for Sustainability • The Urban Renewal Process and Architectural Heritage • Balancing Environmental, Cultural, and Economic Needs: A Framework for Greener Neighborhoods

Synopsis:

Planning and designing green communities—fostering a well-balanced environment

Written by one of North America’s foremost experts in sustainability,this resource presents a process for creating “green” communitiesthat successfully balance social, economic, and environmentalneeds. You will find international and U.S. case studies thatillustrate the principles of sustainable community design.

About the Author

Avi Friedman, Ph.D., is a Professor of Architecture, where he directs a housing design program. Known world-wide for his housing innovation and contributions to green building, he is a recipient of the United Nations World Habitat Award, Progressive Architecture Research Award, and the Association of Collegiate School of Architects Creative Achievement Award, Dr. Friedman is also the author of The Grow Home; Planning the New Suburbia; Peeking Through the Keyhole: The Evolution of the North American Home; The Adaptable House; Homes Within Reach: A Guide to the Planning, Design, and Construction of Affordable Homes and Communities; and Room for Thought: Rethinking Home and Community Design.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Fundamental Terms and Principles

Chapter 2: The Rise of Suburbia

Chapter 3: Siting a Community

Chapter 4: High-Density Neighborhoods

Chapter 5: Green Homes

Chapter 6: Urban and Dwelling Renewal

Chapter 7: Implementing Sustainability

Bibliography

Illustrated Credits

Research and Project Terms

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071479615
Author:
Friedman, Avi
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Author:
Friedman, AVI
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Sustainable/Environmental
Subject:
Planned communities.
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Environmentally Conscious (Green)
Subject:
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Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Sustainability & Green Design
Subject:
Ecological houses - Design and construction
Subject:
Sustainable engineering
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.91x8.05x.51 in. 1.61 lbs.

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Written by one of North America’s foremost experts in sustainability,this resource presents a process for creating “green” communitiesthat successfully balance social, economic, and environmentalneeds. You will find international and U.S. case studies thatillustrate the principles of sustainable community design.

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