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Ecocities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature

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Most of the world’s population now lives in cities. So if we are to address the problems of environmental deterioration and peak oil adequately, the city has to be a major focus of attention.

Ecocities is about re-building cities and towns based on ecological principles for the long term sustainability, cultural vitality and health of the Earth’s biosphere. Unique in the literature is the book’s insight that the form of the city really matters – and that it is within our ability to change it, and crucial that we do. Further, that the ecocity within its bioregion is comprehensible and do-able, and can produce a healthy and potentially happy future.

Ecocities describes the place of the city in evolution, nature and history. It pays special attention to the key question of accessibility and transportation, and outlines design principles for the ecocity. The reader is encouraged to plunge in to its economics and politics: the kinds of businesses, planning and leadership required. The book then outlines the tools by which a gradual transition to the ecocity could be accomplished. Throughout, this new edition is generously illustrated with the author’s own inspired visions of what such rebuilt cities might actually look like.

Richard Register is one of the world's great theorists and authors in ecological city design and planning. The founder of Urban Ecology and Ecocity Builders, he convened the first International Ecocity Conference in 1990, lectures around the world, and has authored two previous books, as well as an earlier edition of Ecocities.

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The founder of Urban Ecology and Ecocity Builders, Register updates his vision for ecologically friendly cities and the steps to get from here to there. The first edition appeared three years ago, and this second takes into account accelerating linked crises such as the oil wars, global warming, peak oil, and the rapid economic growth of China. Distributed in the US by Consortium Books Sales and Distribution. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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An updated edition of the landmark classic by the leader of the ecocity movement

About the Author

Richard Register is one of the world's great theorists and authors in ecological city design and planning. The founder of Urban Ecology and Ecocity Builders, he convened the first International Ecocity Conference in 1990, lectures around the world, and has authored two previous books as well as an earlier edition of Ecocities (Berkeley Hills Press, 2002).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865715523
Author:
Register, Richard
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Urban ecology
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Sustainable/Environmental
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Environmentally Conscious (Green)
Subject:
Sustainability & Green Design
Subject:
City planning -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 BandW illustrations, photographs, an
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.00 x 7.00 in

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