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Cities People Planet: Liveable Cities for a Sustainable World

Cities People Planet: Liveable Cities for a Sustainable World

By Herbert Girardet

This book considers the ecological design of the city and includes ideas and best practice examples of ecological architectural and urban design around the world!

Price: $42.99
ISBN: 9780470852842
Product Code: 0470852844
Year: 2004
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 304
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


There is a huge amount of interest in the future of the planet and how architecture and design can contribute to this. This book considers the ecological design of the city and includes ideas and best practice examples of ecological architectural and urban design around the world.

The tone of the book is extremely accessible as it demonstrates how small changes in one area of the world can have impacts elsewhere. It gives an optimistic view and leaves the reader fascinated at the intricacies of the planet's ecosystems and how architecture and urban design can affect it.

Examples include:

  • Ladbroke Grove solar city in London
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • Copenhagen
  • Curitiba
  • Tokyo
  • Sao Paulo
  • Helsinki
  • Portland, Oregon
  • New York
  • New Delhi

This is an extremely well rounded book with a balance of focus across history and around the world. It is set to be a complete and comprehensive work on this popular area It is written by one of the leading figures in this field.