The Resource Ecopolis : Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate, by Paul F Downton, (electronic resource)

Ecopolis : Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate, by Paul F Downton, (electronic resource)

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Ecopolis : Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate
Title
Ecopolis
Title remainder
Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate
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by Paul F Downton
Title variation
With a Foreword by Ken Yeang
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Language
eng
Summary
From 2008, for the first time in human history, half of the world's population now live in cities. Yet despite a wealth of literature on green architecture and planning, there is to date no single book which draws together theory from the full range of disciplines – from architecture, planning and ecology – which we must come to grips with if we are to design future cities which are genuinely sustainable. Paul Downton's Ecopolis takes a major step along this path. It highlights the urgent need to understand the role of cities as both agents of change and means of survival, at a time when climate change has finally grabbed world attention, and it provides a framework for designing cities that integrates knowledge – both academic and practical – from a range of relevant disciplines. Identifying key theorists, practitioners, places and philosophies, the book provides a solid theoretical context which introduces the concept of urban fractals, and goes on to present a series of design and planning tools for achieving Sustainable Human Ecological Development (SHED). Combining knowledge from diverse fields to present a synthesis of urban ecology, the book will provide a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners in architecture, construction, planning, geography and the traditional life sciences. Dr Paul Downton is a practising architect in Sempahore, Australia
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Downton, Paul F
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0
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QH541.29
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non fiction
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Future City,
Series volume
1
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  • Life sciences
  • Architecture
  • Applied Ecology
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental management
  • Life Sciences
  • Applied Ecology
  • Environmental Management
  • Architecture, general
  • Climate Change
  • Urbanism
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Ecopolis : Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate, by Paul F Downton, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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Contents
Propositions, Theory and Practice -- The Ground Plan -- An Epistemology for Urban Ecology -- Architecture, Urbanism and Ecological Perspectives -- Weavers of Theory -- The Aesthetics of Ecopolis -- Finding Fractals: Identifying Elements of the Ecocity -- Building Fractals: Ecopolis Projects in Australia -- Towards a Theoretical Synthesis -- Synthesis I: City Ecology -- Synthesis II: EcoDevelopment -- Synthesis III: Education, Advocacy and Activism -- Synthesis IV: The SHED Sustainable Human Ecological Development -- Our Cities, Our Selves
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XX, 608 p. 45 illus. in color.
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electronic
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9781402084966
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-1-4020-8496-6
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online resource.
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(DE-He213)978-1-4020-8496-6
Label
Ecopolis : Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate, by Paul F Downton, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Propositions, Theory and Practice -- The Ground Plan -- An Epistemology for Urban Ecology -- Architecture, Urbanism and Ecological Perspectives -- Weavers of Theory -- The Aesthetics of Ecopolis -- Finding Fractals: Identifying Elements of the Ecocity -- Building Fractals: Ecopolis Projects in Australia -- Towards a Theoretical Synthesis -- Synthesis I: City Ecology -- Synthesis II: EcoDevelopment -- Synthesis III: Education, Advocacy and Activism -- Synthesis IV: The SHED Sustainable Human Ecological Development -- Our Cities, Our Selves
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XX, 608 p. 45 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781402084966
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-8496-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-4020-8496-6

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