Seven Rules For Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies For The Post Carbon World

Seven Rules For Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies For The Post Carbon World

Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World

Questions of how the design of cities can respond to the challenge of climate change dominate the thoughts of urban planners and designers across the U.S. and Canada. With admirable clarity, Patrick Condon responds to these questions. He addresses  transportation, housing equity, job distribution, economic development, and ecological systems issues and synthesizes his knowledge and research into a simple-to-understand set of urban design recommendations.

 

No other book so clearly connects the form of our cities to their ecological, economic, and social consequences. No other book takes on this breadth of complex and contentious issues and distills them down to such convincing and practical solutions.

Review

"Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities builds on reflective practice to suggest better ways to design communities. In doing so, Professor Condon puts forth the essential building blocks for constructing the post-carbon city."
(Frederick Steiner Dean, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin)

"Professor Condon's deep familiarity and engagement with the Vancouver model of city-building, and many other models from across North America, lends...

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