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Ecovillages : a practical guide to sustainable communities

Author: Jan Martin Bang
Publisher: Edinburgh : Floris, 2005.
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"This book explores the background and history of the Ecovillages movement, and goes on to provide a comprehensive manual for planning, establishing and maintaining a sustainable community. Issues discussed include leadership and conflict management, house design, building techniques, farming and food production, water and sewage, energy sources and alternative economics. In the final chapter, the author brings  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bang, Jan Martin.
Ecovillages.
Edinburgh : Floris, 2005
(OCoLC)607737973
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Martin Bang
ISBN: 0863154808 9780863154805
OCLC Number: 57529938
Description: 284 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I Introduction1. Why live in ecovillages? The story of GEN2. Patterns in NatureII Design3. Modelling the Ecovillage -- the Social Aspect4. House Design and Building Techniques5. Soil, Plants, Gardening and Farming6. Water and Sewage7. Energy Sources and Alternative Technology8. Alternative EconomicsIII Putting It All Together9. Design Hands-On
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