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Green urbanism : learning from European cities

Author: Timothy Beatley
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Green Urbanism, Timothy Beatley explains what planners and local officials in the United States can learn from the sustainable cities movement in Europe. The book draws from the extensive European experience, examining the progress and policies of twenty-five of the most innovative cities in eleven European countries. Beatley focuses on the key lessons from these cities and what their experience can teach us  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beatley, Timothy, 1957-
Green urbanism.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)607241617
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Beatley
ISBN: 1559636823 9781559636827
OCLC Number: 42690078
Description: xv, 491 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : green urbanism and the lessons of European cities --
Land use and urban form : planning compact cities --
Creative housing and living environments --
Transit cities : public transport innovations and priorities --
Taming the auto : the promise of car-free cities --
Bicycles : low-tech ecological mobility --
Urban ecology and strategies for greening the urban environment --
Urban ecocycle balancing : toward closed-loop cities --
Renewable energy cities : living on solar income --
Building ecologically : designing buildings and neighborhoods with nature in mind --
Ecological governance in green-urban cities --
Building a sustainable economy : innovations in restorative commerce --
The promise of green urbanism : lessons from European cities.
Responsibility: Timothy Beatley.
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