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Positive development : from vicious circles to virtuous cycles through built environment design

Author: Janis Birkeland
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, ©2008.
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"Janis Birkeland presents the innovative new paradigm of 'Positive Development' in which the built environment provides greater life quality, health, amenity and safety for all without sacrificing resources or money. With a different form of design, development itself can become a 'sustainability solution'. A cornerstone of this new paradigm is the eco-retrofitting of the vast urban fabric we already inhabit. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Computer network resources
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Birkeland, Janis, 1945-
Positive development.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, ©2008
(DLC) 2008011448
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janis Birkeland
ISBN: 9781136559457 1136559450 9781849772235 1849772231
OCLC Number: 567982777
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 408 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Sustainability versus negativity --
Design for eco-services --
The case for eco-retrofitting --
Sustainable urban form --
Development standards and criteria --
Building rating tools --
Design methods --
Urban sustainability assessment --
Regional sustainability audits --
Sustainability reporting --
Futures thinking tools --
Eco-service trading schemes --
Bioregional planning.
Responsibility: Janis Birkeland.
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Presents the paradigm of Positive Development in which the built environment provides greater life quality, health, amenity and safety without sacrificing resources or money. This book challenges  Read more...

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