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Sustainable and resilient communities : a comprehensive action plan for towns, cities, and regions

Author: Stephen Coyle
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The ultimate step-by-step action plan guidebook for making communities resilient, resourceful, and healthy Many of today's communities face an unprecedented struggle to adapt and maintain their environmental, economic, and social well-being in an era beleaguered by fiscal constraints, uncertainty about energy prices and supplies, rapid demographic shifts, and accelerated climate impacts. This step-by-step guidebook  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Coyle
ISBN: 9780470536476 0470536470 9786613025425 6613025429 9780470918722 0470918721
OCLC Number: 647213276
Description: xii, 403 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The built environments and its supporting systems : Defining the built environment ; Defining the supporting systems ; The two fundamental types of built environments ; The two fundamental types of support systems --
The process of transformation : Sustainable plan0making ; The plan-making steps --
The physical built environment : Sustainable community commerce / Seth Harry ; Building sustainable communities: the ecological toolkit / Michael Mehaffy ; Bioclimatic building design / Erin Cubbinson ; A sustainable commercial framework / Seth Harry ; Neighborhood resource center / Michael Mehaffy ; Green renovation / Gaither Pratt ; Attainable and resilient housing / Sara Hines --
The regulatory environment : Sustainability planning and the law / Dan Sloane ; Transforming the built environment through form-based coding / Stephen Coyle ; Legal impediments survey / Dan Slone ; Transfer of development rights / Rick Pruetz ; The SmartCode / Sandy Sorlien ; GHG emissions inventory and forecast / Daniel Dunigan and Dana Peris --
Transportation : Sustainable transportation and transit planning: strategies for comprehensive regional transportation plans and transit-oriented development / Sam Zimbabwe ; An incremental approach: developing a long term comprehensive regional transportation plan / Trent Lethco ; Transportation for livable communities / Sam Zimbabwe ; Transit-oriented development / Sam Zimbabwe ; Spectrum of change tool / Trent Lethco ; Parking: when less is more / Norman Garrick and Wesley Marshall ; Green streetscapes for local streets / Paul Crabtree ; Multimodal network and connectivity planning program / Jim Daisa --
Energy : The energy shift / Jon Roberts ; Awareness for communities about the environment / Cyane Dandridge ; Housing energy program / Cyane Dandridge ; Energy efficiency and renewable energy in new building design / Jeannie Renne-Malone --
Water : Stormwater management: light imprint development / Duary Plater-Zyberk and company ; Decentralized wastewater management / Eric Lohan with WIll Kirksy ; Regional watershed management planning / Paul Crabtree --
Natural environment : Sustainable landscaping / John Harris ; Sustainable landscaping: building green assets / Katie O'Reilly Rogers ; Plant *SF / Jane Martin ; A diversified carbon sequestration and cellulosic biofuels program / Daniel Dunigan --
Food production/agriculture : Sustainable food systems / Lynn Peemoeller ; Urban orchards / Lynn Peemoeller ; Urban agriculture / Raoul Adamchak ; Urban edge agricultural parks / Sibella Kraus --
Solid waste : Sustainable materials management / Daniel T. Sicular ; Home composting / Daniel T. Sicular ; Commercial and institutional recycling: targeting the top waste producers / Daniel T. Sicular ; GHG emissions benefits of recycling and organics management / Jeff Caton --
Economics : Sustainable economic development: the longer view / Dave Leland and Chris Zahas ; A sustainable return on investment / John Williams ; Downtown revitalization / Dave Leland and Chris Zahas --
Engagement and education : Creating and managing sustainability for a municipality / Susan J. Daluddung ; Green your ride / Susan J. Daluddung --
Public health : Ambient outdoor air quality: community health / Anthony Bernheim ; A holistic public health approach / Karen Mendrala ; Crating healthier communities through policy change / Karen Shore.
Responsibility: [edited by] Stephen Coyle ; foreword by André́s Duany.

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