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

Author: Janis Birkeland
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janis Birkeland
ISBN: 1844075796 9781844075782 1844075788 9781844075799
OCLC Number: 703226749
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 408 Seiten) : Illustrationen
Contents: Introduction: Sustainability versus Negativity * Section A: Redefining the Problem and Goals * Design for Eco-services * The Case for Eco-retrofitting * Sustainable Urban Form * Section B: Critique of Methods,Tools and Processes in Building Design * Development Standards and Criteria * Building Rating Tools * Design Methods * Section C: Critique of Methods, Tools and Processes in Environmental Management * Urban Sustainability Assessment * Regional Sustainability Audits * Sustainability Reporting * Section D: Critique of Trends in Strategies, Incentives and Planning * Futures Thinking Tools * Eco-service Trading Schemes * Bioregional Planning * Section E: A framework for Eco-governance and Management * Constitution for Eco-governance * Reversing Resource Transfers * The SmartMode Process * Index
Responsibility: Janis Birkeland.

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'One of the best books on sustainability I've read in a long time ... clear, compelling, and dead on.' - David Orr, Oberlin College, author of The Nature of Design and Ecological Literacy Read more...

 
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