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Short description Addressing sustainability issues in relation to the design and planning of the urban environment is a complex, multi-disciplinary issue and solutions never arrive from a single perspective. This book uses design to consider when and by whom decisions that contribute to sustainability are made. With three major city-centre case studies (London, Manchester and Sheffield) it considers social, environmental and economic factors and examines their relationship to the decision-making process.
From the contents The Vivacity Team.
Section 1 The urban design process.
1 The urban design decision-making process: definitions and issues.
2 Urban design decision-making process: case studies.
3 Urban design decision-making process: a new approach.
Section 2 Environmental sustainability and city-centre living.
4 Urban environmental quality.
5 The sensory city.
6 Inclusive design of 'away from home' toilets.
Section 3 Urban form and social sustainability for city-centre living.
7 Housing in the twentieth-century city.
8 Designing safe residential areas.
9 Crime and urban design: an evidence-based approach.
Section 4 Diversity and mixed use for city-centre living.
10 Urban sustainability: mixed use or mixed messages?