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Designing Sustainable Cities

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Table of Contents

The Vivacity Team. Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction. Section 1 The urban design process. Introduction. 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. Overview. Section 2 Environmental sustainability and city-centre living. Introduction. 4 Urban environmental quality. 5 The sensory city. 6 Inclusive design of 'away from home' toilets. Overview. Section 3 Urban form and social sustainability for city-centre living. Introduction. 7 Housing in the twentieth-century city. 8 Designing safe residential areas. 9 Crime and urban design: an evidence-based approach. Overview. Section 4 Diversity and mixed use for city-centre living. Introduction. 10 Urban sustainability: mixed use or mixed messages? 11 The generation of diversity. Overview. Section 5 Supporting urban design decision-making: ICT. Introduction. 12 IT Infrastructure for supporting multidisciplinary urban planning. Section 6 VivaCity2020: artists-in-residence. Introduction. 13 The role of art practice within VivaCity2020. 14 Present in public space. Overview. 15 The ongoing sustainable city endeavour. Appendices. 1 VivaCity industry partners and collaborators. 2 Explaining space syntax. Index.

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Rachel Cooper - Lancaster University Graeme Evans - London Metropolitan University Christopher T Boyko - Lancaster University


The presentation and interpretation of the data from the study areas provides the reader with a sound and logical introduction to the complex topic of sustainable urban design and offers some practical solutions to achieving sustainable designs. ( Building Engineer , November 2009)

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