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EcoDesign for Cities and Suburbs


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Jonathan Barnett is an emeritus Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning and former director of the Urban Design Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an architect and planner as well as an educator, and is the author of numerous books and articles on the theory and practice of city design. Along with PennDesign colleagues Gary Hack and Stefan Al, he teaches an online course, Designing Cities, available on Coursera. Larry Beasley is the retired Chief Planner for the City of Vancouver. He is now the Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning at the University of British Columbia and the founding principal of Beasley and Associates, an international planning consultancy. He is a Member of the Order of Canada, his country's highest civilian honour for lifetime achievement.


"[EcoDesign for Cities and Suburbs] is both practical and fascinating."-- "Real Estate News Exchange"

"A clarion call for a new normal in urban, suburban, and regional design."
-- "Planning"

"The book is a comprehensive overview of the diverse challenges our cities and suburbs face, offering practical planning and urban design solutions for transforming our urban growth model today...Overall, this is a valuable, informative book for the planning community that advances theory into practice, and that inspires new approaches to pivotal planning issues."
-- "Plan Canada"

"With the global 'urban century' in full swing, will cities old and new, central and suburban, become more sustainable and delightful? With Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs, Barnett and Beasley show us that the answer is certainly yes. Their insightful approach can and must be ours."--Ethan Seltzer "Professor, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University"

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