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EcoCities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature

by Richard Register (Author)



Product Description

Most of the world's population now lives in cities. So if we are to address the
problems of environmental deterioration and peak oil adequately, the city has to
be a major focus of attention.

Ecocities is about re-building cities and towns based on ecological principles
for the long term sustainability, cultural vitality and health of the Earth's
biosphere. Unique in the literature is the book's insight that the form of the
city really matters and that it is within our ability to change it, and crucial
that we do. Further, that the ecocity within its bioregion is comprehensible and
do-able, and can produce a healthy and potentially happy future.

Ecocities describes the place of the city in evolution, nature and history. It
pays special attention to the key question of accessibility and transportation,
and outlines design principles for the ecocity. The reader is encouraged to
plunge in to its economics and politics: the kinds of businesses, planning and
leadership required. The book then outlines the tools by which a gradual
transition to the ecocity could be accomplished. Throughout, this new edition is
generously illustrated with the author's own inspired visions of what such
rebuilt cities might actually look like.

Richard Register is one of the world's great theorists and authors in ecological
city design and planning. The founder of Urban Ecology and Ecocity Builders, he
convened the first International Ecocity Conference in 1990, lectures around the
world, and has authored two previous books, as well as an earlier edition of
Ecocities.

About the Author
Richard Register is one of the world's great theorists and authors in ecological
city design and planning. The founder of Urban Ecology and Ecocity Builders, he
convened the first International Ecocity Conference in 1990, lectures around the
world, and has authored two previous books as well as an earlier edition of
Ecocities (Berkeley Hills Press, 2002).

Product Details

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: New Society Publishers; Revised edition (April 1, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0865715521

 

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