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ReNew town : adaptive urbanism and the low carbon community / Andrew Scott, Eran Ben-Joseph.

Author/Creator:
Scott, Andrew, 1965-, author.
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (289 p.)
Subjects:
Sustainable urban development -- Japan.
City planning -- Environmental aspects -- Japan.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
ReNew Town puts forth an innovative vision of performative design and planning for low-carbon sustainable development, and illustrates practicable strategies for balancing environmental systems with urban infrastructure and new housing prototypes.To date, much of the discourse on the design of sustainable communities and 'eco-cities' has been premised on using previously undeveloped land. In contrast, this book and the project it showcases focus on the retrofitting and adaptation of an existing environment - a more common problem, given the extent of the world'
Contents:
Sustainable initiatives
Research in context
Assumptions
Concepts
Tama New Town
Initial survey : preliminary propositions
Abstractions : typologies
Applied prototypes
Measuring performance : infrastructures
Site concepts
Low density prototypes
Medium density prototypes
High density prototypes
Future directions
Appendix: carbon calculations.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contributor:
Ben-Joseph, Eran.
ISBN:
1-299-14748-8
0-203-15534-3
1-136-58031-X
OCLC:
827207165
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203155349 doi
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