World Rescue – An Economics Built on What We Build
Climate change? Biodiversity collapse? Failed states proliferating? Design yourself! Build our future! Richard Register’s new book takes off and goes right to the physical foundations of society, built on biology, built on planet Earth, bathed in the sun’s life-giving glare. Nature’s economics is the foundation for human economics, he says, and survival and thriving hangs in the balance.
The Ecocity Coloring Book
Richard Register is as much an artist as he is a writer and activist. The Ecocity Coloring Book includes dozens of imaginative depictions of his ecological urban philosophies and visions. Add your ecocity embellishments to his ideas!
EcoCities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature
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.
Ecocity Berkeley offers innovative city planning solutions that would work anywhere, but the book offers a vision of what the future can be like with a fair amount of planning beforehand. This inspirational book is meant for anyone interested in environmental activism, and anyone looking to advocate for similar planning improvements in their city.
Village Wisdom: Future Cities
Village Wisdom is an incredible presentation of real-world solutions for population and environmental issues now faced all over the world, summarizing information presented at ECOCITY 3. It includes examples of design, planning, appropriate technology, and social and environmental activism in contemporary Africa and around the world.
Sustainable Cities: Governing for Urban Innovation
In an era where entirely new eco-cities are being built and established ones being retro-fitted in response to environmental pressures, this text looks at the varying successes of the urban sustainability movement and its relationship to the planners, policy-makers and citizens who are inseparable from it. In this wide-ranging text, Simon Joss examines mainstream policy and practice and looks at the approaches that can overcome some of their drawbacks.
Tomorrow’s City Today: Prospects for Standardising Sustainable Urban Development
This research report provides a conceptual and empirical overview of the emerging field of eco-city frameworks. It conceptualises the rise of indicators, standards and frameworks for sustainable urban development from the twin perspective of innovation and governance. The empirical research encompasses over 40 frameworks used globally.
Ecopolis: Architecture and Cities for a Changing Climate
From 2008, for the first time in human history, half of the world’s population now live in cities. Yet despite a wealth of literature on green architecture and planning, there is to date no single book which draws together theory from the full range of disciplines – from architecture, planning and ecology – which we must come to grips with if we are to design future cities which are genuinely sustainable. Paul Downton’s Ecopolis takes a major step along this path.
Saved By Development: Preserving Environmental Areas, Farmland
This is the most comprehensive guide yet published on transfer of development rights, or TDR, the market-driven technique that uses private sector profits rather than public dollars to permanently preserve environmentally-sensitive areas, agricultural land, historic sites, open space, infrastructure capacity, housing, urban scale and other important community assets.
Dynamics and Resilience of Informal Areas: International Perspectives
This volume provides visionary approaches within the multi-disciplines engaged with informal settlements covering three main themes; ‘Innovative Policies and Strategies to Informal Urbanism’; ‘Production, Operation and the Life-World of Urban Space’ and finally ‘The Dynamics of Informal Settlements’.
Our Ecological Footprint – Reducing Human Impact on the Earth
Our Ecological Footprint presents an internationally-acclaimed tool for measuring and visualizing the resources required to sustain our households, communities, regions and nations, converting the seemingly complex concepts of carrying capacity, resource-use, waste-disposal and the like into a graphic form that everyone can grasp and use.
Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design: Linking Theory and Practice for Sustainable Cities
The contributors to this volume propose strategies of urgent and vital importance that aim to make today’s urban environments more resilient. Resilience, the ability of complex systems to adapt to changing conditions, is a key frontier in ecological research and is especially relevant in creative urban design, as urban areas exemplify complex systems.