Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature By Douglas Farr. In One Line: A well-crafted overview of sustainable planning strategies with a broad lens that. Sustainable Urbanism. Urban Design With Nature. pages 8 x 9. Douglas Farr . Hardcover. $ ISBN: Pub Date: November Doug Farr’s second book, Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future, poses one big question: how can we make the world we want in the least .

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Preview — Sustainable Urbanism by Douglas Farr. Urban Design with Nature by Douglas Farr. Urban Design with Nature is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introductionto “sustainable urbanism”–the emerging sustaijable growing design reformmovement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable anddiverse places with the need to build high-performanc Written by the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development LEED-ND initiative, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introductionto “sustainable urbanism”–the emerging and growing design reformmovement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable anddiverse places with the need to build high-performanceinfrastructure and buildings.

Providing a historic perspective on the standards and regulationsthat got us to where we are today in terms of urban lifestyle andattempts at reform, Douglas Farr makes a powerful duglas forsustainable urbanism, showing where we went wrong, and where weneed to go. He then explains how to implement sustainable urbanismthrough leadership and communication in cities, communities, andneighborhoods. Essays written sustainaboe Farr and others delve into suchissues as: Increasing sustainability through density.

Integrating transportation jrbanism land use. Creating sustainable neighborhoods, including housing, car-freeareas, locally-owned stores, walkable neighborhoods, and universalaccessibility. The health and environmental benefits of linking humans tonature, including walk-to open spaces, neighborhood stormwatersystems and waste treatment, and food production.

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High performance buildings and district energy systems. An epilogue looks to the future ofsustainable urbanism over the next years. At once solidly researched and passionately argued, SustainableUrbanism is the ideal guidebook for urban designers, planners, and architects who are eager to make a positive impact on our–andour descendants’–buildings, cities, and lives. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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I earned the equivalent of a PhD writing this book. Apr 01, Michael Lewyn rated it really liked it. This book is a well-done and detailed guide on how to make new communities pedestrian-friendly while reducing energy consumption- in other words, a combination of new urbanism and environmentalism.

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What makes this book unusual is that Farr sets out quantitative criteria that architects and planners can use in creating and evaluating projects. The downside of this high level of detail is that the book is sufficiently technical that unlike, say, Andres Duany’s Suburban Nation it is not for the c This book is a well-done and detailed guide on how to make new communities pedestrian-friendly while reducing energy consumption- in other words, a combination of new urbanism and environmentalism.

The downside of this high level of detail is that the book is sufficiently technical that unlike, say, Andres Duany’s Suburban Nation it is not for the casual reader; much of Farr’s analysis will be over the head of even a fairly educated layperson. I do think the first few chapters which focus on why urbanism and environmentalism are important could have used xustainable pruning. Although one list of talking points suggests that “emphasizing the positive may attract more people than gloom and doom”, Farr occasionally lapses into the kind of alarmist rhetoric that may be inspiring to the most sutsainable environmentalists, but may be offputting to other readers.

Apr 04, Will rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you want to see an urban future that is sustainable, healthier, and socially conscious, read this book. Farr highlights the wonderful designs and ideas that are currently being developed to show urbaniism communities could be revitalized, carbon-neutral, respectful of natural habitats, energy-independent, flood-free, and job-creating.

Bravo to Farr for compiling a handbook that outlines how developed nations can cut consumption and ameliorate climate change while improving public health and happine If you want to see an urban future that is sustainable, healthier, and socially conscious, read this book. Bravo to Farr for compiling a handbook that outlines how developed nations can cut consumption and ameliorate climate change while improving public health and happiness.

Sep 13, Aviva rated it really liked it. Although I don’t agree with all of the hot points in Farr’s book, I think a lot of the principles of designing with our suxtainable environment in mind was illustrated well.

I originally borrowed it from the library and then went out and purchased a copy for my urban planning collection. I would recommend to add it to your collection! Sep 04, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: This is like a compendium of good practices, with everything from sustainable streetscapes to building infrastructure all brought together in urbaanism place.

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Amazing resources to have, but dense. A bit like a career of learning packed into one book. Aug 13, Paul rated it it was ok. usstainable

Mostly directed towards local govt. Oct 20, Bhrmslm rated it it urbansim amazing. Dec 12, David rated it it was amazing. Nov 16, Elma Felix rated it it was amazing. This book written by Doug Farr, makes my work simpler It’s really a conversation piece! Apr 01, Ryan added it. A fact filled book on how we can create more sustainable places. Reads more like a text book, but contains loads of useful information, examples and sources for further study. Jul 13, Elena rated it liked it Shelves: This is the book project I managed.

It only gets 3 starts since it was painful to create. But it’s actually really interesting, albeit slightly dated by now. Munsonmunson rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Christina Loranz rated it really liked it Jun farrr, Diva rated it really liked it Oct 20, Dan rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Charlotte DeMolay rated it suxtainable liked it Utbanism 15, Natalie Heltman rated it really liked urbannism Aug 21, Jane rated it liked it May 05, Tom Romanoff rated krbanism really liked it Nov 16, Jacqueline rated it really liked it Sep 02, Dave rated it really liked it Sep 11, Nikolas Hunt rated it really liked it Dec 03, Tiger rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Kn rated it really liked it Feb 04, Falon rated it liked it Jan 02, Matt rated it it was amazing May 16, Jarrrett rated it it was amazing Feb 05, Robin Wilcox rated it liked it Aug 14, Azmina Alimohd rated it really liked it Apr 12, Rickie rated it liked it Jan 27, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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