Sustainable And Resilient Communities: A Comprehensive Action Plan For Towns, Cities, And Regions
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<p>The ultimate step-by-step action plan guidebook for making communities resilient, resourceful, and healthy </p><p>Many of today′s communities face an unprecedented struggle to adapt and maintain their environmental, economic, and social well-being in an era beleaguered by fiscal constraints, uncertainty about energy prices and supplies, rapid demographic shifts, and accelerated climate impacts. This step-by-step guidebook for urban planners and urban designers explains how to create and implement an actionable plan for making neighborhoods, communities, and regions more environmentally healthy, resource-conserving, and economically resilient. Sustainable and Resilient Communities delineates measures for repairing, retrofitting, and transforming our built environments and supporting systems-transportation, energy, water, natural environment, food production, solid waste, and economics-through:<ul> <li><p>Methods for assessing a community′s key sustainability quotient</li> <li><p>Deploying tools for establishing timely performance goals and metrics</li> <li><p>Developing strategies for evaluating, selecting, and implementing ′high-leverage′ interventions</li> <li><p>Activating policies, codes, programs, plans, and practices, as well as monitoring and upgrading their performance</li></ul><p>The book includes a range of targeted case studies, from New Orleans and South Carolina to Arizona and California, illustrating geographically diverse approaches for urban contexts large and small.<p>A resource for developing an ecological urbanism, Sustainable and Resilient Communities employs time-proven, broadly applicable strategies and a
- City & Town Planning - Architectural Aspects
- Publication Date:
- Wiley Series in Sustainable Design Ser.
- John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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- 448 pages