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  1. The Whole Building Handbook

    How to Design Healthy, Efficient and Sustainable Buildings

    By Varis Bokalders, Maria Block

    The Whole Building Handbook is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable buildings for a sustainable society. The authors move beyond the current definition of sustainability in architecture, which tends to focus on...

    Published December 18th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Designing High-Density Cities

    For Social and Environmental Sustainability

    Edited by Edward Ng

    Compact living is sustainable living. High-density cities can support closer amenities, encourage reduced trip lengths and the use of public transport and therefore reduce transport energy costs and carbon emissions. High-density planning also helps to control the spread of urban suburbs into open...

    Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Transport for Suburbia

    Beyond the Automobile Age

    By Paul Mees

    The need for effective public transport is greater than ever in the twenty-first century. With countries like China and India moving towards mass-automobility, we face the prospects of an environmental and urban health disaster unless alternatives are found. It is time to move beyond the...

    Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Fixing Fuel Poverty

    Challenges and Solutions

    By Brenda Boardman

    Since its publication in the early 90s, Brenda Boardman's Fuel Poverty has been the reference text for those wishing to learn about this complex subject. In this, its successor, she turns a critical eye to the new millennium and finds that the situation, while now more widely recognised, is far...

    Published December 9th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Building for a Changing Climate

    The Challenge for Construction, Planning and Energy

    By Peter F. Smith

    There is now a practically universal consensus that our climate is changing rapidly, and as a direct result of human activities. While there is extensive debate about what we can do to mitigate the damage we are causing, it is becoming increasingly clear that a large part of our resources will have...

    Published November 25th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Sustainable Solar Housing

    Volume One - Strategies and Solutions

    Edited by S. Robert Hastings, Maria Wall

    This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a range of potential solutions for low-energy building design, considering different strategies (energy conservation and renewable energy) and technologies (relating to the building envelope, ventilation, heat delivery, heat production,...

    Published October 27th 2009 by Routledge

  7. The Indoor Environment Handbook

    How to Make Buildings Healthy and Comfortable

    By Philomena Bluyssen

    Winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010 award. Ensuring that buildings are healthy and comfortable for their occupants is a primary concern of all architects and building engineers. This highly practical handbook will help make that process more efficient and effective. It begins...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Planning Sustainable Cities

    Global Report on Human Settlements 2009

    By Un-Habitat

    Current urban planning systems are not equipped to deal with the major urban challenges of the twenty-first century, including effects of climate change, resource depletion and economic instability, plus continued rapid urbanization with its negative consequences such as poverty, slums and urban...

    Published October 5th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Community and Sustainable Development

    Participation in the future

    Edited by Diane Warburton

    Books like this which bubble over with the fruits of many people experience and insight add new layers of meaning to (the concept if sustainable development) deepening our understanding of what for me is the most important political challenge of our age-by a very Long way... this timely and...

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

  10. Sustainable Cities in Europe

    By Peter Nijkamp, Adriaan Perrels

    Worldwide, urbanization is steadily increasing, yet many modern cities are becoming less and less able to accommodate the growth in their population. Congestion, pollution, low-quality housing, social fragmentation, noise, crime and inadequate social services all contribute to a declining quality...

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge