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The Resource The hidden potential of sustainable neighborhoods : lessons from low-carbon communities, by Harrison Fraker, (electronic book)

The hidden potential of sustainable neighborhoods : lessons from low-carbon communities, by Harrison Fraker, (electronic book)

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The hidden potential of sustainable neighborhoods : lessons from low-carbon communities
Title
The hidden potential of sustainable neighborhoods
Title remainder
lessons from low-carbon communities
Statement of responsibility
by Harrison Fraker
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Language
eng
Summary
How do you achieve effective low-carbon design beyond the building level? How do you create a community that is both livable and sustainable? More importantly, how do you know if you have succeeded? Harrison Fraker goes beyond abstract principles to provide a clear, in-depth evaluation of four first generation low-carbon neighborhoods in Europe, and shows how those lessons can be applied to the U.S. Using concrete performance data to gauge successes and failures, he presents a holistic model based on best practices. The four case studies are: Bo01 and Hammarby in Sweden, and Kronsberg and Vauban in Germany. Each was built deliberately to conserve resources: all are mixed-used, contain at least 1,000 units, and have aggressive goals for energy and water efficiency, recycling, and waste treatment. For each case study, Fraker explores the community's development process andgoals and objectives as they relate to urban form, transportation, green space, energy, water and waste systems, and a social agenda. For each model, he looks at overall performance and lessons learned. Later chapters compare the different strategies employed by the case-study communities and develop a comprehensive model of sustainability, looking specifically at how these lessons can be employed in the United States, with a focus on retrofitting existing communities. This whole-systems approach promises not only a smaller carbon footprint, but an enriched form of urban living. The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods will be especially useful for urban designers, architects, landscape architects, land use planners, local policymakers and NGOs, citizen activists, students of urban design, planning, architecture, and landscape architecture
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GW5XE
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Fraker, Harrison
Dewey number
307.1/216
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT243.S8
LC item number
F73 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • City planning
  • City planning
  • City planning
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable development
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The hidden potential of sustainable neighborhoods : lessons from low-carbon communities, by Harrison Fraker, (electronic book)
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unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-216) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Bo01, Malm, Sweden -- Chapter 3. Hammarby Sjstad, Stockholm, Sweden -- Chapter 4. Kronsberg, Hannover, Germany -- Chapter 5. Vauban, Freiburg, Germany -- Chapter 6. Observations across Neighborhoods -- Chapter 7. A Road Map for the United States and Beyond -- Chapter 8. Conclusion
Control code
SPR858939159
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Extent
1 online resource (xx, 226 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610914086
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unknown
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-409-3
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (color)
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not applicable
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Electronic resource.
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remote
Label
The hidden potential of sustainable neighborhoods : lessons from low-carbon communities, by Harrison Fraker, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-216) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Bo01, Malm, Sweden -- Chapter 3. Hammarby Sjstad, Stockholm, Sweden -- Chapter 4. Kronsberg, Hannover, Germany -- Chapter 5. Vauban, Freiburg, Germany -- Chapter 6. Observations across Neighborhoods -- Chapter 7. A Road Map for the United States and Beyond -- Chapter 8. Conclusion
Control code
SPR858939159
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 226 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610914086
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-409-3
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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