Publisher: Birkhauser 2020, ISBN: 9783035621983, Editors: Karl Stocker, Sigrid Burstmayr Format: Paperback, 60 colour illustrations, 235 x 195mm, 152pp
In view of the fact that, by 2050, 70 percent of the world's population will live in cities, the subject of "sustainable urban design" is an important issue for UNESCO's Cities of Design.
Taking into account that urban design can make a significant contribution to positive changes in environmental and social matters, the book presents seven inspirational examples for copying; included are analyses and measures for the cities of Detroit, Graz, Istanbul, Mexico City, and Puebla, as well as non-location bound projects.
The authors investigate the efficiency of certificates, climate installations for urban spaces, and new ecological, architectural, and sociological concepts for mega-cities. A reader for stakeholders at the interface of social and urban design.