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Naturw don’t want to fault him too strongly for it; he lives and works there, so it makes sense that he’s most familiar with that city. New Society Publishers, c Physical description xxv, p. Ecocities describes the place of the city in evolution, nature and history. John rated it liked it Jun 27, There is a natire that stood out to me in one of the book’s later chapters: The founder of Urban Ecology and Ecocity Builders, he convened the first International Ecocity Conference inlectures around the world, and has authored two previous books, as well as an earlier edition of Ecocities.
Ecocities describes the place of the city in evolution, nature and history. Casey F rated it really liked it May 11, Sep 20, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: Richard Register is one of the world’s great theorists and authors in ecological city design and planning.
For these projects, he on collaborated as much with decision-makers to encourage them to act in concrete terms, as with community organizations and promoters, towards improving built environment.
Lists with This Book. We should be building compact, walkable cities, not investing in better hybrid cars and ‘green’ buildings surrounded by giant parking lots.
Ecocities – Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature
With Ecocity Builders, M. Alexandra Bowen rated it it was amazing Jun 02, The text on the same page as the umbrella drawing, however, was a longwinded description of the history of Hopi architecture – and not so much “here’s this specific, neat thing that the Hopi did” but vague, feel-good rhetoric about how the Hopi built baoance communities, by the people for the people, yadda yadda.
So if we are to rebuildinh the problems of environmental deterioration and peak oil adequately, the city has to be a major focus of attention. Jan 20, Stephie Jane Rexroth rated it really liked it. Further, that the ecocity within its bioregion is comprehensible and do-able, and can produce a healthy and potentially happy future. Garbage is sorted into recyclables, compost, paper, and trash.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Richard Register will present efficient strategies and tools to transform cities into Ecocities.
Quite helpful for my thoughts on these matters which certainly are often present.
It will put the emphasis on the possible changes that can be made to reduce the ecological impact of human activity, and ways to promote human interaction and social justice in the urban environment. People here ride bikes every day as a means of transportation and not just recreation. None of these ideas are radical, they’re just normal. James rated it really liked it Jun 14, The attendees will also have a special opportunity to visit the exhibition Living in a sustainable city that is up until June Oct 22, Lily So-too rated it really liked it.
This is a book I wish Mr. I ended up skimming the rest of the book for the drawings and their attached captions, largely ignoring the main text. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Register organizes major international ecocitiea, the Ecocity World Summit. Unique in the literature is the book’s insight that the form of the city really matters – and that it is within ih ability to change it, and crucial that we do. And perhaps as a result of how credit doesn’t really exist here, people buy things to last them longer than a season, longer than a year. All I see when driving now is sprawl, and I am much more conscious of our dependence on vehicles.
Unique in the literature is the book’s insight that natrue form of the city really matters – and that it is within our ability to change it, and crucial that we do. How nice would it be if NYC was car free only allowing taxis and scooters?
Very few people live in a single unattached home. Aleigh rated it it was amazing Jan 12, balacne Ecocities is about re-building cities and towns based on ecological principles for the long term sustainability, cultural vitality and health of the Earth’s biosphere. It did help me to think about natural systems as smarter than any built ones and wonder why we don’t use the characteristics of what is around us more.
Publication date Note Green Library copy 1: Corporate Christ rated it really liked it Jan 03, It pays special attention to the key question of accessibility and transportation, and outlines design principles for the ecocity, and then outlines the tools by which a gradual transition to the ecocity could be accomplished. So far, exploring the potentials that cities have for being more ecologically sound than rural living. What a good idea! Ecocities is about re-building cities and towns based on ecological principles for the long term sustainability, cultural vitality and health of the Earth’s biosphere.
Austin rated it it was amazing Nov 16, But I’ve never been there so I didn’t really connect to it. This isn’t so much a how-to manual for building ecocities as an academic wankfest for environmentalism. In a 10 minute car ride Ballance can go from the city center in which I live to a totally rural landscape.
EcoCities: Rebuilding Cities in Balance with Nature
SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Menu Skip to content. That rhetoric puts me on the defensive, makes me approach this book and its recommendations with rebuildinv skepticism than the ideas deserve.