Stephen Coyle and Daniel Dunigan’s Sustainable And Resilient Communities: A Comprehensive Action Plan For Towns, Cities, And Regions is the ultimate step-by-step action plan guidebook for making communities resilient, resourceful and healthy.
Many communities today 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 work for urban planners and urban designers explains how to create and implement an actionable plan for making neighborhoods, communities and regionsl more environmentally healthy, resource-conserving and economically viable.
It delineates measures for repairing, retrofitting and transforming our built environments and supporting sustems: transportation, energy, water, natural environment, food production, solid waste and economics through
- Methods for assessing a community’s key sustainability quotient
- Deploying tools for establishing timely performance goals and metrics
- Developing strategies for evaluating, selecting and implementing “high-leverage” interventions
- Activating policies, codes, programs, plans and practices, as well as monitoring and upgrading their performance
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.
A resource for developing an ecological urbanism, Sustainable And Resilient Communities employs time-proven, broadly applicable strategies and actions that can be customized for specific environmental, energy and economic conditions.
Sustainability And The Design Of Transport Interchanges demonstrates how the most effective of these structures put the passenger first, presenting design principles for transport interchanges and offers analysis of best practices around the world.
The author demonstrates how this complex building type integrates iwth the city on one hand, and with diffrent types of transportion on the other.
In this integration, design in both plan and section are important, as are urban and landscape design.
The idea of “interchange” is increasingly relevant as urban planners, engineers and architects address the question of sustainable development with its emphasis on energy efficiency, social cohesion, access for the elderly and urban regeneration.