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Description - Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems by Peter Newman

Shows how cities and their residents can begin to reintegrate into their bioregional environment, and how cities themselves can be planned with nature's organising principles in mind. Taking cues from living systems for sustainability strategies, Newman and Jennings reassess urban design by exploring flows of energy, materials, and information, along with the interactions between human and non-human parts of the system.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781597261883
ISBN-10: 1597261882
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 15mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter Newman

Peter Newman is professor of city policy and director of the Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. He recently completed a Fulbright scholarship, which he spent at the University of Virginia studying sustainability initiatives in the U.S. He is the author of Sustainability and Cities (Island Press, 1999). Isabella Jennings is a graduate student in the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch University. Her past and current research is related to the cities as sustainable ecosystems idea.

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