248 pages, 8 x 10
181 colour figures, 11 tables
Release Date:01 Sep 2013

The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods

Lessons from Low-Carbon Communities

Island Press
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.
Harrison Fraker is a professor of architecture and urban design at UC Berkeley, as well as former Dean of the School of Architecture there. He has published seminal articles on the design potential of sustainable systems and urban design principles for transit oriented neighbourhoods.
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