Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the
Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of
classic and contemporary readings giving a broad introduction to this
topic. It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development
concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, before presenting
readings on a number of dimensions of the sustainability concept.
Topics covered include land use and urban design, transportation,
ecological planning and restoration, energy and materials use, economic
development, social and environmental justice, and green architecture
All sections have a concise editorial introduction
that places the selection in context and suggests further reading.
Additional sections cover tools for sustainable development,
international sustainable development, visions of sustainable community
and case studies from around the world. The book also includes
educational exercises for individuals, university classes, or community
groups, and an extensive list of recommended readings.
anthology remains unique in presenting a broad array of classic and
contemporary readings in this field, each with a concise introduction
placing it within the context of this evolving discourse. The
Sustainable Urban Development Reader presents an authoritative overview
of the field using original sources in a highly readable format for
university classes in urban studies, environmental studies, the social
sciences, and related fields. It also makes a wide range of sustainable
urban planning-related material available to the public in a clear and
accessible way, forming an indispensable resource for anyone interested
in the future of urban environments.