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The potential of new designs
In view of the fact that, by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, the subject of "sustainable urban design" is an important issue for UNESCO’s Cities of Design.
Taking into account that urban design can make a significant contribution to positive changes in environmental and social matters, the book presents seven inspirational examples for copying; included are analyses and measures for the cities of Detroit, Graz, Istanbul, Mexico City, and Puebla, as well as non-location bound projects.
The authors investigate the efficiency of certificates, climate installations for urban spaces, and new ecological, architectural, and sociological concepts for mega-cities. A reader for stakeholders at the interface of social and urban design.
Sigrid Bürstmayr, Lecturer(FH); Karl Stocker, head of Department Exhib.&Information Design, both FH JOANNEUM Univ.of Appl.SciencesGraz
"This book is full of design inspirations, but its design could do with revisiting. Its large format lends itself well to illustrations but the monochrome, bleached-out photos in turquoise and pale blue are hardly readable, especially when spread across pages, and the tiny font of the captions and references also in pale colours, are not helpful." (Judith Ryser in Urban Design Group, 04.2021, https://www.udg.org.uk/publications/book/designing-sustainable-cities)
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