Bringing together classic readings from a wide variety of sources, this key book investigates how our cities and towns can become more sustainable.Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, whilst the editors’ introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning exercises, and further reading. Providing background in theory, practical application, and vision, in a clear, accessible format, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader is an essential resource for students, professionals, and indeed anyone interested in the future of urban environments. Read more
Review Sustainable urban development is the frontier of the 21st century….This book is a superb collection of classic essays and contemporary work. Highly recommended!.–David W. Orr, Oberlin CollegeThis is the book that scholars and students interested in connecting sustainability and city and regional planning have been waiting for. The authors’ presentation of important theoretical ideas and current applications artfully unites two fields that have much to learn from each other.–Katherine Cushing, San Jose State UniversityA discerning selection of key ideas and strong editorial support on key urban sustainability themes, combined with case-study and inspirational student exercise sections will ensure this book will form a key text in my program.–Colin Elliot, Heriot-Watt UniversityThe volume may be used as a textbook, but it doesn’t feel like one.–Planning, 10/01/2004 About the Author Stephen M. Wheeler is Assistant Professor of Physical Planning and Design at the University of Mexico, and Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.