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The Past and Future City

How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities

by Ms. Stephanie Meeks & Mr. Kevin C. Murphy

<p>In*The Past and Future City,*Stephanie Meeks, the presidof the National Trust for Historic Preservation, describes in detail, and with unique empirical research, the many ways that saving and restoring historic fabric can help a city create ...

ISBN: 9781610917100

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The Permaculture Promise

What Permaculture Is and How It Can Help Us Reverse Climate Change, Build a More Resilient Future on Earth, and Revitalize Our Communities

by Jono Neiger

<p><em>Permaculture</em> is a sustainability buzzword, but many people wonder what it actually means and why it is relevant. Originally coined by combining the words <em>permanent</em> and <em>agriculture</em>, permaculture has evolved into an ...

ISBN: 9781612124285

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The Poop on Scoop

Safely Capturing and Recycling the Nutrients in Greywater, Humanure, and Urine

by Dan Chiras

<p>Flush it and forget it is the plumbing mantra of the industrialized world. Most people just want sewage to go away, preferably without having to see, smell, or worse yet, touch it. But crap has a bad rap. Human waste is a valuable resource we

ISBN: 9781550925838

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The Power of Existing Buildings

Save Money, Improve Health, and Reduce Environmental Impacts

by Robert Sroufe Jr, Craig Stevenson & Beth Eckenrode

<p>Your building has the potential to change the world. Existing buildings consume approximately 40 percent of the energy and emit nearly half of the carbon dioxide in the US each year. In recognition of the significant contribution of buildings

ISBN: 9781642830514

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The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture

Air, Comfort and Climate

by C. Alan Short

<p>The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture challenges the modern practice of sealing up and mechanically cooling public scaled buildings in whichever climate and environment they are located. This book unravels the extremely complex

ISBN: 9781317658689

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The Sustainable City

by Steven Cohen

<p>Living sustainably is not just about preserving the wilderness or keeping nature pristine. The transition to a green economy depends on cities. For the first time in human history, the majority of the people on the planet live in urban areas.

ISBN: 9780231543972

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The Vanishing Traces

by Iftekhar Ahmed

<p>The Vanishing Traces: Vernacular Housing of the Chittagong Hill Tracts is a study of eleven minorities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh and their dwellings. It is a unique documentation of this architecture.</p><p>The region

ISBN: 9786167817095

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Timber Framing For The Rest Of Us

by Rob Roy

Many natural building methods rely upon the use of post and beam frame structures that are then in-filled with straw cob cordwood or more conventional wall materials. But traditional timber framing employs the use of finely crafted jointing and ...

ISBN: 9781550924213

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Transforming Distressed Global Communities

Making Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Cities

by Fritz Wagner, Riad Mahayni & Andreas Piller

<p>Many of our global cities are distressed and facing a host of issues: economic collapse in the face of rising expectations, social disintegration and civil unrest, and ecological degradation and the threats associated with climate change, ...

ISBN: 9781317007685

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Twisted Oak: A Journey to Create a Self-Sustaining Life and Home

by Kristina Munroe PE

<p>Twisted Oak is the inspiring, true story of a family seeking a more sustainable life in a complex, technology-driven world. Their journey leads them to build a self-sustaining home and lifestyle in the sunny mountains of southwestern Colorado

ISBN: 9781456630140

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Urban Ecologies 2013

by Jesse Jackson, Patricio Davila & Roderick Grant

<p>From June 19-22, 2013, OCAD University’s Faculty of Design presented Urban Ecologies 2013, a conference that examined the impact of emerging categories of research and practice that are shaping the future of design in our cities: visualizing ...

ISBN: 9781772520026

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Urban Street Stormwater Guide

by National Association of City Transportation Officials

<p>The <em>Urban Street Stormwater Guide</em> begins from the principle that street design can support—or degrade—the urban area's overall environmental health. By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities

ISBN: 9781610918145

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Vacant to Vibrant

Creating Successful Green Infrastructure Networks

by Sandra Albro

<p>Vacant lots, so often seen as neighborhood blight, have the potential to be a key element of community revitalization. As manufacturing cities reinvent themselves after decades of lost jobs and population, abundant vacant land resources and ...

ISBN: 9781610919012

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Water & the City, Citygreen Issue 5

by Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology, Singapore The Editorial Team

<p>CITYGREEN, winner of the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence for three consecutive years - 2014, 2013 and 2012, is a biannual publication of the Centre for Urban Greenery & Ecology, Singapore. It presents current research on greening and ...

ISBN: 9789810913052

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Wind Energy for the Rest of Us

A Comprehensive Guide to Wind Power and How to Use It

by Paul Gipe

<p>Wind Energy for the Rest of Us straddles two?or more?worlds.</p> <p>The book is about wind energy. It’s not just about small wind turbines. It’s not just about large wind turbines. It’s about the depth and breadth of wind energy, ...

ISBN: 9780997451801

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Within Walking Distance

Creating Livable Communities for All

by Philip Langdon

<p>In*Within Walking Distance*, journalist and urban critic Philip Langdon looks at why and how Americans are shifting toward a more human-scale way of building and living. He shows how people are creating, improving, and caring for walkable ...

ISBN: 9781610917735

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Your Ecological House Part 1: Understanding Your Home Ecosystem

by Philip S. Wenz

<p>Your Ecological House is your guide to creating your “home ecosystem,” an integrated habitat that conserves and produces energy, reduces waste and produces food and other goods. Written by ecological design and construction expert Philip S. ...

ISBN: 9781370764105

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