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Smartcities, Resilient Landscapes and Eco-Warriors
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Cj Lim (University College London UK) Ed Liu (Bartlett School of Planning University College London UK)
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Smartcities, Resilient Landscapes and Eco-Warriors

Cj Lim (University College London UK) Ed Liu (Bartlett School of Planning University College London UK)


CRC Press Inc

Environmentally-friendly architecture & design;
City & town planning - architectural aspects;
Agriculture & related industries;
Urban & municipal planning;
Gardens (descriptions, history etc)


306 pages

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Following on from the success of the first edition, Smartcities + Eco-Warriors (2010), this book is the latest innovative response on urban resilience from one of the world's leading urban design and architectural thinkers. An ecological symbiosis between nature, society and the built form, the Smartcity cultivates new spatial practices and creates diverse forms of resilient landscapes including and beyond urban agriculture.

The notion of the Smartcity is developed through a series of international case studies, some commissioned by government organisations, others speculative and polemic. This second edition has nine new case studies, and additional ecological sustainability studies covering sensitivity, design criteria, and assessments for ecological construction plans. The book concludes with two new essays on the romance of trees and the empowering nature of resilient landscapes.

Smartcities, Resilient Landscapes + Eco-warriors represents a crucial voice in the discourse of climate change and the potential opportunities to improve the ecological function of existing habitats or create new landscapes which are considered beneficial to local ecology and resilience. It is indispensable reading for practitioners and students in the fields of landscape, urban design, architecture and environmental engineering. An inspiration to government agencies and NGOs dealing with sustainability, this work also resonates with anyone concerned about cities, landscapes, food and water security, and energy conservation.

By:   Cj Lim (University College London UK), Ed Liu (Bartlett School of Planning University College London UK)
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm, 
Weight:   1.520kg
ISBN:   9780815363255
ISBN 10:   0815363257
Pages:   306
Publication Date:   May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

CJ Lim is the Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Bartlett UCL and founder of Studio 8 Architects, a multi-disciplinary practice in urban planning, architecture and landscape focusing on cultural, socio-economic and sustainability issues. His other authored books published by Routledge include Short Stories: London in two and-a-half dimensions (2011), Food City (2014) and Inhabitable Infrastructures: Science fiction or urban futures? (2017). Ed Liu is a practising architect and urban designer based in Beijing and London. He has a long-standing association with Studio 8 Architects and has worked on sustainable urban developments in China, Sri Lanka and El Salvador.

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