Positive Development: From Vicious Circles to Virtuous Cycles through Built Environment Design
Janis Birkeland presents the innovative new paradigm of 'Positive Development' in which the built environment provides greater life quality, health, amenity and safety for all without sacrificing resources or money. With a different form of design, development itself can become a 'sustainability solution'. A cornerstone of this new paradigm is the eco-retrofitting of the vast urban fabric we already inhabit. The author presents a revolutionary new tool called SmartMode to achieve this end. This book challenges everyone working in or studying the areas of sustainable development, planning, architecture or the built environment to rethink their current ideas and practices.
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Genuine sustainability will require more than 'ecological restoration'. 'Zero carbon' and 'zero waste', at best, leave things as they are - we need to go beyond zero to development that delivers ... Read full review
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A tantalising idea... Read full review