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Books on Sustainable Communities in the Urban Environment


COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY

Community Technology - sustainable communities

Author - K Hess
First published in 1979 an account of an experiment by the residents of a ghetto in Washington DC to achieve self sufficiency.
Fish in basements, veg on vacant lots, garbage into fuel, newsletter and loads of other radical low tech technologies. First it all went well and then it bombed. There is much to learn so as not to repeat the same errors. Well worth reading.
Buy for £ 7.95

STAR (SCHOOLS, TRAFFIC AND ACCIDENT REDUCTION PROJECT)

sustainable communities - traffic accident reduction

Author -

Excellent piece of work - how to collect and analyse data, road safety instructions, environmental issues, health and fitness. No school or youth group should be without it.
Buy for £ 15.00

CARFREE CITIES

sustainable communities - reduce traffic

Author - J. Crawford

Starting from the premise that a car-free city is a sustainable community the author uses historic and current examples of good practice to suggest ways to alter our cities, reduce traffic and ensure that new developments aren’t destroyed by the car.
Buy for £ 19.95

BIOREGIONAL SOLUTIONS

sustainable communities


Author -

Examples and theory of local solutions to global problems - the only way to make the city community work. One of the excellent Schumacher productions.

Buy for £ 4.95

THE WALKING BUS - A SAFE WAY FOR CHILDREN TO WALK TO SCHOOL

sustainable communities, reduce traffic


Author - Combined

Reduce traffic, exercise the youth - set one up now.

Buy for £ 3.50

STREET RECLAIMING

reduce traffic


Author - D. Engwicht

Subtitled How to create livable streets and vibrant communities this is a recipe book to rid our streets of the tyranny of the car and reduce traffic. Starts by facing up to the problem and then proposes solutions, most based on current examples. Vital stuff.

Buy for £ 14.95

FOR HUNGER PROOF CITIES - SUSTAINABLE URBAN FOOD SYSTEMS

urban environment - food security


Author - Welsh & others

First book Eco-Logic have come across to deal with the vital topic of food security from an urban perspective. Lots of case studies, ideas and a 'can do' tone make this essential for activists and theoreticians alike.

Buy for £ 23.95

NATURE AREAS FOR CITY PEOPLE

nature areas in the urban environment


Author - J. Johnston

Excellent manual dealing with broader issues of the bringing about nature refuges in urban environments. A detailed look at how to set up a nature area, through planning, design, costing, managing and protecting, to everyday usage.

Buy for £ 5.00

THE URBAN HANDBOOK

urban environment


Author - Elizabeth Agate

A practical guide to community environmental work, this excellent guide from the BTCV shows you exactly how to go about improving the urban environment.

Buy for £ 14.00

CREATING SUSTAINABLE CITIES

sustainable communities


Author - H. Giradet

Work discussing the requirements to create sustainable communities. One of the excellent Schumacher Briefings.

Buy for £ 5.00

GREENING CITIES

sustainable communities in the urban environment


Author - J. Roelofs

'Building Just & Sustainable Communities' a splendid, practical book that looks at all the aspects that a city would need to encompass to become 'sustainable'. Topics include: urban design, energy, food & agriculture, health, economy, recreation and culture as well as an analysis of what makes a 'green city'. With a vast number of examples, definitely a 'how to' book.

Buy for £ 18.99

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