August 26, 2010, 3:18 pm

ECOLOGICAL URBANISM
ECOLOGICAL URBANISM

While climate change, sustainable architecture, and green technologies have become increasingly topical, issues surrounding the sustainability of the city are much less developed. The premise of the book is that an ecological approach is urgently needed both as a remedial device for the contemporary city and as an organizing principle for new cities.

Ecological Urbanism approaches the city without any one set of instruments and with a worldview that is fluid in scale and disciplinary approach. Design provides the synthetic key to connect ecology with an urbanism that is not in contradiction with its environment.

The book brings together design practitioners and theorists, economists, engineers, artists, policy makers, environmental scientists, and public health specialists, with the goal of reaching a more robust understanding of ecological urbanism and what it might be in the future. The promise is nothing but short of a new ethics and aesthetics of the urban.

This book is also part of an ongoing series of research projects at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design that explore alternative and radical approaches between ecology and architecture, landscape architecture, planning an urbanism.

With contributions by Homi Bhabha, Stefano Boeri, Chuck Hoberman, Rem Koolhaas, Sanford Kwinter, Bruno Latour, Nina-Marie Lister, Mohsen Mostafavi, Matthias Schuler, Sissel Tolaas, Charles Waldheim, among others.

Data

Publisher:
Lars Müller Publishers
Baden, Switzerland
www.lars-mueller-publishers.com

Editors:
Mohsen Mostafavi with Gareth Doherty

16.5 x 24 cm, 640 pages
approx. 1000 illustrations, hardcover
ISBN 978-3-03778-189-0, English

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‘ECOLOGICAL URBANISM’ by Lars Müller Publishers, edited by Mohsen Mostafavi with Gareth Doherty, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

The premise of the book is that an ecological approach is urgently needed both as a remedial device for the contemporary city and as an organizing principle for new cities.

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