Sustainable Urban Forms

Theory, Design, and Application (First Edition)
Bashir A. Kazimee
Paperback, 306 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63487-295-9 ©2016
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    Sustainable Urban Forms: Theory, Design, and Application explores the latest research and practice regarding ways to design a more sustainable, livable world. It investigates the critical environmental problems that are created by modern cities and addresses the ecological concerns of urbanism. It also outlines creative design solutions through current viewpoints, proven strategies, and examples of good practices in the field.

    A blend of proven theory and carefully selected case studies from different geographical locations, the text provides an interdisciplinary, holistic overview of the subject matter. Readers will gain increased awareness of the critical environmental problems created by modern buildings and cities.

    Filled with outstanding graphics and visual information, Sustainable Urban Forms: Theory, Design, and Application effectively illustrates how environments can be designed to foster sustainable, livable urban communities. The book is designed for use in undergraduate courses on urban design, architecture, and environmental design. It can function as a main text, or as a companion reader in a design studio setting.

    Bashir Kazimee is a professor of architecture in the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University, Pullman since 1990 and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. His areas of interest include traditional Islamic cities and sustainable housing and communities. He is the author of Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment, published by the Wessex Institute of Technology Press.