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Eco-Urbanism: Sustainable Human Settlements, 60 Case Studies (Arquitectura y diseno + ecologia) Paperback – May, 1998

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Product Details

  • Series: Arquitectura y diseno + ecologia
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns; n edition (May 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8425217237
  • ISBN-13: 978-8425217234
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 9.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,351,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By reviews on January 28, 2008
Format: Paperback
Sustainable Human Settlements: 60 case studies
Miguel Ruano

192 pp
30 x 23 cm
ISBN: 978-84-252-1723-4

This book is conceived as a basic desk-side reference manual for anyone involved in the field of urban design and planning. It presents, in an accessible form, the current state of the art in sustainable development master-planning, setting out, mostly in a graphic format and by means of 60 carefully illustrated case-studies, what is considered best-practice in the field.

The projects are drawn from all corners of the world, illustrating a global concern for these matters that transcends political and cultural frontiers. The resulting international list of masterplanners whose work is presented in the book includes small highly-specialised local practices as well as various internationally-known firms such as Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, SITE and Daniel Libeskind.

Miguel Ruano is an architect who provides design and consultancy services to large-scale projects. His particular area of expertise concerns sustainability issues, as well as the impact of converging technologies in computing, telecommunications and media on human habitats.

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Ecourbanismo - Miguel Ruano

Ecology and technology have only recently begun to settle their long-standing difference and to trascend their entrenched and confrontational ideological positions. Strategies for sustainable development now integrates both realms in a new and bold vision of the future. "Sustainability", the term made famous by the Rio `92 Conference, is rapidly finding its way into all human activities, and urban design and planning are no exception.
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