- Series: MIT Press
- Paperback: 524 pages
- Publisher: The MIT Press (September 24, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0262515008
- ISBN-13: 978-0262515009
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #631,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Design for Ecological Democracy (MIT Press)
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Hester welds ecology, landscape architecture, and a fierce commitment to strengthening urban society into a nuanced, realistic vision for this complex era.(John R. Stilgoe, Robert & Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape, Havrard University)
Design for Ecological Democracy is a compelling testament for a world that is at once ecologically sustainable, socially just, and inspired by place. Hester sees environmental change as a deliberate and positive act involving environmental competence, compelling form, celebration of everyday life, and design action. He brings together a broad but cohesive set of concepts from disciplines as diverse as environmental psychology, environmental science, medicine, and urban design to form a strong vision for future design practice. This is not a doomsday book but a hopeful and challenging call to environmental and community action.(Mark Francis, FASLA, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Davis, and author of Urban Open Space and Village Homes)
Randy Hester's profusely illustrated book is the fruitful outcome of his life's work in community design. Design for Ecological Democracy shows us how to adapt human settlements so that people can get back in touch with the sources of natural creation.(Bill Thompson, Editor, Landscape Architecture Magazine)
About the Author
Randolph T. Hester is Professor and former Department Chair in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and Principal in the firm Community Development by Design. He is the author of Neighborhood Space, Planning Neighborhood Space with People, and Community Design Primer.
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