The Compact City: A Sustainable Urban Form?

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Table of Contents

Half-Title

Title

Contributors

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Compact Cities and Sustainability: An Introduction

Part One Compact City Theory

Introduction

Centrists, Decentrists and Compromisers: Views on the Future of Urban Form

In Favour of the Compact City

Density, Efficiency and Equality in Australian Cities

The Compact City: A Successful, Desirable and Achievable Urban Form?

How Compact is Sustainable—How Sustainable is Compact?

The Search for a Sustainable Urban Form

Achieving the Compact City through Intensification: An Acceptable Option?

Part Two Social and Economic Issues

Introduction

Running the Gauntlet: A Compact City within a Doughnut of Decay

Economic and Social Issues

The Compact City and the Market: The Case of Residential Development

The Compact City and the Quality of Life

Not Compact Cities but Sustainable Regions

Urban Consolidation and the Family

Part Three Environment and Resources

Introduction

The Transport Dimension

Travel Behaviour and Local Accessibility to Services and Facilities

Sustainable Transport in a Compact City

Environmental Stress and Urban Policy

Part Four Measuring and Monitoring

Introduction

The Precautionary Principle and the Compact City

The Compact City and Urban Sustainability: Conflicts and Complexities

Environmental Capacity of a Historic City: The Chester Experience

City Space and Pollution Dispersion: A Modelling and Monitoring Exercise

Part Five Implementation

Introduction

Who Will Care for Compact Cities?

Repairing Our Much Abused Cities: The Way to Sustainable Living

Urban Footprints: Making Best Use of Urban Land and Resources—A Rural Perspective

The Compact City and the Need to Travel: The Implementation of UK Planning Policy Guidance

Sustainability in Scottish Cities: Two Case Studies of Local Management

A New Compact City Form: Concepts in Practice

Conclusion

A Question of Sustainable Urban Form: Conclusion

Index

Compact
City

A Sustainable
Urban Form?

Edited by

Mike Jenks
Elizabeth Burton
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