FOSKET, JENNIFER, MEMO, LAURA
Title Living Green Communities That Sustain
Publisher United States New Society Publishers 2009
0865716471 / 9780865716476
Seller ID 11324
70 b/w illus, photos & charts
This book features communities that explicitly integrate social and human factors into their design and planning, and examines the impact living in these communities has on personal health, well-being and the capacity for pursuing sustainability. It includes interviews with developers, architects and residents, highlighting personal ideals and efforts to pursue a sustainable lifestyle. The book's three parts explore: how community is central to sustainable living in everything from co-housing to communes; communities that specifically integrate green building design components with social justice politics such as racism, poverty and urban alienation; and, housing options geared toward mainstream living that offer individual choices to those who wish to live green. Written for those desiring to hear a good news story, "Living Green" will appeal to individuals and communities living a sustainable lifestyle, green building activists, and academics in sociology, planning and design, architecture and environmental fields.
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