There is need for change in our currently unsustainable cities. Carefully outlining paths towards better, sustainable ways of urban living, this book proposes a radical change in the ways we conceive and live our urban environments.

Bringing together diverse cultural and disciplinary views on urban sustainability, eighteen leading academics and practitioners in sustainable architecture and urbanism explore global concerns of sustainability and urbanity.

This broad range of issues are clearly articulated and linked to concrete places and projects, merging research and cutting-edge design investigations to promote environmentally and culturally sensitive urban futures.

part |2 pages

PART I The compact city, strategies and success stories

part |4 pages

PART II Other cultures, approaches and strategies

part |2 pages

PART III Other scales and sensibilities

chapter 12|13 pages

Eco-urbanism: an Israeli perspective

chapter 13|2 pages

Bringing back nature and re-invigorating the city centre


chapter 14|4 pages

Sustainable design towards a positive spiral


chapter 15|21 pages

Creating a cemetery: architecture that sustains cultural forms