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Starting from first principles and using the practical experience of developing sustainable communities cost-effectively, One Planet Living cuts through the confusion. It presents a clear and simple framework that will allow students, developers, surveyors, engineers, policy-makers, architects and planners to structure their thinking. It will no doubt be the standard introductory text for design professionals and the development and planning industry.
Pooran Desai, OBE, is co-founder of award winning environmental organization BioRegional Development Group, where he originated the term 'One Planet Living' and leads the group's One Planet Communities programme. He is also Sustainability Director of UK zero carbon property development company BioRegional Quintain Ltd. Living and working at the BedZED eco-village in south London, he brings to bear on his work personal as well as professional experience.
Table of Contents
Using ecological footprinting to define sustainability
Think lifestyles - lessons from the BedZED eco-village
Understanding CO23 greenhouse gases and ecological footprint
From green buildings to sustainable infrastructure
Zero carbon zero waste communities
A closer look at zero carbon and zero waste
Connect your community locally
Health, happiness and multiple benefits of green space
Compact and car-free-simply a better city
One Planet Living-philosophy, story and set of principles
Design and construction of One Planet Communities
Start with the long term - governance and estates management
Sell the dream
Retrofit One Planet lifestyles
Keep one eye on the future
Appendices One Brighton Sustainability Action Plan One Planet Living in Sutton Example of Product Review
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