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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 organisation 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
Chapter 1 Using ecological footprinting to define sustainability.
Chapter 2 Think Lifestyles - lessons from the BedZED eco-village.
Chapter 3 Understanding CO2, greenhouse gases and ecological footprint.
Chapter 4 From green buildings to sustainable infrastructure.
Chapter 5 Zero carbon zero waste communities.
Chapter 6 A closer look at zero carbon and zero waste.
Chapter 7 Connect your community locally.
Chapter 8 Health, happiness and multiple benefits of green space.
Chapter 9 Compact and car-free - simply a better city.
Chapter 10 One Planet Living - Philosophy, story and set of principles.
Chapter 11 Design and construction of One Planet Communities.
Chapter 12 Start with the long term - governance and estates management.