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"Sustainable cities. Assessing Urban Environments"

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Sustainable cities. Assessing the Performance and Practice of Urban Environments

  • Editor: Pierre LACONTE, President, Foundation for the Urban Environment, member of the Lee Kuan Yew World Cities Prize Council (2010 and 2012), evaluator for the EU Green Capital Award (2011 and 2012).
  • Co-editor Chris GOSSOP, Town planner and former planning inspector (England), editor/co-editor of the ISOCARP Review (2009-2013), Trustee of the National Energy Foundation, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.
  • Publisher: I.B. TAURIS, London/New York, 2016


1. Assessing Sustainable Urban Environments depends from the levels of observation – individual buildings, urban neighbourhoods and entire cities and towns, as well as the period of reference.

2. The publication proposes a critical assessment of the techniques used to assess urban environments, including factors affecting climate change.

3. The book presents a number of best practices, including Urban Transport in France (Peter Hall’s last paper), Manchester’s waterfront, Amsterdam’s ring canals, London’s King‘s Cross development, Hamburg’s energy efficiency district, the Lee Kuan Yea World City Prizes Bilbao, New York and Suzhou (see illustration), Singapore being their common model, and the new university town of Louvain near Brussels.

« a masterpiece gathering the wisdoms of well-known experts from different fields concerning sustainable cities »



© Foundation for the Urban Environment 2013