Climate Design: Design and Planning for the Age of Climate Change

Climate change and dwindling global resources bring with them a set of complex challenges, demanding new design and planning approaches that achieve more with less. Climate: Design, written for designers, architects, planners, policymakers, and academics alike, explores the current paradigm shift and illustrates how new thinking can convert investments in urban infrastructure, land use, and development into resilient and enduring support systems for human and environmental prosperity.

Author Peter Droege, an acknowledged expert in the field of renewable, sustainable design, joins forces with pioneering design firm EDAW, to focus on radical solutions and planning measures for combating climate change, and for attempting to adjust to life on a warming planet. The book explores both the current paradigm shift and design and planning practice — and how to apply professional expertise to mitigate the human causes of climate change, and adapt to its already inevitable impacts.

Author: Peter Droege Cover: Hardcover Publisher: ORO editions Language: English Pages: 280


Foreword Design and planning for the age of climate change: context and assumptions

The emerging direction Revolution of practice Principles, concepts, and visions Flux

Productive places Reconnecting living and consumption The story of apples and fish: designing for urban productivity Energy: creating an energy efficient landscape with green roofs Food: integrating agriculture into landscapes Water: urban landscapes and water management

Applications Design and natural systems: design with nature Design and urban systems: the low-carbon commune Land: climate change and terrestrial environments Changing climate and the world’s rivers and wetlands Coastal design and planning: areas of transition Urban regeneration and climate change Creating environments that engage Urban form and low-carbon buildings Measuring carbon performance and climate stable practice Water sensitive cities: a road map for cities’ adaptation to climate and population pressures on urban water Transit-oriented development: land use and transportation planning in the context of climate change Economic and planning responses to climate change

Climate: designing a new future The era of the ecological metropolis

Afterword Working on the future now

Contributors and sources Photography and references

About this author
Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Climate Design: Design and Planning for the Age of Climate Change" 02 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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