Sustainable Urban Planning: Tipping the Balance

Sustainable Urban Planning: Tipping the Balance

Author(s): Robert Riddell

Published Online: 4 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405102896

Online ISBN: 9780470773703

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773703

About this Book

Sustainable Urban Planning introduces the principles and practices behind urban and regional planning in the context of environmental sustainability.


  • This timely text introduces the principles and practice behind urban and regional planning in the context of environmental sustainability.
  • Reflects a growing recognition that cities, where the majority of humans now live, need to be developed in a sustainable way.
  • Weaves together the concerns of planning, capitalism, development, and cultural and environmental preservation.
  • Helps students and planners to marry the needs of the environment with the need for financial gain.

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